4 to 6 year old kids martial arts in Murfreesboro Tennessee
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4-6 year olds are the most enthusiastic students. They love creativity and problem-solving, which makes them ideal students in the Martial Arts. The problem we discovered is they are so progressive in following tasks, that some teachers tend to treat them like their older peers. This is a problem because they still do not have the basic skills necessary to keep up with children ages 7 and up. The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. With that said a structured program introducing basic skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven very successful.

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Overview Lil Nak 4 to 6 YO martial arts program

These are the stages of development for children between 4 and 6 years old:

  • Physically– they typically do not know how to apply their muscles so they fall often when their body is in constant motion. Also, they have a basic foundation for leg, arm, core, and abdominal development, but they still lack a lot of strength.
    • We expect them to initially struggle with multiple kicks beyond five repetitions. We also expect them to initially have sloppy technique when exercising.
    • The goals for our program are to get them to perform high repetitions of kicks without putting their foot down, and also perform static, active, and dynamic exercises for beyond ten reps with good technique.
  • Intellectually– they typically have a hard time retaining beyond three commands. They also have a hard time distinguishing between their left and right.
    • We expect them to initially get confused when we ask them to do more than three things at one time. We also initially expect them to have difficulty distinguishing between their left and right when following multiple commands.
    • The goal for our program is to get them to retain three or more commands at once, and beyond. We will also help them learn how to perform various left and right combinations.
  • Emotionally – they typically focus on things that make them happy. They also have slow brakes when they are excited.
    • We expect them to initially lose focus and shut down when they are not happy. We also expect them to lose contro when they are over-excited.
    • The goal for our program is to help them focus even when it’s hard to do so. We will also help them control their body and their power, especially when they are excited.
  • Socially– they love to play with others, but are typically very competitive.
    • We expect them to initially show weak sportsmanship when participating in a competition.
    • The goals for our program are to help them build good teamwork such as no cheating; don’t get angry when they lose; and don’t brag when they win.

By understanding the stages of development of 4 to 6-year-olds, we focus on these appropriate skills in our Lil NAK Martial Arts Program:

  1. FOCUS
  2. TEAMWORK
  3. CONTROL
  4. MEMORY
  5. BALANCE
  6. DISCIPLINE
  7. FITNESS
  8. COORDINATION

STAR YOUR CHILD’S MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY TODAY!

In conclusion, if you’re seeking the ultimate kids’ martial arts experience, look no further than NAK Martial Arts Our age-specific approach, combined with engaging and effective teaching methods, sets us apart from the rest. By optimizing your child’s learning experience through active participation and game-based drills, we unlock their potential and cultivate a lifelong love for martial arts. Join us on this incredible journey and witness firsthand the transformative impact of age-appropriate kids’ martial arts training. 

Enroll your child in NAK Martial Arts today and watch them soar to new heights!

Coach Dave

Owner | Head Coach

For over 35 years, Coach Dave Dow has immersed himself in martial arts, now teaching Muay Thai in Murfreesboro TN. With expertise in Budo Taijutsu, Muay Thai, BJJ, Dog Brothers Martial Arts, and Judo, Dave spent 7 years in Japan, interpreting for his teacher and the Grand Master. Teaching since his junior year at the University of Michigan, he's competed in Grappling tournaments and Muay Thai, fostering over 2000 students and guiding 26 to black belt excellence.