Children will benefit from our martial art training. With a bloodcurdling cry, your 6-year-old leaps into the air in a karate kick, raising your hair and blood pressure simultaneously. Before you panic and pad the walls, try channelling this urge into our MMAX martial arts class.

Activities like Taekwon-do (6 yrs+) and Little leaders(4-6yrs) are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that’s a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and Socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these martial arts programs. This is because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.

A typical 45min-hour-long class begins and ends with a bow to the coach, Instructor or master. After a warm-up, students practice the art’s particular skills, which may include kicks, punches and blocks. Each requires concentration and strict attention.

Progress is often marked by the belt system, which takes the beginner from a white belt through a variety of colours until black. Testing for each new level, generally every three months, is a good exercise in setting and achieving goals.

But, say experts, it’s the respect kids learn, whether from bowing or standing still and waiting for the next command, that can be the most important benefit: It often carries over into school, helping to improve behaviour, listening and even grades, according to recent research.

Early learning life skills classes at MMAX Academy start from 3½ – 6 years(Little Leaders) this is usually a good age to start classes. Our martial arts classes start from 6 years and above, as by this age a child should have enough muscle control to punch and turn properly and safely—essential to getting a real kick out of the martial art he chooses at MMAX academy.

At MMAX we have an outstanding reputation in teaching safe martial arts for children. We have children’s classes in Taekwon-do, Boxing, Kickboxing and girls only classes to(adults classes available as well). Call today for a free taster at Dorchester most successful academy for 20 years. Call or Text 07925 535952 or check us out on facebook

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