Martial arts training especially for the under 10s
Many parents recognise the health benefits of
martial arts training, especially at a time when children lead
increasingly sedentary lives. Childhood weight problems are
increasingly in the spot-light and training in an aerobic
?hard? style of martial arts is increasingly being seen as the
perfect way to combat these health problems. Couple this with the
increased self-esteem and self-confidence which training in the
martial arts have traditionally brought, and it is no surprise
that many parents are looking to encourage their children to take
up martial arts training.
Master Simon Evans, the instructor at "Mighty Mites", tries to adopt a
relaxed atmosphere to the lessons. That way, the students will be more relaxed and enjoy their training. Training should be a fun experience !
That doesn?t mean that training is undisciplined. The martial arts
are contact arts / sports, so discipline must be maintained in
order to keep training safe. This, in turn, promotes respect for
the arts, respect for others and, importantly, self-respect.
The classes are designed for children aged 5 and above. However, if a child of 4 is mentally and physically mature enough, they will also be welcome.