Whether you are a parent boy or a girl, it is good to sign up for young people in a program that will increase their confidence and help them to protect themselves in the world. But how do you choose the best martial arts? Depending on where you live and your willingness to pay for online martial arts travel, you may need to make the decision based on what's available in your area. If you are ready to set goals and make time for your child to learn martial arts at home through an online application, your options are unlimited.
As a child, my daughter took a variety of martial arts tours, including: Kenpo Karate, ATA Taekwondo, Taekwondo Olympics, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Aikido and Toshindo. My husband and I took adult class versions at the same time and through our martial arts research we learned that Taekwondo is the most progressive martial arts to learn. This is the martial arts that we committed and I have no blame for it.
We used to climb a climb to the climbing hut in the city and from the parking lot, watch the students from the Kung Fu school in the near future, who made beautiful moves that were so impressive that I couldn't wait to try it. So we moved that day and signed up for Kung Fu where we took two hours twice a week for a year. In our fourth class, the teacher had the whole student at the reception in tune with couples facing each other and we talked for two minutes with each person there. The course was made up of white and first-degree black belt students and when I got a black belt in Taekwondo, I expected a lot more from the Kung Fu black belt. But at the end of the season I learned that Kung Fu's first-degree black belt was more like a green belt in Taekwondo (at least in school). It was difficult to translate thriving Kung Fu movements into something like street protection.
Aikido was an interesting martial arts, but like a woman I don't like to grasp that very, when someone grabs me, if the only moves I know are engaging in movements, the output will be based on my weight and the weight of my opponent. This applies to boys and men as well. I like the idea of common locks and I think they can work for my benefit under certain circumstances, but my daughter has been trained through martial arts to catch eyes, neck and nuts before it is too late. Joint locks are reliably compassionate compared to tracheal knives. And honestly, in a self-defense situation, I want my daughter to have direct brutality in her own defense. I want her to look, not pink, but that's just my opinion.
Toshindo was a joke. It hardly goes even as a theatrical appeavor. When I was the man, try to pin me down and I said, "But my hand is loose and looks … I pull an eye."
He said, "No, you wouldn't."
I said, "Yes, I would."
We went back and forth. After the class, I decided our family would not go back.
Kenpo Karate was another simple martial art, similar to Taekwondo. Kicks and strokes in Karate and Taekwondo have linear quality but Kung Fu makes them easier to learn and apply. A child can learn to shoot and hit for either of these martial arts and they will be immediately useful. And even if your child never needs to kick other people, they will be better managers for the whole practice and they are likely less likely to hurt themselves when they fall down too.
When choosing a school for your child, consider your goals. Are you hiring for them to defend themselves on the street? And how many years are you ready to defend their martial arts? If you want your child to have good self-defense within a year or two, sign up for Taekwondo or Karate. If you are ready to take them for four years or more, Kung Fu can have more effective results. If you want your child to learn to intervene, Aikido offers a variety of complex moves that could cause some coaches in the school.
The decision is yours. Good luck!