Though lockdown is ending for many business activities in different countries but the opening of schools is still a big question. Mothers are worried about the physical activities of their kids because it doesn’t sound healthy to leave their kids with gadgets all day. That’s why I am going to share some tips with mothers to arrange martial arts activities at home.
First of all, you need to decide which martial arts activity you are going to teach or arrange for your kid. In this regard, I would prefer to suggest parents to pick any of these advanced and traditional martial arts.
Karate: Yes, it is the first martial art game that comes into mind. If you are a parent of 7 to 18 years old kids or teens, then I would suggest this game. It doesn’t help kids to grow physically but also help to strengthen their psychological techniques to win a game. Karate is very famous among kids, and you can find several video lessons of karate on YouTube and the web.
Judo: As compared to team sports, judo is a very amazing advanced martial arts sport for your kids. It is not only useful for self-defence, but it enhances self-confidence, discipline and control in children. It usually revolves around throws. Though many online courses are available but you can also know about judo throws from here. The best age to start judo is 7 years old but yes, you can also arrange it for kids above 7.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the safest sports for your kids and preteens, but your teens would love to play it because it is very cool. Somehow it looks like wrestling, but the main idea is all about grappling. Your kids would love to play it.
In the second step, if you don’t want to try these beginner classes from online videos, then you can enrol for online courses. Yes, in this lockdown, several martial arts training schools conducting online courses.
After enrollment in the right martial arts school, you need to set up a room for this training. I don’t think you need much space to perform it but better to cover the floor with roll-up mats and mattresses, especially if you are willing to avoid injuries. If you have enough budget, then the idea of Home Dojo also sounds good.
In the end, I would like to suggest parents to turn their coach mode on and their parent mode off. In this way, you can teach them in a better way. Yes, you would have to engage yourself in these martial arts activities. Otherwise, it would be tough for kids to learn them via videos or online classes.