Apr 27, 2010

Martial arts training for children


The technical standard of martial arts in the West is extremely high, in fact, the modern martial arts such as kick-boxing and Ultimate Fighting to the more traditional art of Karate-Jitsu, etc British martial artists Jiu their brand throughout the world. and all as the worlds' best recognized. However, elite athletes and technicians can see above are just that: Elite. exceptional talentIndividuals at or very near, peak performance standards.

Most of us will never achieve this lofty status that many of us would not even want. But this means that we should not join a club and pull off a buzz of training at our level? Of course not! Martial Arts has something for everyone and should be easily accessible for those who want to give them a try.

So teachers of all types of people, however, takes a special skill. Ability, whichcompletely separate to have technical skills. This ability is called 'teaching skills, "because it is a fact that being good at your subject, does not mean you can teach the subject rather than an opportunity to drive a car mechanic is good for you!


all martial arts instructors not choose) to teach very young children (4-6 years because they know that there will be an extremely challenging task. They are, of course, entirely correct in that assumption!
It requires aspecial set of skills, and the author was obliged to seek such advice certainly, if the teacher concerned has undergone specialized training in any form, to participate, with the complexity.

However, it is important that teachers are teaching skills, as this can improve performance and maintain good practice in quality assurance throughout the refine curriculum. They are training to be promoted, and those who seek to undergo. InMeanwhile, here are some of the "fundamentals are good to go with:

To be able to teach a class of children, the teacher will need to understand something about the development of children, and to complement the class structure in a way and strengthen them.
child development has four main aspects, and these are:

- Physical

- Intellectual

- Emotions

- Social

Together these are known as "Pie" (nice easy way to remember them!)


A child under school age who have already begun to act independently, they will be able to change their own budogi, and efficient use of certain devices. They also have a good degree of balance and agility, so you can reasonably hope that they are capable of running kicks, rolls and break falls.

We must always remember that they are still in development, broadly is to avoid all activities which could adverselytheir delicate frames (common block, choke / choke, rolling objects, hitting hard objects, certain types of sports, etc.).

Intellectual development

The mind of the young child is like a sponge when it comes to absorb information. They love to learn new things, and teachers must be careful in their midst "too far, too fast, because the Spirit, as the body can, overworked and tense. So make sure you're here regular periods of work (learning)and rest periods (play) In general, children learn by doing "(sensory) rather than listen to much music (hearing) or see (visual). This means that while it is still important that the teacher does nothing that continue to demonstrate and explain both what they want to do the class, much more emphasis should be placed on how to do this because it is a "style active" learning is the necessary energy and participation, rather than the more passive sitting atWhat to listen to the teacher, while trying not to agitate or noses pick-asleep!

These young students have already developed a good capacity for problem-solving, the trainer should not immediately rush to every little error correction / noted (unless a specific aspect of safety is jeopardized in danger) Rather, they should allow them some time to try and work out for you like the way they get a much bigger sense of achievement.


Although man is the most intelligent species on the planet, yet our emotions that define who we are. The ability to feel "rather than simply" reason "or think" what is our life so rich and varied: What makes us "human" if you like.
During this period children are still developing their understanding of emotions (both our own and those around them) This is a very important skill that they, ultimately, to helpbalanced adults.

Given the constant support and trainers should provide ample reason to be confident to show young children to help them develop their confidence and self esteem. They should be encouraged to form new bonds and friendships on the mat, her feelings in a socially acceptable way and also how other people feel and think.
If implemented correctly, the above techniques to combine a strong and emotionally secure child "feels" like a precious resultIndividual.

Social Development

Social skills are what they think of us in society as a whole. Any form of learning in groups is a 'social experience, where the child is not only the course is taught learning, but also some aspects of interpersonal skills and teamwork. This is where you learn things such as responsibility, discipline and good manners. Wait for "their side" and use "please" and "thanks" (and "OOSE), etc.

The children in this age group mayexpected to share equipment, work in groups, choose their friends and wait patiently for the teacher's attention. Acquisitions of "socialization" skills to help them understand the rules and basic principles of society and their role in it. They must respect others, self discipline, and (later) is more a recognition of law and order.

The teaching methods for preschoolers

As we all know already, have children at this age:

-Amuch energy

A very short attention span

-The ability to learn quickly

-A love of games and play

Coordination of different

This means that lessons should be as follows:

Sure! (See chapter on health and safety)

-Short (max 30/45mins)

Kinesthetic (emphasis on "doing")

-Interesting, stimulating and informative

-You have a lot of variety

-Includes many of the "fun" element.

BeyondThe reasoning may help, such as pins, medals, trophies, certificates are being used or color "cards" for their belts, etc.
This type of economy token plays an important role in promoting learning and achievement, and is a valuable resource to influence and create positive attitudes and behaviors.

You must have:

limits qualification (or equivalent plus a black belt Coaching / Training / Teaching Award, etc.)

Well-CRB checked

-You have a sonProtection policy

-Have a special training for Child Protection

-Ensure that all health and safety measures have been adopted and are up-to-date (including insurance)

Teach young children can be a very profitable company, as you can often see the results of your efforts almost immediately. It's worth the extra effort involved.

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