WE HAVE MOVED TO 665A DARLING STREET. CLICK HERE FOR NEW ROCK AND WATER WEBSITE FOR CHILDREN’S MARTIAL ARTS ROZELLE!
NOTE: We have moved our children’s class to 665A Darling Street, Rozelle. Please visit our new Rock and Water Martial Arts website for Children’s Martial Arts Rozelle. Would you like to give your children the gift of confidence and self-esteem? In our martial arts classes for kids, your kids will set and pursue tangible goals, and learn the value of earning rewards for sustained effort.
Would you like to give your children the gift of confidence and self-esteem? In our martial arts classes for kids, your kids will set and pursue tangible goals, and learn the value of earning rewards for sustained effort.
Your children will focus better, listen better and learn they should always try their best.
My daughter has trained with Jesse since she was 6 years old. His steady, calming and motivating teaching style brings out the most in her.
Georgie Parker, Rock and Water parent
We teach Rock and Water martial arts, which started in the Dutch education system. It’s about social, emotional and physical skills. And fun!
They love the experience, the physicality of it.
Kris Flegg, Rock and Water parent
Pebbles (4-7 years)
At this age, it’s all about fun and experimentation. Our children are getting to understand their bodies and themselves. Rock and Water Martial Arts is about self-defence and exploring our physical-selves — there’s plenty of punching, kicking and wrestling. But it’s also about bully-busting, and learning basic concepts and affirmations:
Rock = “Strength and resilience”
Water = “Balance, perseverance and flexibility”
Attention stance = “Focus and listening”
Neutral stance = “Calm and balanced”
Fighting Stance = “Always try your BEST!”
Bowing = “Respect”
My kids have picked up skills — like listening and respect — that they’ll take into other aspects of their lives.
Nick Petronuff, Rock and Water parent
Rocks – 7-11 years
Children of this age are ready for a more comprehensive approach, so we step it up without taking away any of the fun.
We keep the children active and build on their skills at seeking out new challenges. At the same time, we maintain the balance between rock attitude — “Standing up for what you believe is right” — and water attitude — “Self-awareness, awareness of others and living life with a sense of equality”.
Your Rock child will:
- Increase his or her self-defence skills
- Learn basic Judo sweep
- Begin to master wrestling and ground position
FAQs about our kids martial arts classes
Is it all about fighting?
Martial arts empowers children and encourages excellence. Children don’t need to fight when they have the kind of confidence we teach them.
What ages do you teach?
Pebbles classes are for children between four and seven. Rocks classes are for children between eight and 11.
How long are the classes?
Pebbles classes are half an hour. Rocks classes are between half an hour and 40 minutes.
What should my child wear?
Children should wear comfortable clothes that allow a full range of motion — sports shorts and T-shirt, for instance. Eventually, your child will probably want to wear a gi, a traditional martial arts uniform with a belt, but there’s no need for one in the beginning.
How often should my child come?
We run classes several times a week. Your fees cover one class a week, but we can make an arrangement for more frequent visits.
What happens when my child turns 11?
Children graduate from our Rocks program at 11, but martial arts is for life! We run a transition program for children up to 15. At that point they’ll be more than ready to join our all-ages martial arts classes.
May I watch?
We all know how easily distracted kids are, especially when Mum or Dad is watching, so it’s easier for the instructor and the rest of the class if parents stay in the waiting room. (Of course we understand you might want to see the first couple of classes to make sure your child is settling in.)
Once a term we hold grading and encourage parents to come to watch their child.
Can I drop off my child and pick them up after the class?
Absolutely, as long as you’re able to pick them up promptly at the end of the class.
What are the qualifications of the instructors?
Jesse Reid has a black belt in Shinbudo Jiu Jitsu under Andrew Dickinson. He trains in BJJ under Mario Yokoyama and completes regularly. He has been teaching Rock and Water Martial Arts to children for years.
Jesse and everyone who works with children at the gym has their working with children checks. We’re happy to show you any of our certifications or paperwork.
Is there parking?
There is parking in the streets adjacent to and behind the gym, but unfortunately the carpark of the building we’re in doesn’t belong to us so it’s not possible for you to park there.