In order for children to learn martial arts, not only help them to train physically and relax after stressful lessons but it also helps children to defend themselves against bad situations. But which martial art to choose to suit the age and psychological of children?
Children 4-6 years old: Practice Judo, Jiu Jitsu
At this age, the child’s body is still not strong enough, so absolutely should not let children participate in fighting martial arts. These martial arts have the goal of eliminating opponents so there is no shortage of punches – kicks in the head area. but injuries like these are very dangerous for young children and can leave sequelae later.
Instead, strengthless martial arts, with a focus on toughness, are the right choice for children at this time.
Children 6-12 years: Practice Taekwondo, Karate
Teenagers aged 8-12 years old are much stronger and more active than younger children. However, this is still a time when the child’s bone is still relatively soft, so limiting the exercises that are highly antagonistic and collision prone to injury.
Therefore, the martial arts that focus on boxing like Vovinam, Karate, Taekwondo, Shaolin … are the most suitable martial arts for children at this stage.
Learning Vovinam, Taekwondo, Karatedo at this time is another benefit. That is, learning the right rights later will be very convenient for children to learn to oppose the same system.
Children 12 and older: Practice Boxing, Kyokushin, Flirtatious
The characteristics of these martial arts are: Fast, Strong, Standard, Dangerous. Many parents are concerned that practicing such strong martial arts will make their children daring and aggressive.
But the benefits that Muay, Boxing, or Canopy bring are more than that. Not to mention, the training of antagonistic and practical exercises will help children when facing the risk of bumping into bad guys.
In addition, what they have learned is the ability to observe. They feel better and are more alert about the dangers from their surroundings.