Dynamight Kids

Safety and self-defence for little superheroes

The Dynamight Kids program teaches safety and self-defence so that kids have the tools to tackle all that life throws at them. Dynamight Kids is a fun physical training program that gives real solutions and helps children to be strong and confident, with a love of life and an ability to protect themselves. The program was developed in conjunction with internationally-renowned self-defence instructor Haim Sasson, with a focus on developing a safe, holistic and gentle program for children.

We teach practical self-defence solutions for children to protect themselves from bullying, rough play, inappropriate touching and even abduction. We teach kids to identify and be aware of danger, use their voice, run away to safety and some soft and safe self-defence solutions to protect themselves in dangerous or uncomfortable situations.

Our lessons are a blast. Every lesson is filled with fun and challenging activities that develop skills including coordination, balance, strength, speed, agility, self-confidence and assertiveness.

Real skills for life

Dynamight Kids teaches children important and crucial life skills, in a fun play-based environment. The program ensures that each child has an understanding of self-defence, safety and nutrition, skills which are increasingly important in today’s world.

Through Dynamight Kids, children develop:

  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Strength and Power
  • Agility
  • Awareness
  • Self-confidence
  • Communication skills

Jungle fitness and games

Our lessons are packed full of fun and exciting games and activities including:

  • Different animal walks, crawls and jumps like the Lizard, the Frog and the Gorilla that develop strength and balance
  • Challenging activities with hoops, cones and ropes that develop agility and coordination
  • Ball and balloon games that develop hand-eye coordination and control
  • Fun races and relays that develop fitness and speed, and
  • Dozens of different games designed specifically to teach safety and self-defence, including The Numbers Game, Danger Ball, Safety and Danger, 4 Colours, Magnets, Kung Fu and so many more… so that kids have fun and develop critical skills for self-defence without even knowing it!

The Program

Self-Defence

Dynamight Kids gives children some simple and practical tools to protect themselves from dangerous or uncomfortable situations so that they have freedom and confidence to enjoy life.

The most important skills your children will learn include how to:

  • Identify and avoid danger
  • Use their voice
  • Run away to safety

For any child, no matter how young, these basic skills are their best weapons to stay safe!

For young children, learning self-defence helps build confidence, assertiveness, concentration, discipline and respect for self and others. We absolutely DO NOT teach kids to fight or be aggressive. In fact, we don’t even teach punching or kicking in our program! What we do is reinforce all of the same important rules of life as you do: we play gently, we take care of each other and we never hurt our friends or family. In addition to teaching the basic self-defence skills, our program also helps develop children’s balance, coordination and overall health and fitness through jungle fitness games and activities that are ideal for young children.

Importantly, our program is gentle on children’s minds and hearts. Children are innocent and we want to keep them that way, so we don’t scare children or create anxiety about their world. The self-defence skills we are teaching are embedded in fun and exciting games that the children love, and our language and explanations are 100% child-friendly.

Safety Awareness

It is a tragedy that accidents kill more children in Australia than any other cause. In fact, one child every day dies as a consequence. This was a key consideration in the development and design of the safety awareness component of the Dynamight Kids program. Our lessons address everyday situations and topics to ensure that children develop knowledge of safe and unsafe environments, as well as how to avoid dangers and accidents.

Every lesson includes a segment on safety awareness from the following topics:

  • Road safety
  • Water safety
  • Sun safety
  • Fire safety
  • Electrical safety
  • Playground safety
  • Home safety
  • Animal safety
  • Burns
  • Poisons
  • First aid
  • Bullying
  • Stranger danger
  • It’s your body
  • Crowds
  • People who can help

These topics have been chosen based on a thorough understanding of the most common causes of fatalities and injuries in Australia with children in this age group.

Physical development and life skills

While ensuring that children are developing self-defence and safety awareness skills, our lessons also include components which prepare the kids for life in the big wide world with basic life skills that are essential for children as they grow into strong, healthy and happy people.

Through Dynamight Kids, children develop:

  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Strength and Power
  • Speed
  • Flexibility
  • Agility
  • Cardio and Endurance
  • Awareness
  • Reactive Power
  • Bursting Power
  • Group Behaviour
  • Listening to Orders
  • Assertiveness
  • Self-confidence
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Communication
  • Determination

Nutrition awareness

Good nutrition makes us strong and healthy, so every lesson includes a simple and fun discussion about eating well and giving our bodies good fuel. During the course of the program we discuss:

  • Good Nutrition
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Breads and Cereals
  • Meats and Fish
  • Dairy
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Oils and Fats

Leann Webb and Haim Sasson

With a lifelong interest in the martial arts, Leann discovered Krav Maga – the most practical self-defence system in the world, designed for people who want to protect themselves from real-world dangers and threats. Immediately hooked, she travelled to Israel in 2011 to train with Krav Maga experts; meeting internationally-renowned instructor Haim Sasson in the process.

Together, Haim and Leann have formed a formidable partnership. One that combines Haim’s experience in traditional fighting systems and martial arts with Leann’s exceptional and proven business expertise, entrepreneurial savvy, and training and development credentials. The result: a new, exciting and holistic approach to children’s well-being – Dynamight Kids.

Testimonials

"The children really love the different activities that a taught to them each week."

Little Heroes Childcare Centre Nick Carroll December 18, 2014