Keep Kids Busy Learning Lifesaving Skills

Once upon a time, before I had children I was really into martial arts. My husband and I were members of a Burmese kickboxing gym in Maryland for a while and we both even fought in a few amateur fights. Trust me, it was nothing impressive, but it definitely gave me more confidence in myself and my ability to defend myself if I ever needed to. When we moved to Virginia, I decided to try out Krav Maga with a friend. It was probably the most physical martial arts I have ever done. When they say “fitness with fight” they really mean it. I was in such great shape because of it.

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This was my Facebook post after one of the Krav Maga workouts Ashley and I did!

One thing I really took note of at both of these gyms was how many kids were apart of these programs. It was super impressive to see such discipline and dedication in youngsters. My husband and I always admired these kids and often talked about how we hoped our own future children would have similar qualities. Now that we have kids we cannot wait to enroll them in their first martial arts class, unfortunately they still have a few years before they are old enough.

If you are the parent of school aged kids though, now is a perfect time to check out a martial arts program! Kids are getting out of school in a month or so, leaving them with an abundance of free-time on their hands. Keeping them active during the summer months is key to having an easier transition going back to school because they will still be used to a schedule. Krav Maga Worldwide offers a Kids Program that provides children with lifelong knowledge and hands-on training against bullies and abductors. The classes use training methods that are used with law enforcement and military personnel, but are put in a kid-friendly context that makes learning the moves fun and interesting. Some of the defenses Krav Maga teaches against are choke against a wall, hair grabs, arm or backpack pulls, bearhugs and punches.

I have included some of the locations closest to our readers. If you don’t see a location near you just let me know and I’ll help you find one. You should be able to sign up for a free intro class at these locations.

San Diego
MMA Academy
3962 Sorrento Valley Blvd Ste #900
San Diego, CA 92121
Contact: Michael Mihalkanin
Tel: 858-564-8800

Cross Rhodes Academy
17 Sherington Dr.
Bluffton, SC 29910
Contact: Matthew Rhodes
Tel: 843-815-5500

Charleston Krav Maga
1250 Wappoo Rd.
Charleston SC 29407
Contact: Matt Robinson
Tel: 843-225-(KICK) 5425

Austin Fit and Fearless
2800 S. IH 35, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78704
Contact: Brandon Phillips
Tel: 512-441-5728

Krav Maga Northern Virginia
8253 Backlick Rd.# D
Lorton, VA 22079
Contact: Peter Giannetti
Phone: 703-339-0881

Krav Maga Japan Ichigaya Studio
Kojimachi shuei-building B1F, 4-3-13 Kudanminami
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074, Japan
Tel: 03-3263-4555
Contact: Kokushi Matsumoto

Krav Maga Japan Aoyama Studio
Aoyama 101 bldg. B1F, 3-15-9 Kita-Aoyama
Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-0061 Japan
Tel: 03-3263-4555
Contact: Kokushi Matsumoto

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