Voodoo Gym Macclesfield

Children’s Classes

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

We deliver a range of classes for children to suit all possible needs, our focus is your child’s learning, keeping fit and active, building confidence, becoming bully proof and above all to having FUN.#

For children from 4 to 7 years old we have the Voodoo Ninjas classes, for children from 8 to 11 years old we have the Junior classes, and for the 12 to 15 year old children we have the Cadets classes.

All our coaches are First Aid trained and have been subjected to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (was CRB check), we also have CCTV throughout our building to ensure your child’s safety.

Please check our Timetable for the times and days of all our classes.

To keep up to date with current events take a look at our Events page or follow us on Facebook.

 

Voodoo Ninjas Programme

These classes consist of a series of games and physical activities that will prepare your child for progression to any and all of the Junior Martial Arts programmes we deliver, described below. Because of their very young age the classes are kept short and a parent or guardian is required to stay on the premises during the class. We pay particular attention to your child’s safety hence a strict requirement for them to wear a BJJ Gi and gum shield. We make it as fun as possible while still developing physical and mental skills that will serve them later throughout their lives.

Please check our timetable for the times and days of all our classes.

 

Children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Programmes

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling martial art, which is basically wrestling while wearing a traditional Gi (Kimono type suit). Grapplers try to overcome their opponent by using a variety of holds and grips including the Gi and winning by submission by applying joint locks and chokes.

The Junior (8 to 11 years old) and Cadets (12 to 15 years old) BJJ classes, from a skill perspective, are fundamentally the same as the adult BJJ classes. Although there are restrictions on the submission techniques we teach our younger students for the reasons of safety.

Our Junior grapplers focus predominantly on good movement and keeping safe while wrestling allowing them development appropriate to their age with some live but strictly controlled sparring, or what is known as ‘rolling’.

When they are old enough, they will be invited to the Cadets classes where they are taught much more like the adults focusing on overcoming an opponent to enhance their progression and development. There is more time spent live sparring / rolling with the aim of submitting their opponent.

There is a specific grading structure for our under 16’s that complies with the IBJJF guidelines. When they turn 16 years old they will be invited to our adult class and be re-graded as an adult.

Please check our Timetable for the times and days of all our classes.

 

Children’s Kick Boxing Programmes

Kick Boxing is primarily a striking martial art which takes the form of punching and kicking an opponent. It is a high energy sport that requires a broad skills base developing self confidence and fitness very quickly.

The Junior (8 to 11 years old) and Cadets (12 to 15 years old) Kick Boxing classes, from a skill perspective, are fundamentally the same as the adult Thai / Kick Boxing classes. Although there are restrictions on the techniques we teach our younger students for the reasons of safety.

We have adopted a specific grading system for our Junior Kick Boxers allowing them development appropriate to their age with little or no live sparring.

When they are old enough, they will be invited to the Cadets classes where they will be re-graded as such and awarded the appropriate belt. The Cadets grading system is slightly different, much more like the adults with some live light contact sparring, to enhance their progression and development.

When they reach 16 years of age they will be invited to the adult classes. There are equivalent grades from Cadets to adults belts, but this is only a guide for our coaches. Each child will be re-graded as an adult and awarded the appropriate belt.

Please check our Timetable for the times and days of all our classes.

 

Children’s Shotokan Karate Do Programmes

Shotokan Karate Do is a traditional martial art that is primarily based in striking. It utilises traditional training methods such as set patterns of techniques called Kata and prioritises self discipline. It has an all together more regimented approach and focuses more on skills refinement.

The Junior and Cadets Karate classes (8 to 15 years old), from a skill perspective, are fundamentally the same as the adult Karate classes. We adhere to the traditional grading system for our Karate students allowing them development appropriate to their age.

When they reach 16 years of age they will be invited to the adult classes. Each child will be graded as an adult from then on, when it is appropriate, and awarded the appropriate belt.

Please check our Timetable for the times and days of all our classes.

CONTACT US

Contact Voodoo
Tel: 07776 376379

Voodoo Combat, Macclesfield
125 Chestergate, Macclesfield SK11 6DP

voodooservice@gmail.com

.