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
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.
Great way for children to get up and release some of the pent up energy
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.
Teaches 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
Often, kids tend to think that winning is everything. But, in class, 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.
Boxing is a mental sport
Basically, the most important lesson that your child will learn 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.
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.
Some of the things you will learn in boxing class are:
These are some of the concepts we teach in boxing class.
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: 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.
Answer: 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.
Answer:You can checkout our class schedule here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/schedule/
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/
Answer: You can check out the prices for our classes here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/prices/
Answer: Our program is on-going. In other words, you can start at anytime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Answer: Yes, belt testing fees are $55 per student. Usually, belt testing is held twice a year in April and October.
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.
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.
Answer: No. We have a beginner class for kids where they will sometimes learn boxing.
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.
Here’s what people are saying about our school.
We as parents are there to support him all the way.
"Ever since he has joined , 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!