Sometimes when parents watch a martial arts class at Sidekicks and see their child sparring for the first time, they may wonder what is going on?
Be assured, that its safe. The kids wear padded headgear, gloves, boots, and as a safety measure, reinforced chest gear, groin protectors. masks, which are all required protective sparring gear.
Here in this video Sidekicks lead student teacher Mr. Visda explains how to put on sparring gear.
Even the Sidekicks floor is padded, to mitigate injures. When they spar, its under the supervision of the lead teachers and GMO.
Kids training in martial arts practice sparring as one of the testing components to get to the next belt level. Here’s a video playlist we created with some examples of sparring in Sidekicks classes.