Kids Martial Arts
Why study Kids Martial arts
Martial arts instill confidence and discipline at any age, and making it a building block of your child’s earliest experiences will help set them on the path of excellence from an early age. At Easton Training Center, we focus on F.R.E.D. in our kids program – focus, respect, energy, and discipline.
Starting young helps children develop self-awareness and confidence that permeates everything from anti-bullying approaches to social skills and staying active. Children learn technical skills to defend themselves in a positive, playful setting, and the focus on respect and camaraderie allows them to get a wider perspective of themselves in the world – how they can be better humans and how they affect others.
In addition to the programmed curriculum of our Kids BJJ and Muay Thai classes, like technique drills, games and live training, our daily Mat Chats create a space for coaches to discuss the life lessons of martial arts in relation to the kids’ daily lives.
What will my child's first class look like?
You just signed your kid up for a free class! One of our First Impressions Specialists will reach out to ask the name of your child and schedule their first class. They’ll reach out the day before to confirm, and they’ll send you a digital waiver.
On the very first day of class, you’ll arrive a little early. Martial arts can feel intimidating to a first-time child, so we want to make sure to work in some extra time to get to know them and make them feel comfortable. Depending on which class they’re taking, we give them boxing gloves or a Gi to use, and introduce them to their coach, who will introduce them to other students in the class.
Class starts with some drills or a game to get everyone warmed up, and then the coach will help form partners. All of our students know the importance and responsibility of being the higher ranked partner and taking care of their friend.
Students watch the coach demonstrate a technique, and then they rep it out with their partner as the coaches make their way around to everybody for help. During the last portion of class, kids get to live train with wrestling rounds and begin to implement techniques they learned in class!