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What’s the youngest you can start training a child in Martial Arts?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Question by ISDS: What’s the youngest you can start training a child in Martial Arts?
I started “training” my daughter when she was able to start interacting, around 9 months old. She’s 16 months old now. The training is just play and games involving martial arts concepts and techniques, and is mostly modeling by practicing while she watches.

What’s the youngest you think it’s productive to start training children? I’ve heard answers that vary from 3 years old all the way up to 10 years old.

Here’s a video of my daughter doing some of what I’ve taught her.

What are your opinions, how young is “too young” to start?
Thank you for some of the insights. I forgot to add that my wife is one semester away from her Master’s Degree in Education and Early Intervention (pre-school). She gives me a lot of guidance on what my daughter can and cannot learn developmentally.

Best answer:

Answer by Mullet Man
Not sure what the too young is, But the average would be 2 – 3+ years (open minded, ready to learn and have fun) or 9 – 10+ (knows alot and can understand more, perhaps easier to teach) hope this helped (dont forget those + beside them, doesnt have to be just at those years)

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