What Type of Martial Arts is Best for Kids?

At Alonzo Martial Arts in Los Angeles, CA, we understand that parents want to give their kids the best chance for success in life. That’s why we offer a variety of martial arts classes for children of all ages. We believe that martial arts can provide children with the tools they need to gain confidence, discipline, respect, and physical fitness. But where’s the best place to start?



One of the best martial arts for kids, especially for their first exposure to martial arts, is judo. Judo is a combat sport that involves throws, pins, chokes, and holds. It is an excellent way for kids to learn the basics of self-defense and develop the skills necessary to defend themselves in a dangerous situation. Judo also teaches kids how to avoid confrontation and de-escalate a situation before it becomes physical.



Taekwondo is another great martial arts option for kids. Taekwondo focuses on utilizing the whole body to block, punch and kick an opponent. It is a great way to teach kids the importance of self-control and discipline, as well as physical strength and agility.



Finally, Hapkido is a great choice for kids who want to learn a more dynamic style of martial arts. Hapkido focuses on the use of joint locks, throws, and kicks as well as weapons defense and pressure point strikes. Hapkido is a great way to teach kids the importance of self-control, discipline, and respect.

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We Can Help You Decide Where to Start

At Alonzo Martial Arts, we believe that, while all of these martial arts styles can be beneficial for kids, judo is the ideal starting point. We recommend that parents and children discuss which style is the best fit for them and then decide which one to pursue. Our instructors are always available to answer questions and help guide parents and children on their martial arts journey.

If your child is interested in joining us at Alonzo Martial Arts in Los Angeles, we’d love to have them join us! We offer many youth martial arts programs that are tailored toward all age groups, from Wee Kick for Pre-K and Kindergarten ages, as well as our kids and teens classes. Contact us today to get started!

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