Childrens Martial Arts

Children’s Martial Arts

Wing Chun Kung Fu Schools aim is to provide full time martial arts education for your children from the age of 4, taking them through our black belt and leadership courses, and developing them into young instructors. We develop your child into a respectful and confident person, willing to succeed in the future.

Our dedicated team of instructors have been taught the relevant teaching skills at our Regional Headquarters which is based in London, under the guidance of Sifu Scott Rowlinson.

Wing Chun is a Kung Fu system from China. It is recognised as one of the most practical, simple and effective martial arts in the world and is dedicated to educating people in the subject of self defense.

The children’s system is a complete education program which gives motivation, self confidence and other invaluable life skills that will be with them for the rest of their lives. The class is based on the moves of various martial arts but it is the way that it is taught that makes a major difference to your child.

We have split the class based on age groups, and although the curriculum covered is the same, the expectation for what they can demonstrate is different.

CHILDRENS MARTIAL ARTS CLASS

Little Dragon Black Belt Children Martial Arts Course

Little Dragons Aged 4-6 years

Little Dragons Basic Children’s Martial Arts Course

The Little Dragons Basic children’s martial arts course is for children between 4 and 6 years of age.

This course is designed by taking the first 4 modules of the Black Belt course to give your child an introduction to martial arts, in which the aim is to install the idea of what a martial artist is and how they behave when training with each other. It’s there to give them a better understanding of basic body mechanics.

The first 4 programs cover aspects of:

  • Basic Striking – Developing the ability to move dynamically, learning basic punching combinations
  • Basic Kicking – Building leg strength, balance and flexibility
  • Partner Training – Learning to work safely with pads and kick shields, communicate with a partner and develop confidence, mirroring your training partner and developing co-spatial awareness
  • Self Defence Training – Dealing and understanding distance, grabs, stranger danger, teaching safety and responsibilities

At this stage in your child’s development we would focus more on 80% life skills and interaction with other children with 20% basic martial arts skills introduced to improve balance and coordination.

Once your child has completed the first four modules your child will begin to learn Wing Chun which is a close quarter self defence system.

Little Dragons Black Belt Children’s Martial Arts Course

In this course your child will start by going through the Basic modules that are in the Little Dragon Black Belt course, as outlined above.

Once your child has completed the first four modules your child will begin to learn Wing Chun which is a close quarter self defence system, alongside single and double Nunchuck and Escrima sticks training.

The Little Dragons Black Belt Children’s Martial Arts Course will cover the 6 elements of Wing Chun during each class:

  1. Forms – This is solo training for you to learn how Wing Chun practitioners use their arms and legs, and teaches the positions that we use in Wing Chun.
  2. Sparring – As a beginner we start gently sparring to get you used to being in close distance and learning to deal with basic attacks being thrown at you.
  3. Chi Sau – This is known as Sticking Hands, once you are at punching range or closer then you will be in contact with your opponent. Chi Sau builds directly into your body the automatic reflexes you need to defend yourself and open the other person up once you are in contact with the attacker. It is the training of this skill that makes us specialists in dealing with people at close quarters.
  4. Punches – Once a fight starts you have to be able hit someone hard if you are going to stop them, a great punch is your most useful tool.
  5. Steps – The better your footwork, the more balance you have, and so the quicker you can move and the harder you can hit, the importance of great footwork can not be overstated in the art of Wing Chun.
  6. Theory – Theory is the understanding and ideas behind how you should be and act as a Wing Chun martial artist. This will give you everything you need to apply the art to suit you as an individual.

Each element is designed to help your child understand how Wing Chun is used and to also build muscle memory as Wing Chun is a reactive Martial Art. Your children will find themselves responding without even thinking about it, but as you can imagine this takes time to learn.

Children on our Little Dragons Black Belt Children’s Martial Arts Course also have the opportunity to train with nunchucks and escrima sticks. Weapons training has a significant effect on a child’s coordination and allows them to learn a fun skill in a safe and controlled manner.

Once your child has reached his/her Black Belt they will begin to work towards learning to help the Instructor teach the younger students and gain greater confidence through their training to lead a class of young Martial Artists.

For more information on our Little Dragons Kung Fu Curriculum click here, and book your free lesson now by clicking the button below.

 

Junior Warriors Aged 7-12 years

Junior Warriors Basic Children’s Martial Arts Course

The Junior Warriors Basic children’s martial arts course is for children between 7 and 12 years of age.

This course is designed by taking the first 4 modules of the Black Belt course to give your child an introduction to martial arts, in which the aim is to install the idea of what a martial artist is and how they behave when training with each other. It’s there to give them a better understanding of basic body mechanics.

The first 4 programs cover aspects of:

  • Basic Striking – Developing the ability to move dynamically, learning basic punching combinations
  • Basic Kicking – Building leg strength, balance and flexibility
  • Partner Training – Learning to work safely with pads and kick shields, communicate with a partner and develop confidence, mirroring your training partner and developing co-spatial awareness
  • Self Defence Training – Dealing and understanding distance, grabs, stranger danger, teaching safety and responsibilities

At this stage in your child’s development we would focus equally on life skills and interaction with other children, and basic martial arts skills introduced to improve balance and coordination.

Once your child has completed the first four modules your child will begin to learn Wing Chun which is a close quarter self defence system.

Junior Warriors Black Belt Children’s Martial Arts Course

In this course your child will start by going through the Basic modules that are in the Junior Warriors Black Belt course, as outlined above.

Once your child has completed the first four modules your child will begin to learn Wing Chun which is a close quarter self defence system, alongside single and double Nunchuck and Escrima sticks training.

The Junior Warriors Black Belt Children’s Martial Arts Course will cover the 6 elements of Wing Chun during each class:

  1. Forms – This is solo training for you to learn how Wing Chun practitioners use their arms and legs, and teaches the positions that we use in Wing Chun.
  2. Sparring – As a beginner we start gently sparring to get you used to being in close distance and learning to deal with basic attacks being thrown at you.
  3. Chi Sau – This is known as Sticking Hands, once you are at punching range or closer then you will be in contact with your opponent. Chi Sau builds directly into your body the automatic reflexes you need to defend yourself and open the other person up once you are in contact with the attacker. It is the training of this skill that makes us specialists in dealing with people at close quarters.
  4. Punches – Once a fight starts you have to be able hit someone hard if you are going to stop them, a great punch is your most useful tool.
  5. Steps – The better your footwork, the more balance you have, and so the quicker you can move and the harder you can hit, the importance of great footwork can not be overstated in the art of Wing Chun.
  6. Theory – Theory is the understanding and ideas behind how you should be and act as a Wing Chun martial artist. This will give you everything you need to apply the art to suit you as an individual.

Each element is designed to help your child understand how Wing Chun is used and to also build muscle memory as Wing Chun is a reactive Martial Art. Your children will find themselves responding without even thinking about it, but as you can imagine this takes time to learn.

Children on our Junior Warriors Black Belt Children’s Martial Arts Course also have the opportunity to train with Nunchuck and Escrima sticks. Weapons training has a significant effect on a child’s coordination and allows them to learn a fun skill in a safe and controlled manner.

Once your child has reached his/her Black Belt they will begin to work towards learning to help the Instructor teach the younger students and gain greater confidence through their training to lead a class of young Martial Artists.

For more information on our Junior Warriors Curriculum click here, and book your free lesson now by clicking the button below.

 

CHILDRENS MARTIAL ARTS CLASS

Children’s Martial Arts Development and Benefits

10 Life changing benefits for your children

  1. Confidence and Self-Esteem: All beginners have fun and perform easy exercises promoting inner belief, leading to increased focus and strength of character.
  2. Fitness: Developing your body and mind to be healthy through strength, flexibility and cardiovascular exercise.
  3. Personnel Safety: Punching, kicking and blocking techniques are some of the practical close and long range skills you will learn on the Little Dragons/Junior Warriors. Additional skills include personal safety awareness.
  4. Self Control: It is essential that all children learn to conduct themselves with restraint to increase strength of mind and character.
  5. Focus: Making smarter decisions through listening and reaction drills that will improve your concentration and dexterity.
  6. Etiquette: The development of courtesy and integrity reinforces respect and interpersonal skills for everyone. Etiquette also greatly improves your child’s behaviour at school and at home.
  7. Balance and Coordination: These are important skills to learn at the start of your Martial Arts Journey as they ultimately lead to better posture and good spatial awareness.
  8. Discipline: Building a positive vision of discipline as a highly rewarding life-skill that improves personal development.
  9. Positive Energy Channeling: Martial Arts helps children channel their energy in a positive and self rewarding way through goal setting and the drive to improve.
  10. Indomitable Spirit: A non-quitting attitude that is always positive and eager to learn. The secret to becoming a winner in Martial Arts is to overcome difficulties through perseverance.

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