I'm a travelling mother of one, from the UK but now living in Indonesia. Looking forward to sharing day out ideas with you.
Published August 7th 2019
A fighting fun hobby for children and adults alike
This feature is aimed a little more for you if you live in Bali as opposed to just enjoying a holiday. We've been here for around a year now and for just less than this my toddler has been attending the tots class at JH Kim Taekwondo.
It's based in the Canggu area, but sadly we are not. Although areas like Canggu and Sanur are geared towards children perfectly I have always found it hard to get classes for younger toddlers. However, this place runs a 3-5 year old tots class, which is now why every Sunday we drive around 30 minutes each way to attend the hour class. Simply for the fact that it's worth it as the set-up is fantastic.
Outside there's plenty of parking and upon entrance, you'll be welcomed by the receptionist and their small shop kitted out with everything you'll need like uniform, belts and pads. On this level, there are changing facilities and lockers. On each floor, you'll find a male and female WC. The only one small negative is that you need to be able to climb upstairs to either watch the training or enjoy the classes which take place in one of the smaller second-floor rooms or the larger top floor one.
Example of the training rooms at JH Kim Taekwondo Bali
There are classes for all ages and abilities. We started with the tots class. I have to say it's an amazingly ran group. So much thought has been put into how to make it fun but also so that the children learn. For the tots they have a warm-up, obstacle races and simple drills to form the basis of their kicking and punches. The next class, the T-Kids Class, builds on their skills and is aimed for 5-10 year olds. Again, plenty of fun with a small technique section. Both of these sessions finish with a fun game-like dodgeball.
Always time for dodgeball at the end of the lesson
I haven't seen the other classes but see the older children kitted up for sparing classes and know they run adult and private sessions too. I also have to mention here that the instructors for the children have them in stitches every week. They really have nailed how to make learning and training fun. And if it helps the lessons are taught in English.
They have an extensive schedule and one thing that always amazes me is how flexible they are. There have been many times when we can't make a Sunday session for whatever reason and we have simply been able to attend another day. Lots of other places would simply say that you lose the money on that week.
They normally have deals if you wish to join, but you can sign up for a free trial to see what all the fuss is about. They will help get the uniforms and even add your child's name to their top.
If you decide to join a tots class then leave a comment and I'll keep an eye out for you.