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Martial Arts for a three year old

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insertcleverusernamehere Thu 07-Jul-11 20:31:51

Very articulate, very intelligent three year old DS lets other kids push him around and won't hit back or stand up for himself. I asked him why he said 'Pikoz I like dem, dose my fwends!'
ANyone think martial arts is a good idea or is he too young? any experience with this? We are in Edgware.

Lindax Thu 07-Jul-11 21:38:14

might be a bit young yet, ds's classes started at 5, but classes were for 4+

vigglewiggle Thu 07-Jul-11 21:43:35

Proper Martial Arts won't teach him to hit back. It will give him confidence and teach him discipline, but it won't teach him how to retaliate. DH teaches martail arts and FWIW he doesn't think our DC should start until they are at least 5 because it is physically quite demanding.

insertcleverusernamehere Mon 25-Jul-11 11:26:05

Any suggestions in the meantime then?

ZZZenAgain Mon 25-Jul-11 12:13:52

I'd get him to practise pushing you away and shouting loud, louder and harder till he can do it. Say ok, I'm X and I did this and then he has to practise dealing with it but make it fun and not too heavy

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