Martial Arts for Kids Under 7 years
"...less martial more fun and games"
We have two programmes for children under seven years.
- ACS MINI NINJAS
- ACS PEE WEE PUNCHERS
Neither are martial arts clubs, as we feel young children don’t understand the complexities of martial arts training and what it represents in terms of complicated practice and safety. However, in essence, both programmes serve as an introduction to martial arts and self defence without all that stuffy, disciplined marching up and down boring punching thin air stuff!
We want the kids to have fun, play games and make lots of noise. That said, it’s still important to learn some of the basic values usually associated with a martial arts clubs. At our ACS MiniNinja & Pee Wee Puncher sessions we use 3 important guiding principles:
Everything we do is geared towards the children’s safety, this means that instructors and coaches must recognise elements or conditions of unsafe play quickly and halt proceedings accordingly to address the situation. In many instances, because the message is key to all activities undertaken in our Minininja sessions, the children will often highlight or address an issue of safety themselves and of course there's the added benefit derived from exercise.
Mini Ninja participants get a sticker book to record several skill tasks - once completed they get a white martial arts belt. we also have t-shirts available for purchase.
No such incentive exists for Pee Wee Punchers, but we hope to launch something in the not too distant future.
"I bring my Son to ACS Magfa's Mini Ninjas lessons weekly. He absolutely loves coming to the class every week. My Son normally struggles to engage with children at his school but at Mini Ninjas he really gets stuck in and enjoys himself with the other children. Sensei David works hard to deliver a class that's fun but that also incorporates early basic self defence skills.. Highly recommended!"