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Why Child Self-Defense Classes Should Be at the Top of Your Shopping List

All kids love to open gifts at Christmas, but how long do those presents really last? Maybe a few days or a few years, but at some point, your child will outgrow whatever you can put under the tree.

One thing they’ll never outgrow–and that could potentially save their lives–are self-defense classes to help them protect themselves from unforeseen dangers.

Not only do self-defense classes give your child skills to fight back, but they also help them build self-confidence and awareness–a gift that will live on with them forever.

The More You Know

Physically, mentally, and emotionally: the more your child knows, the more confident they will feel about themselves. Helping your child build that confidence is something all parents want, and you can do that by enrolling them in classes just for them–or turn it into a family affair.

Martial arts classes are a great option for kids, but there are also many other standard self-defense classes out there, some of which you can even find for free.

Finding Classes

If you want free classes, there are a number of places to start. Check with your local parks and recreation department, as some offer classes periodically for both kids and adults. If your child lives on a college campus, call the school’s campus-safety office to see if they have any programs available. You can also check with your local fire and police stations to see if they have any upcoming courses, or look for free classes your child can complete online.

One organization that provides self-defense training made just for children is RadKids. They have curriculums in all 50 states. You can find a RadKids training course by filling out their online form to find an instructor near you.

This year, no matter what your budget is for Christmas you can gift your child with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves. They’ll not only be equipped to escape potentially dangerous situations but will also gain self-confidence and the ability to be aware of their surroundings.

Find a RadKids Instructor Near You

Grace Wells

Grace Wells grew up in the kind of town where no one locked their doors and parents felt safe letting their kids wander. Things have changed a lot since then. As a mother today, Grace has to worry about so much more than skinned knees and hurt feelings.

Grace believes the best way to keep kids safe is to stay informed. She hopes that her work at Kids Safety 101 makes a difference in children’s lives so that they can grow up as carefree as she did.

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