Benefits of Kickboxing Classes for Kids
How a Class at Florida Kickboxing Academy Equips Children for a Healthier Life
If you’re a parent, you may be hesitant about sending your child to a kickboxing academy. The phrase may conjure up images of children wrestling each other to the ground and breaking boards with their bare fists. Not only are kids safe under the tutelage of skilled, knowledgeable instructors, but kickboxing classes deliver a variety of benefits for children of various ages – as you’ll discover below.
Finding “Family” in a Kickboxing Class
The goal at Florida Kickboxing Academy is to improve the lives of all of our members, what we refer to as our “family.” This means every child is trained at a pace that works for them. We do this by improving the fitness, self-confidence, and physical abilities and encouraging participation and camaraderie in the FKA family – areas that can benefit your child both now and later as they progress through life.
Our state of the art training center at FKA houses only the highest quality equipment, and we employ the best teachers in the community. Importantly, our teachers are parents themselves. As experienced instructors of children, your child will never be the “test case.” We believe that offering authentic training through our kickboxing classes provides the best physical and physiological benefits for beginners, including children as young as [INSERT STARTING AGE].
Kickboxing Classes Generate Better Coordination, Motor Skills, and Physical Exercise
Doing martial arts movements gives children a chance to practice motor skills and better their coordination. Whether they are struggling with their motor skills or not, the exercises practiced in kickboxing class, such as punching, kicking, and jumping will help your child perfect the coordination and balance necessary to develop properly.
Developing quick reaction times to specific cues will also help your child improve their gross motor skills as it requires swift changes in stance and direction, improving balance. Not to mention, kids need a safe space to discharge their “after-school restraint collapse.” They’ve most likely been sitting at a desk all day, consistently being asked to sit still and keep quiet. Kids need a place to discharge all of the energy they’ve built up over the course of their school day, and an intensive physical workout in a kickboxing class is a healthy, constructive way to let off steam, work up a good sweat, and burn some calories. After all, finding physical exercise that your child enjoys will not only keep them healthy as kids but set them up for success later in life, as they now have a form of exercise they enjoy that they can come back to as adults to keep themselves fit and healthy.
Learning Respect for Others in a Kickboxing Class
Respect for others is one of the core values in martial arts classes across the board. Whether it’s for fellow classmates, teachers, or parents, children are encouraged to respect everyone and treat others well no matter who they are. In kickboxing, children must make eye contact with their teacher and their class partners, listen closely when others talk, and bow to opponents before engaging with them. Ideally, children will transfer the respect they learn in their kickboxing classes to everyday interactions with others. Martial arts studios are always accepting environments where people can come as they are. Children are encouraged to support and cheer for one another.
Enroll Today to Get a Children’s First Class Free!
Florida Kickboxing Academy is dedicated to working together with parents to help improve the skills and fitness of their children. We’re equipped to train beginners, and instruct them as far as their passion may take them – including up to professional ranks, if they eventually choose. By imparting traditional techniques through modern training with a focus on safety, you can be confident that your child is receiving the most thorough experience available. Interested in learning more about enrolling your child in a class at our West Palm Beach kickboxing academy? Enroll today!