Many martial arts schools take kids as young as age 3. But can they really learn the moves that young and are they likely to stick with it? And what is the best age for a child to start martial arts?

The best age for a child to start martial arts is ages 7-10. At this age, they are more likely to stick with it and have the maturity and focus to learn the techniques better.

Having said that, it is entirely dependent on the child.

Of course, no matter what the age, a good school will always make sure the curriculum is age-appropriate. The school I ran for many years didn’t allow contact sparring until age 7 and yellow belt.

But in this article, we’ll explore all the pros and cons of different ages, what they’ll learn, and how safe the classes are likely to be.

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