It’s the psychological aspect of it, that it’s a good thing to hit someone else and that you will be rewarded for it if you do it well.
check out this clip I came across on YouTube last week to see what I mean.
4 Year Olds Sparring
At 4 years old do they understand the real purpose of sparring, highly unlikely. What they do understand is that adults are applauding and smiling and congratulating them from the sidelines for the very thing that they would be in trouble at preschool for doing. If you read further down you see that their child (now 6) can do tornado kicks and launch complex strategies for defeating an opponent.
Any psychologist will tell you that you reward the behaviour that you are trying to instil.
A fantastic children’s programme will offer relevant self defence training and gross motor skills development as well as an amazing character development programme. It’s focus will be on making the children better equipped for life and the daily challenges that they face at school and at home.
I know I’m at odds with 99% of martial arts teachers on this but what are your thoughts as a parent or concerned adult?…………. Should 6 year old little Johnny with all his life experience and ability to reason take his tornado kick to school or not?
If we sound like the right Kids Martial Arts school for your family and you would like a free 3 lesson trial please call Guests Martial Arts on 9495 1929 and we will be happy to arrange a time for your first introductory class.