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WHICH COMBAT SPORT SHOULD YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR CHILD?

Teddy Riner, Lucie Décosse, Anne-Caroline Graffe... even combat sports have their icons, those emblematic personalities who often make an impression on children from a very young age. And thankfully, combat sports can also be done by kids as young as 5! Discover the main principles of these sports that combine strength of body and mind.

kids' combat sports

Everyone onto the mat!

Combat sports are recommended for children who have a lot of energy to burn. They not only get to let off steam, but by learning the rules of conduct that codify these disciplines, they can also learn to channel their energy.

These sports can be done by children starting at age 5 or 6. Both boys and girls can do these sports, from whenever they feel that fighting spirit.

A quick overview of combat sports

JUDO: THE MOST PHYSICAL

Judo is an incredibly physical sport: kids will expend a lot of energy in a single session. And since the goal is to manipulate an opponent's weight, children will work out and build all of their muscles.

This sport also provides psychological training. It helps to limber up both the body and the mind. In fact, "judo" means "the gentle way".

 

KARATE: FOR CONCENTRATION

As with judo, karate works all of the body's muscle groups. It also requires good balance, endurance and coordination to execute the movements.

Please note: headgear and a mouthguard must be worn to avoid any accidents when doing this sport.

Into your gis!

Each combat sport has its own specific clothing.

This is all part of the game, and children greatly enjoy being able to dress up and equip themselves before each training session.

The basic garb, for young and old alike, is the gi. It can make a 5 year old feel like a pro! 

Christophe

Christophe

What are the benefits of combat sports for kids? A workout for both body and mind!