Many kids want to take up boxing. And many parents think that boxing will instill confidence and direction in their child. Yet, some opponents to kids’ boxing programs argue that children’s health is endangered by the activity. At A4, we’ve put together a program for kids’ boxing in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Culver City that focuses on character building and looks after the safety of young people. We think that kids benefit from boxing, and we’re excited to tell you why.
A4’s Kids’ Boxing Program
A4’s Kids’ Boxing classes in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Culver City teach kids the discipline, confidence, and focus that’s needed to deal with many of today’s issues. Our programs help children become stronger, mentally, physically, and athletically. And, they’re fun!
Our kids’ boxing programs build on the same skills as many traditional martial arts programs. They teach children to challenge themselves, to work with others, and to enjoy their successes.
What to Look for in a Kids’ Boxing Program
If you or your child is interested in a kids’ boxing program, there are certain things you should look for. You’ll want to make sure that classes are taught by instructors who are adept in boxing. With years of experience comes the ability to make sure kids are using proper form and approaching the sport from the correct mindset.
It’s also a good idea to see if the kids’ boxing program you’re checking out offers the opportunity to transition into youth and adult classes. Many of the children that we teach find great mental and physical strength when taking our kids’ boxing programs. They often love the sport so much that it keeps them away from the wrong path, and offers hope when they need it. If your child really takes to boxing, it’s wonderful if they can have a studio to grow with.
One of the reasons people give for advising against kids’ boxing programs is that a child can get hurt. A4 takes many precautions to make sure that our students are equipped mentally to approach challenging lessons. And, we make sure they’re physically protected with appropriate gear. Children who come to class suited up with proper dress and equipment—and respect the advice of teachers who demonstrate the ideal mindsets—don’t usually have to deal with injuries.
Children who participate in kids’ boxing programs in our LA, Santa Monica, and Culver City studios learn how to punch, kick, jab, cross, and upper cut. But, they are taught these skills with the premise that they only use them for sport with willing participants or to defend themselves against an attacker. The kids we teach embrace the idea of boxing as self-defense. We set each child up to understand what behavior is appropriate in different situations.
If you’re thinking about bringing your child to a studio for kids’ boxing in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, or Culver City, give us a call or come and visit us. We are happy to talk to you more about boxing for kids and what you can expect from our programs.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding thousands of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.