Aplant is completely correct. At that age it has to be about making it fun. The Gracie family don't teach kids Gracie Jiu Jitsu, they play Gracie Jiu Jitsu themed games instead.

I agree with Aplant about kicking and punching too relating to kids, not sure it is the way to go.

Another point if kids are forced to do something they don't want to do, eventually they begin to resent their parents and the activity. If you push too hard too quick, or try and get your son to do something just because you do it, he might not warm to it and eventually resent Karate and you.

Keep it playful, as Ryron Gracie says!

Edited by Prizewriter (06/12/13 12:46 PM)
"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food" Hippocrates.