As a martial arts instructor it can sometimes be a challenge to keep kids engaged in their group class with fun activities but also ensure that they are working the basics – blocks, kicks and punches. You want to find a balance so they are practicing what they know, learning something new and enjoying the class.
Drills are a great way to make sure that you work the basics into the class so I put together a sheet of Kenpo karate drills that can be modified as necessary for any style of martial arts. You can click the image or click here for a printable version: martial arts warm-up drills for kids.
If you are in the Chicago area, make sure you check out Self Defense Studios in Crestwood, Illinois if you are looking for a martial arts studio. There are also locations in Chicago, Mokena, IL and Independence, MO. It is a supportive atmosphere with amazing people and a wonderful art. You can also follow them on Facebook here: Self Defense Studio Crestwood, Illinois.
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