10th Planet Daly City offers no gi jiu jitsu, muay thai, and combat jiu-jitsu lessons for children ages 5 and up.
At 10PDC, our main goal for our kids program is to instill core values such as respect, focus, confidence, and discipline in the youth through the martial arts lifestyle. We hope to inspire kids to to become positive members of society when they grow up, internalizing the values they learn in class and applying them into their everyday lives. Kids can train solely as a fun hobby, or go into competition and represent the 10th Planet Daly City Team. No child is required to compete or spar and all kids and parents are welcomed to watch a class before deciding to join.
Head instructor Gino Francisco has been working with children for over 10 years and has extensive experience working with kids as young as 4 years old, children with special needs, teens, and young adults.
NO-GI JIU JITSU
Learn practical jiu jitsu techniques for self-defense with teammates. More importantly, our programs teach essential life values useful in school and at home.
Learn proper kickboxing techniques in a safe environment. Our programs encourage self-confidence and discipline necessary to allow your child achieve any of their goals.
Learn to never look down upon anyone, including your opposition.
Carry yourself with the assurance that no one will easily take advantage of you.
Hone your mind and body to be fully present in the moment.
Learn to apply hard work to attain any of your goals and witness the results of perseverance.
Please understand that martial arts training is a challenge. It will take time to develop your child's skills and understanding of martial arts, but the rewards that come from training are well worth the effort. Come talk to us about your child's needs!
Here are 15 tips to read before signing up:
Don't fret over bumps and bruises
Help your kids be prepared
Let the instructor do the coaching
Lead by example
Help them avoid junk food, encourage a healthy diet
Remember your commitments to them
Don't push too hard
If you have a complaint, bring it to the instructor, don't burden your child with it
Focus on the positives
At tournaments remember it's about them, not you
Don't argue with the referees
Don't do anything that would make your kid not want to go to class
Martial arts for kids should be fun, don't forget that!
More tips and full article here.