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No One Sits on the Bench

July 11, 2019

 

Many kids have the chance to experience the benefits of Martial Arts early on, however a big number of children abandon their martial arts training when reaching the teen years in order to participate in school sports.

Although there are many lessons to be learned from team and individual varsity sports, the ‘make the team’ model often favors the more physically developed players while alienating the late bloomers.

Coaches have access to a endless supply of players that renews itself each year, the big and strong get picked and get to play while the less physically developed watch from the bench, this leads to a even greater disparity in skill development as the season goes by.

At the FightClub , our mats are packed while the benches are empty, all kids get equal ‘playing time’. Naturally some kids develop their skills and physical abilities earlier than others but we personally find that many kids who start out with underdeveloped athletic attributes such as strength, speed and size, end up blooming onto some of the finest technicians we have in all of our programs.

If your child is an athletic wonder who is able to stay ahead of the game with his natural talents, athletics may very well bring out the best in him or her. But if your child’s full of potential to be nurtured through disciplined and diligent training then bring them for Systema training at FightClub.

Parents talk to your friends and neighbours – If they have kids between the ages of 5-14 getting them to try classes in the summer, don’t wait till September. Just forward them this email (systema@fight-club.ca) or give them my number (416-200-0200) and have them call me directly. 

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