Unfortunately, bullies are a fact of life. Kids and adults alike will face, and have faced, experiences where mean people proved their existence with hurtful words and sometimes cruel actions. However, we believe in the process of conflict resolution at WildStyle Gym near Bothell, and that’s what we strive to teach in our MMA training sessions for youth.
As a parent, it’s scary to think of your kiddo in a situation where they could be scared or hurt, but we’ve all dealt with schoolyard bullies. And it’s okay to teach your kiddo to turn the other cheek, but self-defense is an imperative backup method. While a kid’s first instinct shouldn’t be to fight, it’s the last resort of defense in a negative situation when someone else may try to harm them. And that’s what we teach in our training sessions. It’s important to diffuse a conflict before it begins, but there’s always a chance the self-defense is the last defense against a persistent, violent bully.
Little Ninjas and Young Warriors Unite!
At WildStyle Gym, we’ve divided our youth MMA training sessions into two age groups. The Little Ninjas are ages 6 to 8 while the Young Warriors are ages 9 to 12. Being in a class with a like-minded age group ensures that kids learn and grow with peers. Plus, we delve into grappling and sparring sessions, so many in the same age group are pitted against peer opponents of similar builds and strengths.
Not only will our MMA training sessions for youth prepare kids for negative situations, but each session is also designed to boost self-confidence, encourage positive body image, and strengthen the resolve to overcome personal obstacles. At WildStyle Gym near Bothell, we want your kids to feel they can take on the world within themselves while pushing through failures to reach their goals. Interested? Call us at (360) 322-1533.