At our Elite Training Facility, we view every child in our kids classes as an “Adult in Training”. We recognize that just like a young sapling, children need direction and protection to grow, but as they mature, they must learn to make their own decisions and direct their own growth.
Our kids have the opportunity to spar at the end of each class, where they can make decisions on their own with guidance from their coach. Each sparring round is an immediate feedback loop of their choices, allowing them to experience success and failure in real time. These experiences of autonomy give them a taste of what it means to be an adult, setting them up for success in life.
As parents and coaches, it can be challenging to watch our children make mistakes, but it is an important part of the learning process. By investing in your child’s martial arts training, you are giving them an opportunity to practice decision-making in a safe environment. As your child works on the mats, they learn to stand strong on their own and experience the results of their choices, both strong and weak.
If you’re interested in enrolling your child in our martial arts classes and giving them the tools to become independent thinkers and decision-makers, click here for more information.