Monarchy Kids Program
We offer various martial arts classes for children from as young as 3 years of age. Our Monarchy Kids martial arts program includes Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiujitsu.
They are taught by a very experienced team of coaching staff. They learn and grow together through our Monarchy Kids Program!
With the increase of children joining Monarchy MMA, we have created this structured program specific to age groups. A child is capable of doing different things at different stages in his or her development. Therefore, the need to have specified training for each age group is necessary to ensure they receive appropriate martial arts training during their formative year. Each martial art is unique to its form but encourage and teach the same moral and physical values. Martial arts is proven to help children develop their cognitive abilities. Cognitive development is the development of their brain - of how they think and understand things around them. They learn to explore, enhance gross and fine motor skills, problem solving and dispositions, hence learning about their environment.
This also includes attention span, short term memory, long term memory, logic, reasoning, auditory processing, visual processing, and processing speed. They are the skills the brain uses to think, learn, read, remember, pay attention, and solve problems.
3 years - 5 year olds use their imagery and memory skills, developed their social interaction skills, such as playing and cooperating with other children their own age and have a strong sense of ownership, begin to socialise, communicate with other children. expressing thoughts
5 years - 9 year olds
During this stage, children become more aware of external events, their bodies as well as feelings other than themselves. Having learnt martial arts can enhance their motor skills and movement planning skills
Children 9 years and above at this age have the ability to use logical and coherent actions in thinking and solving problems.
All martial arts teach respect, discipline and focus. They learn how to show respect for their instructors, training space and partners. They learn through a series of structured technical movements teaching them to control their strength and abilities. This also builds and enhances their athleticism and core strength as well as their thought process through the movements needed to execute the techniques they are taught. Martial arts classes are generally a controlled environment creating a safe outlet for excess energy for all kids to learn together and train with each other, building each other’s confidence as they grow together as a group.
Boxing is a stand up martial arts. A typical class begins with stretching warm ups to make sure the body is all warm and stretched out first. A very important aspect of boxing is the footwork. Boxing is not only about learning punches but evading them as well. After learning footwork, they then proceed to learning throwing proper punches using either punching bags or the coach holding mitts. Older ones will then learn combinations of punches and footwork. Any sparring involved for the older ones only involves light contact and focuses on evading.
KIDS MUAY THAI
Muay Thai is known as the art of 8 limbs from strikes using the hands, elbows, knees, and legs. Muay Thai is also a stand up martial art and requires a combined effort of throwing punches, leg kicks and knees. In the Kids Muay Thai class however, the focus is on learning to be coordinated with their motor skills. This is done with light and playful contact for example shoulder touches and being careful of their footwork.
Wrestling helps in the development of self-concept, body awareness, self-control, and sportsmanship. strength, stamina, and flexibility. Wrestling demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. A Kids Wrestling class format begins with agility drills that includes bear walks and cartwheels. They proceed on to drill defense, drill specific technique and even pinning. Specific techniques taught can help build on their fine motor skills such as grips, control on the ground, taking the back, shoulder placements in pinning, takedowns. Ultimately, through these drills they will also learn how to control their strength while training with other kids.
Our kids BJJ classes are separated into age groups with 2 instructors per class, each per age group of::
3-5 year olds
Training for the 3-5 years old is more ludic and motor skill based. Kids warm up to fundamental BJJ moves but without so much sparring.
There are less os the technical aspect and more movement/coordination related drills.
5-9 year olds
Although it's still playful with games every now and then, the warm ups, fundamentals and technical training are solid here, with sparring every class.
Play at this age is still a vital activity in children developing age appropriate skills and understanding their place.
9 years and above is essentially an adult class but with an adaptation of what they can and can't do in sparring, as the ruleset for adults is different from kids in BJJ.
Again, warm ups, techniques and sparring every class. The goal here is to prepare the kids for the transition of going to adult class.