If your child has been getting into confrontations with other kids or has developed a temper, our kids boxing class is the answer you have been looking for..
" Kids Boxing Classes Gives Your Child The Outlet They Need To Channel Their Aggression "...
... All While Teaching Them To Be Humble When Winning And Gracious In Losing
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Kids Boxing Classes
At times, some people worry that enrolling their kids into a boxing class will somehow promote aggression in their child's personality. Actually, our kids boxing class does the complete opposite. Instead, your child will learn how to control themselves and their emotions from having to do so every day when sparring. It's important to realize, the kids who train here are much, much, less likely to get into fights.
Our Kids Boxing Classes Is A Great Way For Children To Get Up And Release Some Of The Pent Up Energy That They Develop Throughout Their Day.
Throughout the day, children might have gathered some energy. However, after attending classes, all of the frustrations of the day are completely gone by the end of their workout. Also, the kids are able to channel that energy in class. Just like adults, kids find that hitting the pads and punching bags releases frustration and feels good.
Another key point, boxing imparts a sense of power to your child and a sense of responsibility. Knowing that what they are learning is for self-defense, the children are much more likely to not use their skills outside of our school unless necessary.
After time, they don't feel they need to prove anything, because they are allowed to prove themselves every day in sparring class. Also, they know that there are consequences at our school if we to ever find out if they were the aggressor in a situation.
Sparring lets kids RELEASE their aggression in a positive manner.
Our Kids Boxing Classes Gives Your Child The Experiences Of Both Success And Failure
In today's society, kids are babied too much. The life lesson of being able to handle both success and failure in a positive way is one of the most import lessons that parents can impart on their children.
However, many kids today think that throwing a tantrum is acceptable behavior. Our Kids Boxing Class will allow kids the opportunity to control their anger, disappointment, or frustration. This is accomplished by training in a competitive art like boxing. In class, the kids experience being in an actual match where there is a definite winner and loser.
How To Win, But Equally Important, How To Lose Gracefully - Kids Boxing Classes
Often, kids tend to think that winning is everything. But, in our kids boxing classes, we teach them to be humble when winning and gracious in losing. As a result, your child will learn how to handle the feelings of triumph from success. But, more importantly how to deal with the disappointment of losing.
Sometimes, losing is a great motivation to push themselves to be better and to work on technique even more.
In due time, kids will know that whether they win or lose is attributed directly to how much time and effort they have spent practicing and how disciplined they were in preparing for the match.
Therefore, this very fact alone teaches responsibility for oneself. Given these points, every match is an opportunity to both grow as a person and improve as a competitor.
One of the greatest things about our kids boxing class is that every time you compete you have a chance to become a good sportsman rather than a sore loser. In the kids boxing class, good sportsmanship is a top priority. To put it another way, we teach that winning is not as important as learning from each sparring experience.
Safety Is As Important To Us As It Is To You
At the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy, we provide a family-friendly and SAFE environment. When the children spar in class, we monitor each one of them to make sure they are having self-control. They also spar to perfect their technique.
During class, your child will not only learn the basics and fundamentals of Western boxing but also how to add in the other traditional martial arts (kung fu, escrima, judo) into their boxing style as well.
Also, since boxing is an individual sport your child will be able to take things at their own pace and eventually they will start to develop a style that will be based on their own successes and achievements.
Boxing Is A Mental Sport
Basically, the most important lesson that Kids Boxing Classes will teach your child is the value of preparation. They are reminded, actions do have consequences. If your child doesn't move quick enough, they don't just "lose a life" like when they play x-box, they actually get hit - and it hurts a bit. Sometimes, getting hit during sparring is a positive thing. The kids begin to think and realize that what they are doing is not working and need to quickly change their sparring strategy. Most important, they need to be aware and pay attention.
In conclusion, boxing is a skill that you do not gain overnight. Just like any other sport, boxing is something that needs to be practiced regularly. Sparring against other kids quickly teaches them that you cannot achieve success without hard training and daily practice.
Some of the things your child will learn in Kids Boxing classes are:
Here's the story:
I started training in martial arts as a teenager. At that time in my life, I was getting into a LOT of trouble. I was hanging out with the wrong crowd.
But wait, it didn't stop there...
Unfortunately, I was staying out late without calling. Basically, I was a juvenile delinquent. In truth, I was my parent's worst nightmare come true.
Astonishing, isn't it?
Suffice to say I owe my parents a BIG apology!
Anyway, at this time, I wasn't actively looking for the benefits that the martial arts had to offer.
Honestly, I just thought it was the coolest thing in the world to be able to actually learn this stuff. However, it was only after a few months of training that I became aware of all of the benefits that training in martial arts had to offer.
My name is Kevin Kawada and my wife’s name is Renee Kawada. Martial arts training had a remarkable positive impact on my life.
Because of this, we decided to open our own martial arts school in March of 2004. At that time we made a promise to improve the lives of all our students. Truly, we want you to experience the life-transforming experience that is martial arts.
Please come in and see our school in person! We would love to have you as our next student!
Question: What's the youngest age for kids?
Answer: We accept kids as young as 4 years old for the kid's class. However, children mature at different speeds. Some children might be ready at 4 while others might need to wait a little longer. We do have a class specifically for kids ages 3-4 called the Tiny Tots that might be more appropriate.
Question: Can we come in and either observe or try a Boxing class?
Answer: Yes, of course. You and your child are welcome to observe or even try a class. Please contact us at 702-336-1095 to schedule an appointment to come in. The trial class is free.
Question: What should my child wear for the trial lesson?
wer: Wear comfortable clothing. Wearing flip-flops or sandals are the easiest. Students cannot footwear on our mats. In addition, Students cannot be barefoot off the mats. Also, bring along a water bottle.
Question: When are the Boxing classes?
Answer:You can checkout our class schedule here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/schedule/
Question: How often should my child attend the Boxing class?
Answer: As much as possible! And here’s some great news for you: we designed our class schedule to accommodate the needs of today's families. Most families come twice a week. However, Some kids like the class so much they are here daily. Check out the class schedule here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/schedule/
Question: What's the cost of Boxing class at your school?
Answer: You can check out the prices for our classes here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/prices/
Question: When can I enroll my child in the Boxing class?
Answer: Our program is on-going. In other words, you can start at anytime.
Question: Can I enroll my child in the Boxing class even if they are not very athletic?
Answer: Of course! Enrolling in martial arts will help your child with coordination, flexibility, agility, and strength. The whole point is to get them to be athletic.
Question: How do I know that my child will stay interested?
Every parent I know wants to find some activity for their child that they will be passionate about. You want your child to be asking you to come to class every week. Also. we know you are looking at many different martial arts schools for your child. You are trying to find somewhere that will be a great fit, as far as location, pricing, and quality.
However, you should also know, we (the instructors) screen applicants to find great students for our academy. We are looking for the right students.
Now, tell me...
Are You And Your Child The Right Students For Our Academy?
Let me be a bit more specific…
We are not looking for any kind of short term student here. Short term students are difficult to teach. They don’t practice at home and don’t even know if they are going to attend next week’s class.
Uncommitted kids in class, brings down the energy of our classes
Look, we pride ourselves on being straightforward with our students 100% of the time. Honestly, there is no way martial arts training will give your child any of the benefits that martial arts have to offer, if both you and they, are not committed to the process..
As you probably know, your child will only start to gain benefits like discipline, respect, self-confidence, focus, and concentration with hard work and dedication.
Our Core Beliefs
One of our core beliefs is that you (the parents) should the ultimate decision-maker not the child. Over the years I have seen many parents allow their child to quit martial arts. These parents know deep down inside, that training is beneficial for their kids.
Let me give you an example, these same parents insist that their child does not get to choose whether or not to brush their teeth at night. Also, they say their children cannot choose to eat ice cream for dinner. In contrast, their kids DO get to choose whether they should go to martial arts class today or not.
Let me ask you a question, would you let your child quit school because they didn’t feel like going? Then why should they quit martial arts, because they didn’t feel like going? In our opinion, martial arts training is equally important to the development of your child as going to school is.
Look, we know that all parents desperately want to find something that their kids will be passionate about. The truth of the matter is that all kids (and even adults) go through periods when they feel more motivated, and when they feel less motivated.
The point is, you should expect these periods of low motivation and you should look forward to it happening. Why? Because these events are what we call “teachable moments”.
Truth is, if your child is allowed to quit at the first sign of feeling less motivated, how will they ever learn the lesson of perseverance?
The key question you need to ask yourself is “What kind of instructor do I want for my child?”
Honestly, do you want an instructor whose core belief is that martial arts will benefit your child in hundreds of ways, and make a deep impact on the rest of their life? Or do you want an instructor whose core belief is that martial arts training is just another activity?
However, that being said, there are 4 main ways we keep kids interested.
- 1First, we have a rotating curriculum that we go through. In fact, every week the students are learning various disciplines - boxing, weapons, self-defense, grappling. Your child will learn new material that will excite and motivate them through every step.
- 2Second, every April and October we host belt testing. Belt testing is something that pushes the kids to stick with it and remain motivated. Each time your child is promoted to the next belt, they get very excited. They are very proud of what they've accomplished and received their new belt. With a new belt comes new expectations.
- 3Third, consistency with their attendance. It is important for kids to be consistent with their training on a weekly basis. Kids that are consistent will continue to progress and see an improvement in their martial arts skills. So that is why kids that are inconsistent with their attendance will lose interest and eventually drop out.
- 4Finally, parents commitment to their child's training. In the end, as long as parents remain committed to their child's weekly martial arts schedule, the child will be able to progress and reach their life goal of obtaining a Black Belt. Throughout the years, we realized that kids don't quit martial arts training, parents do.
Question: Should I practice with my child at home?
Answer: Yes, we highly recommend you practicing with your child at home. In fact, coming here is similar to taking your child to piano lessons. Would you have your child go to piano lessons, then not have them practice at home? How will your child remember what they've learned? One thing's for sure, home practice is the best way to retain and perfect what they have learned in class.
And best of all…
Home practice doesn't need to be an hour. In fact, 10-15 minutes of home practice per day is sufficient.
Question: I am afraid my child will start hitting other children. Will the boxing class training make my children more violent?
Answer: If your child is already hitting others, we are definitely NOT interested in teaching your child to hit harder or with more accuracy. So you’ll be glad to know, we have encountered this problem frequently over the years we have been teaching. The result? We have had major success in the past in changing this type of behavior.
Let me tell you how...
How We Address The issue
First, we address the issue by building a close relationship with your child.
Let’s face it…This relationship is what allows us to have some influence on your child.
So hang on while I explain...
Your child will start to think about their actions before hitting others only if they have a real fear of disappointing the instructors. OK, let me repeat that…This fear of disappointing us is one of the best incentives to stop the behavior. Of course, if they don't care what we think then we cannot help them.
Secondly, we address the issue is calling them out in class.
No one likes to be in the spotlight but, if your child is hitting others, they need to feel some negative social pressure from their friends in class. As you already know, peer pressure is 10 times more powerful than receiving guidance from an authority figure. We do this in front of their peer group to try and change their behavior.
Finally, the best way for your child to learn not to hit others is through learning empathy for others.
Your child will participate in a martial arts drill called sparring. When kids don protective equipment and actually defend themselves against another child who is trying to hit them, it is called sparring. Consequently, your child will get to experience what it is like to get hit.
Let me explain...
Getting hit is an invaluable experience that is necessary for learning real empathy. Truly, as your child learns more techniques and improves in skill, they start to realize that they could actually hurt another person. Unless they are a sociopath, the hitting stops.
Of course, we remind students daily that martial arts techniques are only to be used for self-defense. Ultimately, It takes some time to actually change your child. Martial arts training can give you real results if you are willing to put in the time and effort.
Question: Can my child get hurt in the Boxing class?
Answer: Martial arts classes at our school is a safe activity. However, martial arts (like any other sport) has various risks and dangers. We always try to be safe and do what we can to prevent injuries. Kids in football or soccer are more prone to having injuries than a child enrolled in martial arts. Most situations that can cause injuries can be eliminated with a culture of safety.
We remind the kids to practice self-control when executing a punch or kick. Because of the emphasis on self-control, our kid's classes are safe and fun. From the beginning to the end of the class, the instructors are always keeping an eye on everything that goes on. Of course, like in any contact sport, occasional bumps and bruises are possible, but we work our hardest to make sure that they are very rare.
Question: Is your Boxing class fun for kids?
Answer: of course! Our instructors are skilled in taking basic movements and turning them into fun and challenging drills. In fact, what would normally be seen as hard work (like exercise) can be camouflaged into something fun and playful. For example, we have kids doing partner drills, animal warm-ups, and practicing with a pair of punching/kicking mitts. Classes are always a blast.
Question: Is the Boxing class good for little girls?
Answer: Yes, it is! Reality is, martial arts classes are not just for boys. We have a good mix of girls and boys in our martial arts classes! Surprisingly, some people think that boys are much more coordinated and faster learners. The truth is, girls are just as coordinated, capable, and mentally tough as any boy.
Question: Will my child's confidence and self-esteem improve in the kids boxing class?
Answer: Absolutely. Kids who are shy or has low self-esteem often come out of their shells. the point is, we teach kids how to be confident in many different ways. In truth, your child's confidence increases with each belt promotion, or each time they answer a question correctly, or when an instructor gives them a praise. Obviously, instilling confidence in a child is not an easy task, but we've done it time and time again.
Question: Does my child need their own equipment?
Answer: Usually, If your child is enrolled in a trial program, they can borrow our equipment. However, if you are going to stick with it, after the trial program is done, then you should get your own equipment. Good news! Everything you need can be purchased here at our martial arts studio.
Question: Are there any other fees?
Answer: Yes, belt testing fees are $55 per student. Usually, Belt testing is held twice a year in April and October.
Question: Do students in your kids boxing classes compete?
Answer: Sometimes. We only take the most competitive kids to tournaments. Most of the time our Kids Boxing Classes focus on sparring within the school. For kids itching to compete, we do our best to get them some fights.
Question: How much does your kids boxing classes class cost?
Answer: You can take a look at our prices here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/prices/
Do you have a specific times for your kids boxing classes?
Answer: No. We have a beginner class for kids where they will sometimes learn boxing.
This Is What Training In Kids Boxing Classes Can Do For Your Child
"We as parents are there to support him all the way."
"Ever since he has joined the kids boxing classes, which was this year in May, he has kept his room clean and kept up with his chores. That alone is a BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT! He has also joined the Black Belt Club, which is a three-year commitment that he made on his own.
We as parents are there to support him all the way. If he is willing to make a three-year commitment we are.
We are very proud of him and are excited about what is ahead. I also wanted to say that his grades have improved tremendously! Thank you for giving him support, encouragement and just the excitement that he has about kung fu."
Doug & Denise Walling
"You have a way of making everyone feel that they can succeed. "
Dear Kevin and Renee,
Thank you both so much for being so kind to our family and sharing your knowledge with us. Your passion for your gift of teaching others and the way you interact with students is amazing. I am already witnessing amazing improvements in Gene as he goes about his daily routine.
You've also given me a priceless gift as well: I feel excited about learning martial arts and feel confident that your school is the best place I could ever take instruction. For the first time in my life, I am taking part in a physical and mental fitness experience where I feel encouraged.
I was never a stellar athlete, and during high school, I was always scolded, discouraged and ignored by my coaches. You have a way of making everyone feel that they can succeed, as long as they have a desire.
Thank you so very much and I look forward to the coming year and all of the opportunities and accomplishments you have opened the door to for our family!
Rich, Joy, Gene and Bruce