Thread: Fechtschule for kids?
3/08/2013 12:13pm, #1
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Fechtschule for kids?
Where we are we have a kids Current affairs program called BTN (Behind the News). Even when I was a kid it was a show we were encouraged to watch as part of school.
Different kids sports are sometimes showcased as part of the program. The local HEMA group recently got a chance to get their Kids group on the show.
Here's a link to the video:
I enjoy a bit of HEMA cross training, they do mostly messer, ringen and dagger when I've been there (some longsword, sword & buckler, spear/long staff etc..). I don't get to train that side of the city as often as I'd like, but it's always fun to put on some fencing masks and do a bit of freeplay.
I have two kids who may be interested in training, my oldest is 6 years old. Anyone care on sharing their thoughts on weapons training for kids. In 3 months she will be 7 and old enough to start FMA at the local Kenpo club.
3/08/2013 4:15pm, #2
IMO the approach shown in that item is just the ticket for kids' classes; emphasis on fun, safety, fitness and developing skills within their abilities.
Looks like the BTN crew knows just what they're doing, too.Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.
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