Youth Sports Reimagined.
Active kids through bite-sized, connected, screentime. Reimagining Youth Sports Training and Physical Education.
Why We Love It!
Self-defense classes in boxing, karate, judo, Jiu Jitsu and other mixed martial arts provide incredible benefits to young athletes.
This includes learning how to calmly evaluate a situation, prepare for unexpected circumstances, protect themselves, become confident and provides a fun activity that teaches discipline.
The oldest form of self-defense is known as kalarippayattu, and it can be traced back more than 3000 years ago. A more well-known version of self-defense, karate, can be traced back to the 17th century.
Top Martial Artists
These individuals excel at different forms of self-defense and martial arts:
- Chuck Norris
- Bruce Lee
- Jet Li
- Jackie Chan
You don’t need special supplies for self-defense training – just comfortable clothes and shoes. Self-defense training teaches young athletes how to use their body as a tool – that is all they need to effectively protect themselves.
A lot of self-defense is taught in Japanese, but some common terms you may hear include:
- Roll & Guard