5 Ways Martial Arts Helps a Child’s Growth & Development

Nurturing your child’s growth and development means ensuring they’re getting nutritious food, adequate sleep, and appropriate levels of physical activity. And while traditional group sports like basketball and soccer and volleyball are one option, martial arts is another. But while all of these activities will get your child moving, martial arts has a few benefits […]

Can a 4 Year Old Benefit from Martial Arts?

Parents looking for child-appropriate activities often find themselves researching martial arts. And that makes sense, since it’s a great foundational activity for future sports and it encourages all sorts of wonderful characteristics (respect, a can-do attitude, honor, etc.). But how early can you realistically enroll a child? Can, say, a four year old benefit from […]

The Best Age for a Child to Begin Martial Arts

Martial arts has long been considered a worthwhile pursuit for kids, and the benefits really do speak for themselves. But is there an ideal age for kids to get started? Here at Freestyle Martial Arts in Reno, we offer martial arts classes for children and youth, and we’ve learned a thing or two along the […]

What’s the Best Age to Start Kids in Martial Arts?

Hey, great question! Would you be surprised to learn it’s mildly controversial? Depending on who you ask, you’ll get answers ranging from “the younger, the better” to “when they’re old enough to follow directions.” The truth is, there is no single “right” age for kids to begin martial arts. There are just too many variables […]

Does Martial Arts Teach Children to be Violent?

On its surface, the idea of martial arts for children might seem a little problematic. Should we teaching six, seven, eight year olds how to throw a punch or kick? Does a fourteen year old really need to understand the art of submissions? Let us be the first to assure you that the evidence is […]