At first look, mixed martial arts may not appear to be very kid-friendly. Most people see MMA as brutal combat sport featuring punching, kickboxing, wrestling and many other forms of fighting usually unsuitable for children. Studies show, kids who train in martial arts tend to become more responsible, more mature, and far less likely to engage in any sort of violence. When learning martial arts, children are taught discipline, self-esteem, physical fitness, and comradery. MMA can help children build a great foundation for future success and happiness in life.
It is very interesting, the kids who have no discipline, no training, and no self esteem, are the kids starting the fights these days. If we can take these same kids and put them through the process of an MMA program, which involves intense exercise, stretching, hand-eye coordination, and paying attention to an adult muay thai instructor, these same kids can potentially become less violent and more responsible.
If you are a parent that is afraid of injuries that happen during competitive sports, I would argue that the most dangerous thing for a child is not involvement in a sport where injuries potentially occur, but rather obesity. Just remember, don’t look at MMA as a violent sport, look at it as a respectful art form that teaches positive attributes, and gets kids in better shape.
CROM MT has a full range of fitness and muay thai classes for kids, teens and adults. CROM MT is located in Rockaway Beach, NYC.