With all the talk about cyberbullying and cyberstalking, it’s important to keep one thing in mind: kids can and do get physically attacked.
Don’t get us wrong—we’re huge fans of online safety, and if you have kids you should definitely take steps to protect them from online intimidation
and harassment. (The RCMP has a useful webpage on the topic.)
But whether contact with a predator or bully is initiated online or offline, there’s a chance your kids might need to defend themselves against
a physical attack.
Hopefully, that’ll never happen — but what if it does?
Just last September, a youth was hospitalized after getting beat up by a man armed with a baseball bat.
Worse still, in a case that’s gripped people in the GTA, Roy Pejcinovski, 15, and daughter Venallia Pejcinovski, 13, were recently murdered along with their mother in Ajax, Ontario.
At Krav Maga Canada, we want to increase the odds of your kids surviving a violent encounter. That’s why we’re now offering a Youth/Teen program at
both our North York and Mississauga locations.
EMA Canada’s Youth/Teen Program
Structured like our program for adults, the Youth/Teen Program’s curriculum is designed to meet the needs of kids from 11 to 16 years old:
- It places an emphasis on both the physical AND educational aspects of self-defense
- Besides Krav Maga self-defense tactics, it teaches anti-bullying education
- It creates a trusted training environment where your kids will be closely supervised and kept safe
- It helps them be active and boosts their confidence
- It trains students to recognize dangerous environments and how to avoid or escape them, for example by attracting the attention of a crowd. (We
place great emphasis on avoidance and escaping.)
- For scenarios where no exit strategy is available, the program equips kids with the tools to react and successfully defend themselves against
common attacks and hostage or kidnap attempts
What’s more, just like our adult students, your kids will get a chance to progress through the belt system from white all the way to black. (Please
note, although recommended, testing is not mandatory.) And if you or other family members are interested in training, we offer family memberships so
you can train just after your kids.
For more information on our youth/teen program and to book a free trial
class, please contact us at: