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An old-age system of combat is giving Kenya kids a chance to learn self defence, fitness and discipline. This is called Martial Arts and it is making its popularity in Kenya. Originally from Asia, martial arts come in different types such as Karate, Judo, Taekwondo among others. This ancient method trains the mind, body and soul to act as one and is now becoming popular in Kenya with more and more places offering it.
We compiled a list of just some of the places where Kenya kids can learn it.
Olympic Judo champion, Thomas offers lessons in Shotokan Karate and other martial art forms right in your home. He offers a full range of martial arts, and also has programmes that he does with groups geared towards self-defence. For the home training, charges are Sh1000 per 1hour session for kids and sh2000 per session for the adults. You can reach Thomas on 0722 273 979.
Thai Boxing or Muay Thai which is also gaining a following in Kenya can be found at Colloseum Fitness centre at Adams Arcade. It is also known as The Art of the Eight Limbs because fighters use their hands, shins, elbows and knees, kick boxing is tougher than other martial arts, and counts as a variation of kickboxing. Kids from as young nine years can start training but this will depend on an individual as kids have different concentration span. Classes are run every day of the week except Sundays, with sessions at 10am-12noon, 4-6pm and 7-9pm from Monday to Friday and at 10am-12noon and 4-6pm on Saturdays. Charges are Sh500 per person per session. Home trainings are also available on request.