8 to 12 Year Old Martial Arts

8 - 12 Year Olds Martial Arts Program

Overview
The 8-12 year olds learn a modern self-defense system with all the self-defense skills of our famous Advanced Officer Safety and world famous Shoot Wrestling Canada programs, as well as the FSD Boxing program.
All of these effective combative systems are strategically placed in the children's program so that they are introduced at appropriate maturity and skill levels.
This fun and exciting program has many sport specific games to develop strength, mental toughness, and decision making ability under stress.

Weapons
The students first learn two person interactive staff forms. Part theatre, part fantasy, this conditions the child to someone striking at them with a weapon. Later they will learn the same baton skills as our Advanced Officer Safety program. This makes an easy transition from fantasy to reality and conditions the child for a true self-defense situation.

Boxing
A five level program spread throughout the children's program. Level 1 is shadow boxing and striking pad skills and Level 5 is live boxing. Levels 2,3,4 teach a step-by-step method of the science of boxing.

Wrestling
Students learn Shoot Wrestling, an effective mix of Judo's armlocks and chokeholds and Olympic (Amateur) Wrestling's effective throws and holddowns. It is presented in a self-defense style that teaches how to use wrestling to control and get out of headlocks, bear hugs, strangle holds, and other Bully situations. An effective and successful portion of the program, you will see the children wrestling each and every class.

Classical Martial Arts
The children learn tough solo routines or katas. Each routine is from a different classical martial art. The students can now see the differences among the martial arts and can see why these antiques of the old world are no longer viable for modern self defense.

Progression
The 8-12 year olds earn four Stripes per Belt. Each stripe focuses on a different aspect of self defense. For example, 1st stripe in ground fighting, how to create a good hold down and how to escape some one holding you down with a head lock.