Krav Maga is the art of practical self-defense. Kids classes are designed to teach not only the defensive techniques that they may use if
they are put in a dangerous situation, but also teach children to be aware of their environment, and importantly, recognition of when and how to remove themselves from bad or uncomfortable situations before they become physical; trying to get out of the situation by walking away and going to a parent or teacher is the first step, physically defending themselves comes last.
In todays society the unfortunate truth is that bullying is commonplace, and begins at a younger and younger age. As we all know, being bullied is both physically and emotionally damaging. Because of this Instructor Juan Berrios believes that it is extremely important for children to be able to defend themselves in bullying situations and teaches Krav Maga classes for children.
During class Juan discusses with the children when they are allowed to use what they learn and on whom- practicing on siblings or friends is never acceptable.
Kids Krav Maga classes are for children ages six through twelve and cover all of the same self-defense techniques as adult Krav Maga
classes but at a more kid-friendly pace. Physical fitness is also something that Juan believes is important for children to be
involved in at a young age. As children learn Krav Maga they gain a high level of discipline, respect for self and others, ability to focus and self-confidence. Often parents comment on the changes that they see in their children particularly in how it
affects their school work and behavior with other kids. Juan encourages all of the students to achieve his or her full potential in his classes where children are in a safe and structured environment.