“If we need to play all these games with kids to get them to keep coming back to class, then maybe, just maybe, we’re a giant B-O-R-E!!!”
Here are some photos Coach Holly took during the Kids Mantis Boxing class on Saturday. Enjoy.
The class is learning how to 'press' the chin and escape the clinch/neck hooks. Applying pressure upwards in a controlled manner to escape.
Striking arts, whether they be Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Kickboxing, etc. - all require high degrees of focus on multiple facets of fighting, & self-defense (you can read more on this in my 2015 blog post).
I have spent the past 18 years practicing Mantis Boxing, and the past 5 of those also practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I also spent years teaching kids both Kung Fu, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My first love will always be Mantis Boxing, but frankly speaking, it is not for kids.
Many have requested this, and now we are making it happen!!!
Introduce your kids to the best self-defense system for their ages. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu works with a child's natural abilities, and tendencies to grapple. It teaches them to use leverage and technique to overcome bigger opponents.
Kids will enjoy learning to sweep, roll, and perform amazing moves with their friends, while gaining confidence and strength.