Martial Arts Classes
Martial Arts classes have always been a popular sporting choice for both children and parents. Far from being a means to teach children how to fight, most styles of the sport have a strong focus on anti-bullying, self-defence, discipline, respect and core strength. Lessons aim to build on a child’s self-confidence, focus, fitness and defence skills in an environment that is fun but disciplined.
Instructors, or ‘sensai’, tend to split classes depending on age and experience. As they develop their skills and confidence students are usually offered the opportunity to sit for a grading (a structured exam to test if they are ready to move up to the next level of their training) or enter local competitions against other clubs. Both of these events aim to challenge and reward students for their hard work and are a great form of encouragement as well as a lesson in perseverance.
There are a number of different styles of martial arts to choose from. Whatever the discipline you choose though, be it Karate, Ninjitsu, Taekwondo or another, your child will have the opportunity to learn as an individual in a club environment. There are many physical benefits of martial arts like fitness, flexibility, balance and coordination but there are also many emotional benefits such as focus, confidence, respect, self-discipline and commitment.
Self defense classes with Practical Wing Chun aim to teach children healthy skills and habits that will lead to success in all aspects of their lives.
The Hokkaido Wolves kids' club is part of Shinken Dojo, teaching kids self-defence martial arts in Brisbane from 5 years old up to 14 years of age.