My 11 year old son announced at the start of our new school year that he would like to take up kick-boxing! Despite already having a full enough calendar of activities and sports, I didn’t try to persuade him otherwise, as i thought it would be good for all round fitness, teach him some self-defense, and let’s be honest it’s pretty cool!!
Anyway, that was the easy part! Actually finding a kick-boxing class in KL that catered for kids was not as straight forward as i thought. Secondly, i needed a class close to our home. Luckily I contacted Extreme Kickboxing in Plaza Damas Sri Hartamas and was told to bring my son along and take a look and I have to say both myself and son couldn’t have been happier!
Master Bathi who runs the classes is very friendly and welcoming (as were all the students), which was especially important as my son was easily the youngest there. The class ranged from my son at 11 years to 25. I wondered if this would be daunting for him but Master Bathi praised and encouraged him all the time, even stopping the class at one point so they could all watch how well he was performing the movements! What a great way to engage a child. So, that was it, my son was hooked and desperate to join up. He’s already taken his first belt!
The cost for kick-boxing is RM180 a month and classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6pm-7pm and you can go to as many classes as you want. They also offer Taekwondo classes and I watched in awe at very young children performing intricate moves and best of all wearing black belts!