Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Fun Games for Children Training in Martial Arts


Keeping children interested in their Martial Arts training requires an element of fun and games. Traditionalists are usually only concerned with the discipline and structure of their training, but incorporating fun games involving proper techniques will add to the value of training and keep the kids interested.

Here are a few fun games and activities that utilize Martial Arts skills to keep the enthusiasm high and kids interested in their training.

Sensei Says

Sensei Says is a take off of the old "Simon Says Game". In this version the instructor or parent would call out various martial arts techniques for the children to perform.

One instructor or parent is designated as "Sensei" or Leader. Children are instructed to follow and perform the commands of the "Sensei" only if the command is initiated by the words "Sensei Says". The leader will call out various commands. If the child does not perform the task when initiated by the words "Sensei Says" they are out of the game. If the leader commands a task without using the prompt "Sensei Says" and the child performs the task, then the child is out of the game. Last child remaining wins.

Wild & Crazy Blocker

Requirements: 2 padded foam blockers.

The instructor or parent will attempt to strike the child with the padded foam blocker. The attempted strikes should vary from left side to right side, and to various body points, including Head, Chest, Stomach, and Legs.

The child will use their martial arts blocking skills to "block" those strikes.

Each time a "strike" connects without the child blocking or shielding they receive a point. Three points or three "strikes" and they are out.

Danger Alley

Requirements: 4 people, various Martial Arts Foam Blockers, Body Shields, Target Squares. A diagram is available at http://www.aimusainc.com/files/PDF/dangeralley.pdf

Danger Alley is a simple and easy obstacle course in which the child goes from station to station. At each station the child must perform a "self-defense" or marital arts technique to stop an "Attack or Danger".

A minimum of four stations with various situations is recommended.

Station One (The Escape)

An instructor or parent will subdue the child by grabbing and holding on to the child's wrist. The child must then perform an escape maneuver. Once the child escapes they proceed to Station Two.

Station Two (The Block)

When the child proceeds to station two, they encounter a would be attacker, attempting a punch or strike. An instructor or parent using a padded foam blocker will attempt to strike the child. The child should attempt to block the strike using a martial arts technique and then proceed to station three.

Station Three (The Punch)

When the child proceeds to station three, they encounter another would be attacker. The child performs a martial arts punch technique to stop the attack. An instructor or parent would hold a padded target square, which the child would punch. The child then proceeds to station four.

Station Four (The Kick)

When the child proceeds to station four, they encounter another would be attacker. The child performs a martial arts kick technique to stop the attack. An instructor or parent would hold a padded Body Shield, which the child would kick. After completing the four stations the child has successfully conquered Danger Alley.

Martial Arts trainings can be fun for children just by incorporating the techniques and skills into activities and games.

Eric Gehler
http://www.blackbeltdomain.com
Eric has been involved in the Martial Arts Business for over 15 years. More information is available on the website!


MORE RESOURCES:

Pro Martial Arts Studio in Drexel Hill celebrates second anniversary
Delco News Network
The Pro-Martial Arts Studio incorporates more than just physical moves for students to defend themselves with. The teachers try to instill leadership skills which listed include health, commitment, teamwork, fairness, compromise leadership ...



Seniors learn self-defense martial arts at senior center
Lexington Dispatch
Sharon Clapp (right) practices a self-defense hit to the nose on martial arts instructor Nadena Clark during a self-defense martial arts class at Davidson County Senior Services' Thomasville Senior Center on Thursday morning. Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch.

and more »


The Ellsworth American

Ellsworth studio expands mixed martial arts offerings
The Ellsworth American
Inside Acadia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's new home, some 20 athletes of all types donned boxing gloves or focus mitts and took turns throwing punches at the padded targets. From aspiring mixed martial arts fighters to high school girls just looking for a ...
Amador High Brothers Qualify for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World TournamentLivermore Independent

all 2 news articles »


Retired martial arts instructor inducted into hall of fame
Iowa State Daily
Pak provided martial arts instruction for students during the daytime for credit, but also during the evening as part of the extra curricular martial arts club during his time at Iowa State. Pak began teaching at Iowa State in 1973 and retired in 2013 ...



Poughkeepsie Journal

New York only state that bans mixed martial arts
The Saratogian
In this Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, Ronda Rousey, right, grapples with Cat Zingano in a UFC 184 mixed martial arts bantamweight title bout in Los Angeles. On Monday, March 23, 2015 Rousey was in Albany, N.Y. and met with Gov. Cuomo and other state ...
VIDEO: State Senate passes mixed martial arts bill — againPoughkeepsie Journal
Mixed martial arts bill passes the state SenateAlbany Business Review

all 258 news articles »


Christian Post

'The Thorn' Large-Scale Production Mixes Martial Arts, Acrobatics in Portrayal ...
Christian Post
"The Thorn," a theatrical adaption based on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ that includes acrobatics and martial arts, will be performed at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, which was founded by its former pastor, Ted Haggard. The ...



Carson ATA Martial Arts hosting free women's self-defense class
Nevada Appeal
Women are invited to learn about defending themselves against an attacker at a free women's self-defense seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carson ATA Martial Arts, 3242 Research Way. Topics to be covered include: situational awareness; escaping bear hugs ...



New York Post

Mixed martial arts fighters dream of Madison Square Garden bouts
New York Post
Aspiring mixed-martial-arts fighters said on Monday it's time to give state legislators a kick in the pants so they finally legalize the sport in New York. Midtown native Megan Frazier, 20, who trains six days a week at Chelsea's Radical MMA gym, said ...



The National

Abu Dhabi fans pack mixed martial arts tournament
The National
ABU DHABI // The IPIC Arena in the capital on Thursday night was packed with spectators for the second Abu Dhabi Warriors Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts tournament. It was 27-year-old Ahmad Hussein's first time at a live event. “This is so ...

and more »


Guilderland Martial Arts brings home 30 medals
The Altamont Enterprise
“All the students achieved their various goals ranging from participating in their first tournament to winning a gold,” said Master Robert Rice; Guilderland Martial Arts had 20 students at the competition. “This year I was very impressed with my team's ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.