Boxing for Kids in Albuquerque, New Mexico

by Jane Rodda

Many inhabitants in Albuquerque, New Mexico, consider it to be the heart of southwest culture. With 310 days of sunshine and the Sandi Mountains as a majestic backdrop, the city boasts a number of activities for kids. You will be able to find several options for boxing programs in this city by the Rio Grande.

LA Boxing

LA Boxing is a fitness training program using boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts skills as its medium. The facility has state-of-the-art equipment, including 150-pound punching bags, mats and boxing gloves. It features a class devoted entirely to kids and teaching them self-discipline, coordination, self-defense and confidence in a fun and energetic program. Through this training, your kids will have the opportunity to learn that perseverance and determination will enable them to achieve almost anything. The self-defense aspect of the training aims to develop a child's ability to think rather than panic in a potentially dangerous situation.

ABQ Kickboxing

ABQ Kickboxing is a world-class mixed martial arts training center. It has six certified instructors on staff providing a family-friendly environment. The kids' classes are for 5 to 12 year olds and combine a number of combat disciplines. Children will learn the skills of boxing, mauy thai, savate and jui-jitsu. Through building self-discipline, confidence and respect, kids will become better students, and this will hopefully carry over into schoolwork. An important aspect of this program is that kids are enabled to progress at their own pace, not being compared to others. This will build the desired self-confidence that kids need to thrive.

Rosales Kajukenbo

Rosales Kajukenbo is a martial arts training facility that bases its techniques on kajukenbo, which is a mixture of karate with other systems. It offers traditional kickboxing and boxing programs as well. Kids as young as 4 years old can enroll in a class and learn from Tony Rosales, who has over 35 years of experience in martial arts. Rosales is open to all skill levels and abilities. You can enroll your kids in its classes whether you are looking for self-defense training, martial arts education or just an excellent physical workout.

Gracie Barra

The Gracie Barra Association is a worldwide training program in Brazilian jui-jitsu with over 150 locations. Its facilities in Albuquerque have a training program for kids 3 to 15 years old. It places an emphasis on character development while teaching the fundamentals of the boxing discipline of Brazilian jui-jitsu. Kids will learn focus, determination, persistence and cooperation as they progress in the program. It aims to develop kids into champions not only in martial arts, but in all aspects of life.

About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

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