Which is better for children: karate or taekwondo?

Which system of Martial Art is better is always a matter of opinion. The reality is that they both share similar influences far back in their origins. They both require athleticism, stamina and discipline, and are both effective for self-defense. However, you may find that the flavour of taekwondo or karate better suits your child’s physique or personality.

What distinguishes taekwondo from other martial arts is its more varied kicking techniques and its priority towards kicks as a primary weapon. In taekwondo pupils can learn to perform multiple kicks while flying and jumping in the air, but such kicks are perhaps not suitable for all pupils, and are seldom used in real-life self-defense. Karate schools generally teach very few or no jumping or flying kicks, but utilise basic kicks as a supplement to the hand and elbow strikes.

Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre offer both karate and taekwondo classes for children so why not give them a try and make your own mind up!

Karate is available:
Wednesday
5-7 years 5.00-6.00pm
8+ years 6.00-7.00pm
Friday
Beginners/Intermediate 6.00-7.00pm
Saturday
Intermediate 9.00-10.00am
Beginners 10.00-11.00am

Taekwondo is available:
Friday
8+ years 6.00-8.00pm

Click here for more information or contact the centre reception on 020 3772 2999.

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