The world can be a scary place for the kids who live in it and an even scarier place for parents who worry about their kids. We want you to have a little peace of mind, so we have tracked down a couple of kick ass self-defense classes for kids in Pretoria. Apart from improving their self-defense skills, these classes create a fantastic environment for kids to make new friends, grow their self-confidence and foster new hobbies.
Infinity Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness
Why stick to one discipline when you can have a mix of the best? Infinity Mixed Martial Arts is a mixed martial arts studio that specialises in a variety of defense arts including kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, ladies self-defense and fitness, kids MMA and Jiu-Jitsu classes, among other things. It’s a brilliant spot for mom and the kids to learn some self-defense together. Coaches ensure that the training is at the right level for everyone involved, thereby creating a safe and fun environment to get fit and learn self-defense.
Address: Bendor Street, Elarduspark, Pretoria, 0181, Gauteng
Titan’s Kickboxing Club
Kickboxing is a fun and exciting activity that will keep your kids fit and on their toes. Titan’s Kickboxing Club accepts children as young as 3-years-old and they split kids into age-appropriate groups for the activities. You can partake in these lessons merely to learn self-defense and stay fit or start competing in competitions as your skill improves. The Titan’s Kickboxing Club is a fun environment and they do their very best to let the kids have fun and feel at home, as can be seen on their Facebook Page.
For more info on Titan’s Kickboxing Club, call 012 377 0477 or 083 413 8853.
Address: Sarel Ave 687, Mountain View, 5880, Gauteng
Chang Moo Kwan Taekwondo SA – Centurion
Chang Mon Kwan Taekwondo offers taekwondo lessons to anyone from 6 to 60, so you can bring your kids and join in yourself. The classes are presented by certified black-belt instructors who aim to create a safe and fun experience for those involved. While learning Taekwondo, your child will not only learn self-defense, but they will learn about self-discipline too.
For more information about the studio and the practice of Taekwondo, check out their Website or call 084 276 4442.
Address: 264 Glover Avenue, Centurion City, 0157, Gauteng
Tygerpoort Karate offers instruction in traditional Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo. Classes are presented under the guidance of Renshi/6th Dan, Carel van der Westhuizen. Karate is believed to be a great way to improve concentration, learn self-defense, develop self-confidence and relieve stress. At Tygerpoort Karate dojo, they aim to make Karate both fun and functional. They also offer two free lessons, so you can check it out thoroughly before making a long-term commitment – now that’s confidence!
To learn more about Tygerpoort Karate, visit their Website or call 082 940 4912.
Address: 51 Henrylaan, Shere AH Silver Lakes 0081 Gauteng
In today’s world, it’s important to be prepared for the worst – even if you are a kid. We hope the little ones have fun learning some self-defense techniques, but let’s hope they never have to use them. Do you know of any cool places where children can learn some Grade-A self-defense? Would you enroll your children in a self-defense class? Let us know in the comments.
By T. De Wachter