I’m pleased to have a guest post from Cathy Chapaty, a veteran martial artist and author of a terrific book. If you teach children, this is a must buy available at Amazon. Cathy Chapaty is the author of No Pouting
There are those who believe that children should not be taught a “violent” activity like Filipino Martial Arts. Moreover, I’ve encountered those who believe FMAs are not appropriate for children because it involves swinging a stick or two. Ahem. While there are
When it comes to kids and martial arts, a fair bit of time is spent on differentiating between the good guys and the bad guys. It seems pretty easy since we’re dealing with schoolyard bullies, various stranger scenarios, and practicing
“It’s real, and it’s spectacular” is, of course, a slight riff on a famous line in the 1990s comedy series “Seinfeld.” In this post, I discuss a recent remark by a martial artist about me teaching a children’s Modern Arnis class involving questionable
A few years ago, a mother approached me asking if I could teach her 5-year-old child. I had not planned on teaching children. I responded to this parent “why not?” Some similarly aged children followed. Along the way, a few have dropped
If you are not able to view the video, please click here. Yesterday, we covered How Children Can Benefit from Filipino Martial Arts (Part 1). Today, we cover more benefits that children can gain from training in Filipino Martial Arts.
If you are not able to view this video, please click here. There are a variety of reasons for children to train in martial arts such as Aikido, Karate, Kung Fu, Aikido and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Gaining physical literacy skills,
Regarding the topic of children in Filipino Martial Arts, can they train? ABSOLUTELY! Often I have seen statements on various FMA websites stating that they will not accept children under 13 or 14 or some arbitrary teenage age range. I’m