Children can start classes as soon as they can participate without help from their parents. This is usually when they are 2 or 3 years old. This is the best age to embrace essential social skills like listening to authority (a parent or a teacher) while having fun with their friends.
Martial arts classes can provide a well-rounded experience that helps preschoolers develop in every way. Kids learn to control their bodies and develop coordination and strength. They also learn to focus their attention and follow directions. As they progress in their training, they develop a sense of discipline and respect for themselves and others. They grow confidence to ask questions and they start to believe they can do something on their own. And, of course, they have tons of fun with their new friends.
Martial arts may be a transformative experience for kids, whether they are shy or bursting with energy. It helps them build self-confidence and overcome their fears. At Victory, they learn to respond quickly and efficiently to different stimuli in a supportive, safe group class setting. They easily interact with others and follow instructions. This helps them develop greater self-discipline and boost their self-esteem. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, they learn that they can achieve things they once thought impossible.
When assigning kids to the same class, we always consider age and belt rank first to ensure every child has the best possible experience. This helps kids learn at the same speed and creates a sense of belonging within the class as they work together to master techniques while pushing one another to be their best.