Krav Maga Worldwide kids classes.
Helping kids develop useful physical and mental skills is one of the biggest challenges that parents face. The challenge is about raising kids who are equipped to deal with real world obstacles and real world dangers. It’s a stressful and somewhat scary proposition, to be honest.
What’s even more difficult is finding an activity for kids that builds useful physical and mental skills and is something that kids actually want to do. It is legitimately hard to convince some kids that going somewhere to do something is going to be more fun and/or enjoyable than staying home and playing on a computer or tablet.
Martial arts and self-defense training is an activity that many parents choose for their kids because it’s somewhat easy for kids to understand that they need to know how to protect themselves from “bad guys”.
There are myriad choices for kids self-defense classes and the diversity of what is offered actually dilutes what is important about self-defense in general. It’s not just about getting kids into a self-defense or martial arts class, it’s about getting kids into the right class with expert instructors who will provide the right kind of training.
If there is no clear system for learning and for teaching the application self-defense skills or kids and their parents will be wasting time.
Krav Maga is the best self-defense for kids.
Krav Maga Worldwide Kids self-defense classes are the best self-defense classes for kids. This really comes back to what the ultimate purpose of getting kids into kids self-defense classes is. Developing useful physical and mental skills that will ultimately be valuable in the real world. Every parent fears that their kids will be bullied or beat up or attacked and have no idea how to help or stand up for themselves. There is the fear that kids will learn self-defense in self-defense classes for kids and use those skills to hurt other kids.
Krav Maga Worldwide is the world leader in reality based self-defense training for adults and for kids. Our kids self-defense classes, and kids fight training classes, are rooted in a system that was specifically designed to be easy to learn and easy to recall under stress.
Kids classes at Krav Maga Worldwide are taught by certified expert instructors. They teach kids self-defense classes in a way that is fun but also challenging. Kids learn physical and mental skills that give them the awareness to stay away from trouble and only to fight back if there is no other way out of a given situation.
Krav Maga Worldwide kids self-defense classes aren’t just martial arts, they are a systematic method of building skills that will make kids safe and strong.
What is Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is often referred to as Israeli self-defense because the system was developed by a man named Imi Lichtenfeld in the newly formed nation of Israel at the conclusion of World War II.
Imi had extensive experience as a boxer, grappler, as a young man and utilized his hand to hand combat experience as part of the Nazi resistance movement during WWII. Imi’s knowledge and experience made him the perfect choice for the Israeli government to lead the training of Israel’s newly formed military.
The challenge for Imi was training ordinary people to become proficient in hand-to-hand combat in a very short period of time. Israel needed a capable defense force immediately. Imi met this challenge by developing Krav Maga.
Physical skills in kids self-defense classes.
The foundation of Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes for adults is “combatives” or striking techniques. It’s the exact same for kids. Students in Krav Maga Worldwide kids self-defense classes learn to use punches, kicks, knees, elbows, and more to fight back against an attacker. When considering the idea of self-defense for either adults or kids, a person who is defending themselves must have the ability to do physical damage to someone who is trying to do physical damage to them.
In kids self-defense classes it’s very important to have a systematic approach to teaching and developing these striking skills and techniques. Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes do not spend time on ceremonial practices like forms or katas. There is no mystical or esoteric element. Kids in Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes are taught how to get into a fundamental fighting stance and use striking techniques to defend themselves.
The striking techniques that kids learn increase in both complexity as kids progress through various levels of kids self-defense classes. Krav Maga levels and Krav Maga belts for kids are determined by several factors like age, size, and overall physical ability so that training is consistent and nobody gets overwhelmed.
Learning striking skills is imperative for learning self-defense and it also provides the ancillary benefits of helping kids develop strength, flexibility, and coordination. In short, kids get a great workout in self-defense classes, which also helps them alleviate stress just like adults.
In every kids self-defense class at Krav Maga Worldwide, the striking skills that kids learn are applied to various self-defense situations like defending against a headlock or defending against a choke.
Our expert instructors at every certified Krav Maga Worldwide training center know how to introduce these sorts of scenarios in a way that is clear and logical without being intimidating or overwhelming. Similar to striking techniques, the self-defense scenarios that kids train on in kids self-defense classes increase in complexity as kids progress through various levels of training.
In the highest levels of kids self-defense classes, kids work on things like full contact sparring and even defenses against weapons like guns, knives, and sticks.
Mental skills in kids self-defense.
Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training is based on a system and that system is based on principles. The system isn’t diluted for kids. It is presented in a slightly different way but all of the skills that relate to the principles of the system are the same.
In this way, kids who are training in kids self-defense classes learn the importance of NOT being involved in a fight just for the sake of fighting. They also learn how to be aware of threats that are prevalent in the real world and either how to avoid these sorts of dangers or what to do if they are confronted with them.
In Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense training this sort of mentality is known as “situational awareness” and it works the same for kids as it does for adults. The easiest example of situational awareness for kids is something like “stranger danger”.
This is something that is almost universally taught to kids by their parents but kids in Krav Maga Worldwide self-defense classes actually train on it. They do drills. They practice avoidance. They work on skills that will keep them out of a stranger danger-type situation. They develop tactics. This is important not only in terms of real word threats and dangers but it’s an example of problem solving and critical thinking. That’s a skill and a benefit that goes beyond the training room.
Another valuable element in Krav Maga classes for kids is games and team building exercises. Kids get the chance to play games that are simply intended to be fun, like dodgeball or freeze tag, and they play problem solving games like team obstacle course races that give them the opportunity to work together and, again, solve problems.
This sort of cooperative problem solving helps kids socialize, build relationships, and learn the value of being part of a team. It’s also a lot of fun for the instructors to see kids work in this way and develop.
Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers.
Krav Maga classes for kids at Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers aren’t just about getting kids into a costume, and them busy for half an hour or an hour. Our kids program has been developed to empower kids with real skills so they can be safe and strong.
We want kids to develop skills that have value and, as mentioned before, that means value that goes beyond the ostensible aspects of self-defense training. Krav Maga Worldwide certified instructors have dedicated years of their lives to their training so they can help kids and adults develop these skills. Many of our certified training centers offer a free trial class so you can see what our programs have to offer risk free.
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