kickboxing, jiujitsu, boxing, wrestling
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4-14 years old
The children are the future. Give them skills that will last them a lifetime. They will learn how to throw the proper punches, kicks, elbows and knees just like the adults in a balanced environment where discipline, technique and fun are stressed. Children’s classes are separated by age: 4-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds and 10-14 year olds. With more than enough children’s kickboxing instructors on hand, this will ensure each child gets the proper instruction at DCS.
4-14 years old
Children love to wrestle and grapple – it is in their nature. Why not bring them into our children’s Jiujitsu classes and learn how to do this properly through the art of Jiujitsu. Children will learn proper break falls, rolls, takedowns, positioning and submissions. Like all children’s classes at DCS, discipline, technique and fun are stressed! Children’s classes are separated by age: 4-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds and 10-14 year olds. With more than enough children’s kickboxing instructors on hand, this will ensure each child gets the proper instruction at DCS.
4-14 years old
Let your child learn the art of hitting and not getting hit. They will learn punching, head movement, foot work, angling, timing, counters and much much more at one of “best boxing gyms in Vancouver”. Children’s boxing classes are separated by age: 4-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds and 10-14 year olds. Like all children’s classes at DCS, discipline, technique and fun are stressed! With more than enough children’s boxing instructors on hand, this will ensure each child gets the proper instruction at DCS.
4-14 years old
Have your child learn the olympic sport of freestyle wrestling. It is a combat sport involving grappling-type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. Great for children to learn how to use their bodies and develop strength and co-ordination. Discipline, technique and fun are the focus of all our children’s classes and are led by our experienced and knowledgable instructors.
What to expect
We strive hard at DCS for classes to be that perfect balance of discipline and fun. Children’s classes whether it be Kickboxing, Boxing, Jiujistu or Wrestling are broken into 3 parts. Warmup, Technique/Drilling, and Conditioning.
Warmups vary from running drills, to animal drills/movements, techniques, rolls/breakfalls (Jiujitsu), to even shadow boxing.
Technique/Drills vary from practicing techniques in the air or on a partner, padwork, to even sparring.
*Note that children are not forced to spar, if parents do not want their children to participate in sparring please let an instructor know and your child will be given other drills/exercises.
Conditioning varies from pushups, squats, situps, burpees, etc. At DCS we feel it is important that children get the fitness & conditioning aspect of martial arts.
Benefits For your child training at DCS
Martial arts demand focus, respect, honour and self-restraint – all things that qualify as excellent life skills. By doing one of our martial arts classes your child will learn the discipline needed in life to achieve whatever they wish.
Being Active/Getting Fit
Physical fitness is essential for proper growth and development. In addition to eating a healthy diet, it’s important for kids to learn the value of being active.
One of the best benefits of Martial Arts for kids is that it includes a physical activity component. Not only will your child move around a lot, but they’ll also build on their strength and flexibility.
Doing martial arts movements can help kids get a better feel for their body in space. This is good for kids who struggle with motor skills. It also helps kids understand the power of the mind over the body.
The proper development of your child’s motor skills depends on coordination and balance. One of the major benefits of martial arts is learning how to use your body and react quickly. Through punching, kicking, takedowns, positions and submissions your child will develop the co-ordination needed to excel in any physical activity.
Goal Setting/Working towards a Goal
Some kids who learn and think differently feel like they never “win” at anything. In martial arts, kids work at their own pace. They earn a different rank every time they reach a new skill level. This can boost self-esteem and keep them motivated.
Children are rewarded for their practice and mastery of skills through new ranks. Focusing on a goal such as achieving a new rank or belt is a great way to learn about goal-setting and motivation.
The study of martial arts focuses highly on self-improvement. Unlike team sports, the only person to compete against is yourself. This speaks to the many mental benefits of martial arts.
While some kids struggle with the highly competitive nature of team sports and the idea of letting others down, martial arts can boost their confidence through slow and steady growth as an individual.
Peaceful conflict resolution is a pillar of martial arts. However, there are instances when self-defence may become necessary.
While we hope our children will never be in a situation that requires self-defence, it is a lifesaving skill. In a frightening scenario, basic self-defence can give your child the ability to protect themselves.
The study of martial arts has long been tied to the concept of respect. It is one of the core values you’ll see in any class, regardless of the type of martial arts. From day one, children are encouraged to respect the instructor, as well as their parents and teachers.
Your child is required to have their own gear after one month of training. Shop equipment and apparel at our online store.
(Optional if child can wrap their own hands)
(Required for kickboxing & boxing)
Gi with belt
(Required for jiujitsu)