Our Kids Classes are for children aged 5-12 years. Ages 13+ are able to join our main classes.
We currently run three Kids Programs, our Tikipunga Pukeko (Mondays Only, Ages 8-12) at the Tikipunga Soccer Clubrooms, Reed St, Hikurangi Kiwi (Tuesdays Only, Ages 5-12) at the Hikurangi War Memorial Hall, King St, and our Tikipunga Tuatara (Wednesdays Only, Ages 5-7) at the Tikipunga Soccer Clubrooms, Reed St.
Each class runs for 45 minutes (3:30pm to 4:15pm) and are designed to strengthen relationships with peers, build confidence, and teach discipline, respect, and self-defence. We teach the basics of Muay Thai, and provide a safe and fun environment to develop hand-eye co-ordination skills, practice technique, and make friends. Kids Classes run per Term, once a week for a total of 10 classes, unless otherwise specified.
Program costs per child are: $80 for 10 weeks ($8 per class), plus a $15 one off cost for handwraps unless they already have some they can bring along. They will also need their own gloves as we do not provide Kids Gloves. This is because due to the variety of different sizes of Kids Gloves, we cannot ensure the required size gloves for your child would be on hand. We recommend shopping around for your child’s gloves, as the prices vary depending where you buy from.
Registration Forms must be filled out and signed by a Parent or Guardian before the first class. You can download and print one from our Registration Forms tab and send it back to us electronically, or bring it along to the first class, or you can fill out a Registration form on the day.
Participants must bring their boxing gloves and handwraps to each class. We are happy to hold onto them if there are any concerns about items being lost, or if it’s too far to return home to get them before class starts. If we are looking after gloves and/or handwraps they must be properly named. Gloves and/or handwraps in our care will not be lent out for use by anyone else.
Participants will also need to bring a water bottle and a towel to every class, we are able to refill water bottles if needed.
Please make arrangements for children not participating in classes. We ask that what is taught in class is not to be used outside of class; however, if children are observing classes that they are not participating in we have no control over what they see or try to replicate. They can also distract participants who are trying to focus.