Strength training for kids in Karate can be achieved through PROCESS. PROCESS can be defined as Progression, Regularity, Overload, Creativity, Enjoyment, Socialization and Supervision. Though everything is important in this process, some are more important. Let us check it out:
- Principle of Progression – This principle means that as the training goes on, the demands of training should be increased gradually. Doing this overtime can help in gaining superior muscular strength. The techniques should help the kids to be able to workout with heavier resistances or make more repetitions. For this, kids can be made to increase the number of sets, engage in exercises that require different movement patterns, engage in more complex movements and so on.
- Principle of Regularity – Regular and consistent training is key to achieving your pinnacle. Training sessions and techniques but would vary according to each child as the needs of the kids would be different. But, for kids, generally speaking, two or three sessions per week is advised. By providing Karate practice in this way would help the kids to develop strength and stamina.
- Principle of Overload – The best training session is the one where the kids are willing to push beyond their limits. Instructors need to see to it that they are putting all their effort into the task at hand and pushing the boundaries of their limits. But, you should also ensure that they are not venturing out of their comfort zone so that they do not overdo anything. Overload of training can be achieved by manipulating the intensity, volume, frequency or type of exercise.
- Principle of Creativity – The kids who join your academy will be coming from different backgrounds. Some would join you because they want to, while some would be forced. Whatever the condition of the kids, you should take everyone under you and motivate them. You should make them take up strength training exercises. So, how to motivate them? It would be possible through creativity. Create novel exercises that appeal to the kids and make them eager to participate. Also, you can make use of different types of equipment to help them learn the moves and perfect them.
- Principle of Enjoyment – For the young to participate in karate or other martial arts training, enjoyment is a much necessary factor. For the best enjoyment, have a balance between skill and challenge. In this way, the kids won’t get anxious and tired or lose interest in the training activities.
- Principle of Socialization – Karate and other martial training academies require kids to work in a group. This collective effort will lead to more gain in physical fitness. This can also lead to kids gaining confidence and feel competent.
- Principle of Supervision – When the masters and instructors are qualified, kids can be able to learn the techniques well and receive meaningful feedback about their posture and technique.
At Pinnacle Martial Arts in Marrickville Inner West and Chester Hill Bankstown Area South West Sydney, we have incorporated many disciplines and integrated the dynamics of Sports Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Korean Karate, Traditional Taekwondo, Hapkido, Boxing, Kick Boxing and fitness to provide the most practical and effective Martial Arts self defence techniques for kids, teens and adults.
We have adopted these disciplines to complement each other thus creating the fast, powerful, exciting and dynamic Pinnacle style. Pinnacle Martial Arts Taekwondo Academy designed popular programs to suit the specific ages and levels of our members.
Great News! The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids Program. Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher valued up to $100 per calendar year for each student enrolled in school.
The voucher may be used with Pinnacle Martial Arts in Marrickville a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities. The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.
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