Are the martial arts safe for my kids?

/, Martial Arts/Are the martial arts safe for my kids?

Are the martial arts safe for my kids?

With most schools having a solid sports program in place, why should you consider your kids taking up martial arts as an extra-curricular activity?. We agree, there’s enough to keep most kids busy with the team sports of baseball, football and basketball and that’s just it, the majority of sports offered in school sports programs are team sports. Martial arts is more focused on the individual. Martial arts hold a sense of mystery for most kids, with it being in most pop and youth culture nowadays, so when you kid comes and asks you to take him to Karate lessons, don’t be surprised.


As a parent, you have a bit of work to do before you just go and throw your child into a local karate class though. There are a stack of schools and instructors in many different martial arts in most cities, finding the right one to send your kid to is the priority step you need to look at first. Do a search online and find the gyms in your area that offer martial arts and read through their online reviews. Most gyms will offer a kid’s class of some sort, find out the times and then call the gym to make an appointment to see the head instructor. Finding the right school for your kid is critical, think of it as similar to selecting a college, you wouldn’t pick a community college if Harvard was down the road right?

The instructor is really the key to the whole gym, he should have practiced the discipline he is instructing for a great length of time and should have experience in competition with some degree of success in it. His gym should be full and the students should show him respect. The equipment is also a very important factor in determining if this is the right gym. The equipment should be well taken care of and placed neatly away if it is not in use, this shows the students have a sense of pride in where they train. Since martial arts is a contact sport that involves such techniques as take-downs and throws, it is important that the gym has the right martial arts and landing mats to prevent injury when practicing the techniques.

wand and kids gabriel

Once you have the gym and instructor selected, it’s time to head them out to their first class! Tag along for the classes whenever you can, a child’s self-confidence is greatly boosted and they are inspired to achieve more and try harder when their folks are looking on. If you can’t make it for the class, make sure to talk to them about it and find out how they enjoyed the lesson. You will find that martial arts training will boost your kid’s self-confidence a lot as they learn how to handle themselves. The regular training a commitment needed to make martial arts training successful will give them a new found sense of discipline that will spill over into their schoolwork and their social lives.

Another great thing about involving your kids in martial arts training is that they will be practically bully-proof, no bully will dare pick on them and they should have developed a good sense of respect for themselves and others not to become the bully themselves. Check out this video by the Gracie breakdown team on what happened when a martial arts student was picked on by the class bully

Martial Arts Training

Martial arts training offers kids so much to benefit their lives mentally, physically and spiritually. Hundreds of kids start training in some style of martial arts every day, if you want to find out some more information, look through our blog for guides to the different styles and select one that you think gels the most with your kid. Good luck and good training! #TeamMcBryde is always on hand to help with any queries so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.


By |2016-06-23T10:43:24+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Blog, Martial Arts|16 Comments

About the Author:


  1. Amy June 30, 2016 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this awesome post. This really just answers my previous question on the safety of kids when some of them possess some great martial art skills. Now i realise that as a parent, i also have a lot of work to do. Thanks once again.

    • McBryde Mats July 1, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Great Amy, we are glad that our blog on Áre the martial arts safe for my kids’ gave you some value, thanks for reading!

  2. Noreen October 21, 2016 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Wow! Thiis could bbe one particular of the most helpful blogs We’ve ever arrive across
    onn this subject. Basically Great. I am also ann explert
    in this topic therefore I can understand
    your effort.

  3. Laurinda October 23, 2016 at 5:07 am - Reply

    We are a gaggle of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.

    Your sitee offered us with helpful information to work on. You have
    performed a formidable task and our entire group will probably be
    grateful to you.

  4. Dina October 26, 2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

    It’s wonderful that you are getting ideas from this paragraph as well as from
    our dialogue made at this time.

  5. Albert October 27, 2016 at 1:42 am - Reply

    I was looking through some of your articles on this internet site and I
    think this web site is real instructive! Keep putting up.

    • Emily January 19, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

      People nollramy pay me for this and you are giving it away!

  6. Alejandrina November 3, 2016 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I like this web site so much, saved to favorites.

  7. Marian December 23, 2016 at 2:46 am - Reply

    My brother suggested I may like this web site. He was once totally right.
    This publish actually made my day. You cann’t consider simply
    how a lot time I haad spent foor this information!
    Thank you!

  8. Halley December 26, 2016 at 8:31 am - Reply

    This site was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something
    that helped me. Many thanks!

  9. EllyJFykes December 31, 2016 at 1:46 am - Reply

    What’s up, this weekend is pleasant in favor of me, because this moment i am reading this wonderful informative paragraph here at my residence.

  10. January 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Nice answer back in return of this query with genuine
    arguments and telling the whole thing concerning that.

  11. January 7, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    If some one wishes expert view regarding blogging then i suggest him/her to go to ssee this website, Keep up the pleasant

  12. January 24, 2017 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Regards ffor this post, I am a big big fan of this website would like
    to continue updated.

  13. Nilda March 23, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who was doing a little
    research on this. And he in fact ordered me breakfast
    due to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this….
    Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about
    this matter here on your site.

  14. Waylon March 26, 2017 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Greate post. Keep writing such kind of info on your site.
    Im really impressed by your blog.
    Hey there, You have done an incredible job. I’ll definitely digg it
    and in my view recommend to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefited from this site.

Leave A Comment