Krav For Kids / Teens
At Israeli Krav Maga CT, our Krav for Kids program classes are designed for children ages six through twelve and cover all of the same practical self-defense techniques as adult Krav Maga classes but at a more kid-friendly pace.
The unfortunate reality is that bullying is becoming more and more physically threatening as well as being emotionally damaging. We believe that it is extremely important for children to be able to defend themselves in these situations, which are starting at younger and younger ages.
Moving through the age levels, we play less and focus on technique more. The kids still have fun, but their bodies and minds are able to handle more information. Towards the end of the age spectrum, it is simply a modified adult’s curriculum.
Regardless of age, the kids learn how to stand up for themselves, gain great confidence, and they get a great workout, learning through games and problem solving to keep them challenged and motivated!
Like other martial arts, Krav Maga will improve your child's motor skills, flexibility and balance. As students focus and commit themselves to mastering techniques and progressing through the belt ranks, they also gain a high level of discipline, respect for self and others and self-confidence.
But Krav Maga is unique. It is the art of practical self-defense; everything your child learns is something that can be readily applied if he or she were to encounter a dangerous situation. We also encourage awareness of one's environment, and importantly, recognition of when and how to disengage from a conflict without violence.