When your kids aren’t able to make it to their regular martial arts classes, how can you encourage them to keep up with their martial arts training while at home?
Here are eight tips on how to encourage your kids to keep up with their training from home:
1. Stay within current limits.
For now, encourage your kids to practice the skills that are within their current limits and level. There will be plenty of time for more advanced techniques in the future.
2. Be safe.
Prioritize safety, above all else. Echoing tip #1, ask your kids to remain within their limits to stay safe.
3. Create a training space.
Make sure your kids have enough space to move around without restrictions, obstacles, or hazards. Designate this space as the “training space,” making all other areas of the house off-limits. Make sure the space is free from sharp corners, etc.
4. Commit to daily training.
Encourage your kids to do something that will help them improve in martial arts each day. This training can also include life and leadership skills.
5. No skipping the warm-up.
Encourage your kids to warm-up before practicing any specific skills, just as they would if they were in class.
6. Train all aspects of physical fitness.
In addition to martial arts skills, kids can also work on different elements of fitness like endurance, balance, coordination, and agility. Create a simple obstacle course in the backyard or have a tightrope walking balance contest.
7. Join your kids for some strength training and conditioning.
Join your kids for some simple bodyweight strength training and conditioning like push-ups, sit-ups, crunches, planks, lunges, squats, etc.
8. Keep moving, and have fun.
Do your best with what you have. Encourage your kids to get some physical activity, so they keep moving and have some fun.
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