Kids Defense

Ages: 7-13
Prerequisites: None
Class Size: 10 student max
Class Length: 50 -55 min
What to Wear: Comfortable athletic clothing and shoes. Please no denim or flip-flops.

Description:
Every superhero can defend himself as he moves throughout the city, right!?  Kids Defense is our entry-level martial arts class for kids.  We combine elements of Pencak Silat, Muay Thai, Wu Wei, Wrestling, Aikido, Jujutsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Capoeira into a well-rounded, dynamic system that focuses on defending and redirecting attacks, submissions, locks, as well as defenses to classic bully moves. The goal is to give students the preparation and the confidence to defend themselves against schoolyard bullies and potential abductors.  This class is taught on a 5-week rotation, with the material changing weekly.  Students may begin the rotation at any time, and then continue through as many rotations as needed until chosen for promotion.  Students also learn our core values (Respect, Discipline, Responsibility, Commitment, and Leadership) and what they mean in practice.  Beyond the ability to perform particular movements correctly, we expect our students to embody those values before they become eligible for promotion.

What to expect:
Each Kids Defense class will involve a discussion of values, a warm up, a strength/conditioning component, skill work and drills, and a cool down.  Although not a high-intensity class, it likely will be physically demanding to some.  Please bring a water bottle and be ready to sweat.

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