Kids’ after-school football coaching programme with qualified coaches that will enhance the physical, mental, emotional and technical growth and development of young athletes.
Available at Raffles International School are fencing classes. The ancient sport instils patience, determination, dexterity and grace and is apparently one of the few sports which blends physical, intellectual and emotional aspects. It’s also just a great way to stay fit.
Offers numerous martial arts, Karate, Judo, Aikido, Muay Thai, Kudo, Taekwondo, laido, Wing Tzun, Self Defence. offerings for kids aged five and up. However, top instructor, John Ratnam (4th Dan Aikido Instructor), suggests Aikido is the ideal starting point for young children. Using an opponent’s strength against them to redirect attacks, Aikido is considered the perfect balance of martial and spiritual learning. In addition to strength, fitness and balance, Aikido teaches children self-control, discipline and listening skills. And should boisterous offspring consider this a little too tame, just remind them Aikido also uses the bhokan and jo (swords and wooden sticks).
.Focuses on the positive side of Martial Arts. We aim to teach students the art of building self-esteem. We do not encourage them to use their knowledge about martial arts for fighting but instead we want them to use it for self-defense, physical fitness as well as character development.
If you're looking for a way to encourage your children to take more physical exercise it's worth considering a martial arts class designed for youngsters. Your child may have already expressed an interest, thanks to popular comic creations such as the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles or your child may be more suited to independent sports rather than team games such as football or rugby. There's a wide range to choose from: Choi Kwang Do, Karate, Ju Jitsu, Taekwondo, Kickboxing etc. Generally speaking they all encourage those things we as parents often struggle to engender in our children: physical health and agility, discipline and concentration.
With the concept of 'goal attainment' (via the belt system) at the heart of martial arts, the sport provides a useful way for children to focus on moving 'up the ranks' and the sense of satisfaction and self-fulfillment this brings, building a child's self-esteem and confidence along the way.
Martial arts aren't just about physical prowess - the sport is also about training the mind and spirit so children learn skills they can take into other areas of their life, too, such as better concentration and reasoning skills, vital for academic success. And physically martial arts impart invaluable physical skills, such as self-defence, which may help children if they find themselves in a risky situation.