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Beginning Martial Arts for Children

Anyone practice or have kids in martial arts?

11 year old daughter has expressed interest in taking up martial arts for self-defense and learning how to fight.

She’s mentioned Taekwondo specifically but doesn’t really know the difference the different styles (and I don’t either beyond some Internet searching).

I know Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu. LOL

From experience, can y’all tell me what might be some considerations putting a kid specifically a n 11 yo girl in any one style vs the other?

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
Anyone practice or have kids in martial arts?

11 year old daughter has expressed interest in taking up martial arts for self-defense and learning how to fight.

She’s mentioned Taekwondo specifically but doesn’t really know the difference the different styles (and I don’t either beyond some Internet searching).

I know Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu. LOL

From experience, can y’all tell me what might be some considerations putting a kid specifically a n 11 yo girl in any one style vs the other?[/quote]

You’ll probably get better responses in the Combat forum.

Just saiyan