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Old 03-12-2009, 02:34 AM
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My 12 and 10 year old are in TKD. That it their main focus but the dojang offers what they call Master Club and it is for kids who show that they are able to hold their tempers, be respectful, follow instructions, practice on their own outside of class, etc. They usually require a black belt but can be let in on instructor recommendation. Master Club teaches MMA (judo, jitz, boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, etc) along with an intense TKD BB curriculum. My kids also do demo team and leadership classes. My son was picked to be on the competition team as well. My daughter is just not into the competition side of it, she likes the art of it instead. There is a self defense class and MMA class but those are for adults only unless a teen shows they are able to handle the training and won't use the skills to hurt others.

I recommend pretty much any martial art training or wrestling program that has a great instructor and program set up. I would concentrate more on that than on the actual name of the place or name of the art. I wanted my kids to be healthy, to gain a respect for a martial art, be emotionally balanced, etc. This particular TKD dojang fit that bill. I would have been happy with karate or any type really to get what I wanted for my child.

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Old 03-12-2009, 02:56 AM
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:56 AM
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I did TKD from when I was 7 until I was 12. I received my black belt when I was 12 and competed in several national championships. TKD was a great martial art for me as it allowed me to learn the art and skills, but really instilled some great values in me that contribute to who I am today. I have never been in a fight aside from in competition and I am actually pretty proud of that.

So, I would suggest finding a gym that seems respectful. Find a place where your son can go and learn the art and also continue to build strong personal values without even knowing it.
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