When our son wished for “fighing moves” for his birthday, we discovered some drop-in mixed martial arts classes at Kuk Sool Won. While I initially laughed off his request (which was accompanied by “to be super rich”), my husband took him seriously and signed him up for these karate classes. He believes that boys need chances “to be brave” and that martial arts have a unique way of building confidence and self control at the same time.
Kuk Sool Won (AKA Berkeley Martial Arts) on Sacramento St in Berkeley is one of the more family-friendly martial arts studios we've found. Kids classes are for ages four and up. Many classes are mixed age with kids and adults work together and learn the same skills.
Classes at Berkeley Martial Arts and many martial arts studios, are available on a drop-in basis. Buy a block of classes and come when it suits you.
Sign up for three free trial lessons with no obligation, to let you and your kid check it out before committing. Tell them 510families sent ya!
For more info, see www.berkeleymartialarts.com or call (510) 540-5425.
[Photo from Berkeley Martial Arts]