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Looking for Martial Arts class for child

PickedANickname 1 July 2009 17

Hi,

Just looking for a martial arts class for my 4 year old that is on a Saturday.  Ideally I would love a class that the whole family could join in as well (Mum, Dad and little guy). I love Kung Fu/Wing Chun but I have a feeling 4 year olds aren’t catered for with that particular style.

Any recommendations or am I out of luck?

Thanks!


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The Brad The Brad 1:27 pm 01 Jul 09

I used to go to an Aikido class on the northside at a YMCA, from memory.
They hosted a class for the little ones, where they did stuff like tumbling, and dodgeball, using Aikido stances.

Not sure if it still exists, but worth looking into.

And if you are looking for a defensive art like Wing Chun, Aikido is perfect.

RandomGit RandomGit 1:47 pm 01 Jul 09

Kyokushin Karate caters for all ages very nicely. There’s one at Charnwood shops and one at the ANU that I am aware of.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 2:29 pm 01 Jul 09

I remember some time ago there was a pretty good kungfu dude who attended Dickson College.
Not sure if he gave out classes or if he’s still around. I think his first name was Jackie.

lfinch lfinch 5:19 pm 01 Jul 09

I go to a Goju Karate school in Florey (opposite Dominos) which has a kids class on 17:30 on Thursdays among other nights. The kids there seem to really enjoy it.

Yellow pages: http://www.yellowpages.com.au/bi/international-goju-karate-do-belconnen-act-5840753.html

frank2112 frank2112 7:08 pm 01 Jul 09

My kids do Taekidokai Classes are early evening during the week all over Canberra or Sunday afternoons at Page. They have juniors and seniors and they have a great time check out

http://www.taekidokai.com/

Richard1234 Richard1234 7:09 pm 01 Jul 09

I’ve seen kids in kung-fu classes held at the ANU Sport and Rec center on the weekends. There seems to be a couple of different classes – one for the very young kids who like to jump and spin around (the parents go off to play badminton), and one for all ages.

I don’t know the name of the club.

Special G Special G 7:49 pm 01 Jul 09

At age 4 they can do anything. Just don’t get sucked in by the ‘my kungfu is better than yours’ attitude. Each style has it’s own plusses and minuses. Check a couple out and see if you like and the rest of the family like it

Die Lefty Scum Die Lefty Scum 9:08 pm 01 Jul 09

If you’re after a martial art that actually works rather than Bruce Lee one-inch-punch-crap then Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the go.

V twin venom V twin venom 10:17 pm 01 Jul 09

Are you thinking of sending your child to the Super School identified in the post above.

vg vg 11:15 pm 01 Jul 09

Die Lefty Scum said :

If you’re after a martial art that actually works rather than Bruce Lee one-inch-punch-crap then Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the go.

And highly inappropriate for a 4yo. And, before you ask, I am a long time BJJ practitioner. Just got home from class not an hour ago

Many of the karate styles cater to kiddies. They think they are the TMNT and expend lots of harmless energy. BJJ is for much older kiddies

G-Fresh G-Fresh 9:29 am 02 Jul 09

If you really want to punish them, send them to the Canberra Centre entrance on the Sunday of the next Multicultural Festival.

Free, and a real challenge.

me1337 me1337 9:45 am 02 Jul 09

Wan Kam Leung Practical Wing Chun Kung Fu is on on Saturday mornings at Amaroo School, 10.30 – 12pm. There are many families that train together, and children are very welcome (although at this stage there is no kids only class). Danny is a fantastic teacher, really friendly, and he really knows his stuff. My husband currently trains and my daughter will start in a few years, she just needs to master walking first.

http://www.practicalwingchun.com.au/index.html

PickedANickname PickedANickname 10:28 am 02 Jul 09

Thank you!

me1337 – Amaroo sound just like what I want..but we live out Conder way and we have done a class (other hobby) in Nicholls but the drive is a killer over time.

Frank2112- ohhh! they have a Gordon jr class at a time I can make it home from work by!

I don’t get home till after 6:20 or so and thus the looking for a Saturday class. But if it is close at 6:30pm that might just work too.

00Daniel00 00Daniel00 4:54 pm 02 Jul 09

Yes, BJJ is probably a bit much for a kid of 4 years old, and probably not a real family thing either considering that most classes at comprised of guys from 18-35.

Where abouts do you train, vg? I don’t have the money anymore for it.

HapkidoCanberra HapkidoCanberra 5:03 pm 26 Aug 12

I know this is an old forum, however Hapkido Canberra have a program called Little Tigers for kids between 4 – 8 yrs of age.

For a kids martial arts class in Canberra it’s a lot of fun, and seeing the growth in the past 12 months the parents are enjoying if for their kids too.

We also have classes for slightly older kids that let them train with their parents, check out the timetable at Hapkido Canberra’s website today.

X10 X10 1:16 am 14 Jul 17

Just a plug for the Ni Bonchi Judo Club in Conder. It is a not for profit club that caters for children and adults that was founded 36 years ago.

They train downstairs at the Vikings Lanyon Rugby Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00-7:30pm.

Parents can also train at the same time as there is lots of room and enough instructors for juniors and seniors.

You can train just to keep fit or start competing at local and national competitions and aim for the Olympics 🙂

For more info and contact details see:
https://www.vikings.com.au/sports-and-community/judo/

Kasia Bail Kasia Bail 10:40 pm 01 Feb 18

I know this is an old post, but there is now kids Wing Chun in Tuggeranong if that’s at all helpful. http://capitalwingchun.com.au/kids-class/

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