Is your karate kid bouncing off the walls?
Or are they getting bored of the same old swimming lessons, gymnastics classes and soccer practices?
Let them try something new with kickboxing classes for kids! All kids ages 7 to 15 years old are welcome to participate in this exciting and fast-paced class (no experience required)! Muay thai kickboxing is the perfect sport for little kickers. Among all of the after-school programs available in Ottawa, kickboxing is one of the most exciting and fun activities for kids! Read below to find out more…
CLASS AGE GROUPS FOR MUAY THAI KICKBOXING FOR KIDS
Age range: 7 to 15 years old
In order to practice kickboxing in a safe environment, your child will be exposed to various techniques and safely learn how to fall, how to kick and how to use ‘the clinch’ (a specific technique taught in Muay Thai Kickboxing classes). At our martial arts studio, after your child has reached 7 years old, we introduce the competitive nature of martial arts and kids are able to spar safely!
If your kid is always looking for fun things to do in Ottawa that isn’t the same old and boring after-school program, then they will love our classes. Its mixed martial arts, combat-fitness and gymnastics all in one!
WHAT YOUR KID CAN EXPECT TO LEARN IN A MUAY THAI KICKBOXING CLASS
Not only can you expect your child to be tired out after one of our classes, but we also make having fun a top priority! We ensure your child is immersed in a rich fitness and cultural experience, where they feel comfortable to express themselves in healthy ways and try new things.
If your child has previously done gymnastics and loved it, this could be a totally new way for them to use the skills they’ve learned and mastered! Your child’s brain is in constant development, being challenged is key to their growth! Sign up your child for a martial arts class today and see for yourself the amazing effect it will have on them.
BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES FOR KIDS
Whether your kid has been training in martial arts since they were very young or if they’re just getting into it (and practising sumo-wrestling style around the house), the benefits are the same:
- Increase self-confidence and self-awareness
- Instills the importance of respect and discipline (more specifically self-discipline)
- Helps clear the mind
- Helps dispense excess energy through physical fitness
- Helps with focus and concentration abilities
- Increases muscle-awareness
- Can be very therapeutic
- Learn core techniques of self-defense
- Training from a world-class athlete, certified black belt and expert teacher
- Keeps the kids busy before dinner
HISTORY OF MUAY THAI KICKBOXING
Muay Thai is a specific type of combat-fitness that is also known as the science of 8 limbs. Kun Khmer (Muay Thai) is the national sport of the beautiful island of Thailand. As a matter of fact, that is where the sport was taken from the streets to the world stage. It’s also the reason why this sport is practised worldwide and is known by almost everyone in the martial arts community!
To tell you a little more about the sport; many of the principles and techniques of this martial art are applied in mixed martial arts today and in various fight competitions where combat techniques are used (such as UFC). It is characterized by using a mix of offensive and defensive techniques. Opponents battle for the dominant position with short range strikes by way of elbows and knees to wear down their opponent. You’ll be surprised how quickly your child will pick it up!
VARIETY OF MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES FOR KIDS IN OTTAWA AVAILABLE
If martial arts is something you’ve thought about signing your child up for, look no further! At Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness, we offer a wide variety of martial arts classes for kids in Ottawa. Browse the links below to see which class is right for your little kicker!
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OTTAWA MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS CLASSES
Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness aims to provide the highest quality instruction not only for athletes that have high aspirations but also for beginners that may not hold Olympic type dreams. All levels of experience are most welcome with appropriate programs custom made to suit any fitness or skill level.
TINA TAKAHASHI'S HIGHLIGHTS
- CANADA’S 1ST GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD JUDO COMPETITION
- CANADA’S 1ST WOMEN’S OLYMPIC COACH
- CANADA’S SPORT FEDERATION CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR PIONEERING WOMEN’S COMPETITIVE JUDO
- CANADA’S JUDO SPORTS HALL OF FAME, JUDO ONTARIO, OTTAWA AND NEPEAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBER
- CANADA’S JUDO INSTRUCTOR FOR PRIME MINISTER MULRONEY & PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU’S CHILDREN