Boxing is one of the best sports that you can get your teen into.
Boxing classes for teens
Boxing is a tough sport
Everyone takes a hit to the face sometimes. Even Floyd Mayweather who is arguably the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all times gets hit in every fight. It is how he comes back from being hit that truly makes him great.
Boxing teaches your teen that not everything is the end of the world.
Believe me, when you have had a hard sparring session and you are dripping sweat down your forehead, the small comment that someone made at school about how your shoes looked dirty becomes inconsequential.
The hard contact of boxing is its greatest feature. This is what separates it from many other kinds of martial arts. Learning to take the hits and keep going is what life is all about and in that way, boxing parallels life itself.
Of course, learning to take the hit and still fight is good, but no one actually WANTS to get hit.
I firmly believe in teaching defense first. When your teenager learns to block all of the different kinds of punches, sparring actually become fun. Sparring is not fun when you are constantly getting punched in the face.
Blocking comes first. Evasion comes second. I would rather teach my boxers to evade punch rather than block it. However, I think blocking is easier to grasp for beginners rather than evasion-based techniques like slipping and roll unders.
If blocking and defense come first, then for sure, footwork comes second. Footwork will put you in a good place to strike and will get you out of dangerous situations.
Footwork is the foundation of boxing and without good footwork, all of your power is essentially useless to you.
Power And Speed Third
Once your teen gets the basics of both footwork and defense, then it is time to finally work on speed and power. Speed comes from many repetitions of shadow boxing. While power comes from having a solid stance. These attributes can be cultivated over time through the warmup section of the class.
A typical teen boxing class starts with a warmup, The warmup consists of exercises that focus on strength, speed, and flexibility.
The second part of the class is usually boxing mitt work. It is expected that the students work with each other. This means that they must learn how to be good mitt holders and coaches.
The third part of teen boxing class is sparring. Sparring starts off very light. For the first year, we keep contact very light. Sometimes we have more advanced boxers just use their jab, no other punches are allowed. Sometimes we limit their tools. For example, one boxer may only work on defense while the other only works on offense.
Limiting full contact in this way means that your child will stay safe and not be afraid of sparring.
Winning And Losing
Teens are a tough group to teach boxing to. Many of them are in an awkward stage in their life where they are hyper-conscious of what their peers think of them.
They are very much aware of winning and losing and how that makes them look in the eyes of their classmates.
However, in my humble opinion, losing a match in front of others is very important for the development of their ego. Losing is a tough thing for anyone but it seems as if this age group takes it harder than the younger kids. When younger kids lose a boxing match they shrug it off within 5 minutes.
The last thing that your teenager will learn in our boxing class is social skills.
I bet if you think of your own teenage years, you can think of some cringe worthy moments that you wish you could take back.
I look at our school not just as a place to learn boxing but also as an extended family. We want to be your partner in parenting not just another activity. The staff here all see themselves as mentors to your young teenage child.
Therefore, teen class is very much about learning social skills as well as learning how to box. The teen class goes over how not to be awkward, how to be a good training partner, how to motivate others, and how to be a leader by being an example for others to follow.
I really hope that you want this kind of experience for your child. I hope that your child becomes our next student.
Interested in just Boxing?
Most people who just want their kids to learn just one style usually don't mesh well with the culture here. We always emphasize that all styles have limitations. Keep an open mind.
We've tried to answer any questions you might have but if we've missed something you can always call us at 702-336-1095.
Answer: Yes, of course. You are welcome to observe or try a class. However, please contact us to schedule an appointment to come in. The trial class is free.
Answer: Wear comfortable clothing. Also, wearing flip-flops or sandals are the easiest. Our students are not allowed to have footwear on when training on our mats. However, when they do step off our mats footwear is required. Also, we recommend you bringing a water bottle.
Answer: Teen cLasses are Mon. through Fri. at 6pm Also, you can checkout our class schedule here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/schedule/
Answer: You're never too old to start martial arts. indeed, we have student of all ages and at different fitness levels. Don't worry about not being in shape. Enrolling in martial arts will help you get in shape. Here at our school, you work at your own pace and set your own goals. in short, we are here to help you in reaching your own personal goals.
Answer: Our program is on-going. in other words, you can start at anytime. It's not like collage when everyone starts and ends at the same time
Answer: Everyone's schedule is different. Most people come twice a week. However, some students love our classes so much, they come everyday
Answer: Usually, if you are on a trial program, you can borrow our equipment. However, if you enroll in our regular program, you are required to have your own equipment eventually. In addition, your equipment packages can be purchased here at our martial arts studio.
Answer: Martial arts (like any other sport) has its various risks and dangers. However, we always try our best to prevent injuries. In addition, we always promote a culture of safety at our school that helps keep students from getting injured.
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He always speaks with patience and an awareness of your individual needs. He also has a sense of humor that keeps the classes fun. It's made a big difference in my life, I highly recommend this school!
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