Self Defence Classes for Kids
Looking for Self Defence Classes for Kids in Sydney?
Has your child been talking about taking self-defence or martial arts classes? Or have you been considering signing them up yourself? Head Academy is the place to go for all things self-defence and martial arts, for children as young as three years old up to adults. We have five locations over Sydney and daily classes in Kung Fu, meditation and stretching. We’ve been teaching kids self-defence for 18 years, so rest assured your child will be in good hands. Read More
Why Should Kids Learn Self Defence?
It might seem a bit much to teach a child self-defence, but it really isn’t. Children can get just as much use out of these skills as adults, if not more. The biggest reason a kid might need self-defence techniques is bullying. Bullying is rampant among children of all ages, and it can be both physical and verbal. Teaching your child how to defend themselves in these situations is a great way to ensure they’re not a victim of bullying, and that they’re also capable of protecting other children from it. Some people believe bullying is just part of childhood, but it shouldn’t be. It comes with many negative consequences, and might cause:
- Low self-esteem
- Drug dependence
- Physical injuries
- Sleep problems
- And much more
This is clearly a real problem that needs to be dealt with. But aside from being great protection from bullying, taking self defence classes for kids can have a lot of other benefits:
- It will help them develop strength, mobility and coordination
- It will help them develop skills to handle conflict
- It will improve their self-esteem and build up their confidence
- It will contribute positively to their focus and concentration skills and teach them self-discipline
- It will let them meet new friends and gain a sense of community with the other students
- It will improve their physical health and it’s an easy way to get them to exercise
Our Kids Self Defence Classes in Sydney
We have different classes for different ages, with the content and learning involved being specifically developed for the age your child currently is. Kids can start as young as three years old in our Little Tigers classes, where they can continue up until the age of six. The Children’s Martial Art classes in Sydney are more advanced and for those aged 7-11. The Teens Kung Fu classes are for those aged 12-16, and over 17 we have the adult classes. This ensures that your child won’t learn anything above their own age range and abilities, and they can progress in their training as they grow older, without having to find a new studio and adapt to a new teacher and needing to make new friends.
And if you’re ever inspired to give it a shot yourself, you can take our self defence classes in Sydney too! We cater to all ages, and parents also need self-defence skills sometimes.
Booking a Self Defence Class for Your Kid
We offer a free introductory class and even free two-week memberships to try our classes out before you commit to paying for them. These can be claimed on our website where all bookings are made, and it means you don’t have to worry about your child changing their mind or realising they didn’t enjoy the class. Learn more and start the free trial on our website, and be prepared for a happy, tired kid afterwards! Read Less
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What our students and parents are saying about us.
"Please let me express my thanks to you and please express my gratitude to your great team of instructors. Let me assure you that what you are teaching is so very valuable and has made a real difference to my boy's life (and it will continue to do so)."
Our martial art classes offer the very best in self defence training combined with systems of health and well-being that incorporate everything from flexibility and mobility to energy work (qigong) and fitness.
We train Martial Arts for self defence, health, and personal development through applied discipline to mastering our art. This is not a sport where there are winners and losers, and confidence is gained at the expense of someone else losing.
visit one of our Five Locations Across Sydney
Leichhardt, Caringbah, Engadine, Strathfield and Padstow.
Sifu Nathan Head
Founder of Head Academy Kung Fu (December 2003).
Sifu Nathan established both the Leichhardt and Caringbah branches of Head Academy. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, and has been teaching Jow Gar Kung Fu for the past 16 years. He is the Head Teacher for Head Academy and continues to train all instructors, school owners and Black Sashes. It was Sifu Nathan's vision to bring the disciplines of kung fu, meditation, qigong and healing back together and create a unique system for balancing the 4 Realms.
Sifu Chris Pendergast
Chris has been surrounded by an active lifestyle from a young age. Growing up Chris was very sport orientated competing to a high level in Cricket and Soccer and attended Endeavour Sports High School. After years of being in this type of environment he realised he needed more fulfilment in his life. A simple phone call was made to Sifu Nathan Head and Chris’s life was forever changed. He had discovered what was missing from his life which was only filled through physical activities. Kung Fu opened Chris’s eyes to all the answers he was seeking. It didn’t matter if the question wasn’t about Kung Fu, the power of Kung Fu wisened Chris up to the calmness it took to deal with any situation that confronted him. Chris realised what his journey was. Chris started up his own Head Academy Jow Gar Kung Fu School under the continual guidance of Sifu Nathan Head in Yarrawarrah in August 2013. With steady growth of students, Chris moved his school into a full time location based in Heathcote in October 2014. The school continues to flourish with the positive energy each student brings to his school. Not one to keep himself bored, Chris has a daughter Kayleigh and is expecting the arrival of twins with his wife Cassy. Chris is always searching for ways to better himself and goes by the following rules: Trust yourself, Break The Rules, Don’t be afraid to fail, Don’t listen to the naysayers, Work Overtime and Give Something Back. With constant goal setting, anything can be achieved!
Sifu James Agius
Sifu James is the Head instructor at Head Academy Kung Fu Padstow. He has a passion for instilling the values of traditional martial arts and the positive qualities they bring to day-to-day life. Sifu James teaches Jow Gar Kung Fu, Taoist meditation and Chi Kung every week.
Dai Si Hing Jun Liew
Jun is the lead instructor at the Leichhardt academy, and has been training with us for 12 years now. He is training towards his 2nd degree Black Sash.
Jun has been training at Head Academy since 2009 and has enjoyed the journey so much that he has gone on to instruct from 2014 and now has become a part-owner of the Leichhardt Academy. He very much subscribes to the idea of always learning, continually growing and improving; Jow Gar Kung Fu has been a great motivating vehicle to drive this passion. The biggest reasons Jun continues to train at Head Academy (for over a decade and running) is because of the open, ego-free, fun yet driven atmosphere on the mats, the superior skill and knowledge of the senior instructing team, and the depth and complexity of the Jow Gar style of Kung Fu. Beyond the training side of things, Jun has a unique insight as an instructor into all the programs delivered to the children - particularly the PROTECT program and self-defence principles we impart. One big reason the instructors continue to do what they do is because of the difference they make in these children's lives - this is no different in Jun's case.
Azi has been training in Kung Fu since 2007, when a friend of his mentioned kung fu his interest was piqued immediately. He had wandered through many team sports and activities looking for a way to be healthy but never found one that fit. Kung fu turned out to be the one, he was fascinated by the traditions of it, the generations of knowledge being passed down, on the individual focus required to improve, and the giddy heights of reaching a goal with no one else to thank but hard work. Over the years of dedicated practice and martial arts exploration, he has learned many lessons about confidence, strength, conflict, and holistic health. He is undoubtedly a martial arts fanatic and is dedicated to passing on the cherished art of Jow Gar Kung Fu.
Sifu Eric Jewson
The first of Sifu Nathan Head's students to grade to Red Sash. Eric has been training with Head Academy Since 2004. He is a lead instructor at Head Academy Leichhardt and is a key figure and inspiration to all students who train with him, and who are taught by him. Eric is one of the "Original Three" who have fundamentally helped Sifu Nathan create and build Head Academy to what it is today.
Dai Si Hing Harrison Jewson
Has been training at Head Academy Kung Fu since 2004. One of the "Original Three" Harrison is a teacher of unrivaled talent. His joy of teaching, and for kung fu, shines through whenever he has interactions with students. He is a gifted kung fu practitioner who has dedicated most of his life to training in the art of Jow Gar Kung Fu. He is another of our Lead Instructors at the Leichhardt branch.
At Head Academy we teach the Chinese Martial Art know as Jow Gar Kung Fu. All programs and curriculums at Head Academy have been created, developed and refined by Sifu Nathan Head and his team of Senior Instructors over the past 16 years from the traditional forms that were passed down to him by Si Gung Andy Truong. We have constantly strived to create classes and programs that reflect our students goals, while maintaining the traditional focus on martial skill development and self defense.