Kidz / Youth

We not only offer training for grown-ups, but also for kids and young people (girls*, inter*, trans* and non-binary only). No trainings for kidz and youth in school holidays. Instead, there are sometimes workshops for kidz and youth in school holidays.

Groups (updated on nov 1st 2021)
6-9 yrs: Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm
6-9 yrs: Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30pm
9-12 yrs Beginners: Wednesday 3.30 – 4.45pm
9-12 yrs Advanced: Thursday 3.30 – 4.45pm
12-17 yrs Beginner: Tuesday 4.45 – 6pm
12-17 yrs. Advanced: Wednesday 4.45 – 6pm

If you are interested, write an email to mint ätt sidekick-leipzig.org

We currently have an admission stop for adults as well as for children and youth. Only kids aged 6-9 years old can join the gym in the moment without exceptions as we have a new class on monday for them.

Trial Trainings – exceptions: Currently, only adults and kidz who feel they belong to one of the following groups can participate in trial trainings: BIPOCs (Black People, Indigenous People, and People of Color), trans people, inter people, non-binary people, agender people, FLINTA* with refugee experience, and FLINTA* who might experience bodyshaming (e.g. fatshaming) in other sports clubs.
If you feel you belong to one of the groups mentioned above, please name that explicitly in your sign-up eMail, so we can prioritize you. You don’t need to add an explicit explanation, only that these exceptions apply to you.

Waiting list: Anyone who does not feel like they belong to any of the above groups, will be put on the waiting list. We will contact you as soon as the admission stop is lifted and we can offer you a place in the trial training. Waiting time is several months in the moment.

Muay Thai and Self Defence

In accordance with the different age groups we will be mainly focusing on Muay Thai techniques or learn to set our own boundaries and get to know our own strength in a playful way.

We all…
…learn the basic Muay Thai techniques (kicks, punches, stance) …practice Self Defence in body and voice
…train our reaction and coordination skills
…get to know our strenghts, weaknesses and limitations
…work off some energy!
All this we do TOGETHER and not against each other. Respect is extremely important to us.

Please bring gym clothes and a bottle of water. You will not need any trainers.

Workshops

During the holidays, we will be offering self-assertion workshops for members
and externals on a regular basis. If you have a group and are interested in a
workshop for kids & youth, feel free to write an eMail to: mint(at)sidekick-
leipzig(dot)org.

Workshop topics may include:
Muay Thai basics
– stance, posture & breathing
– dry run exercises
– loose punches & kicks with pads / boxing gloves
– working out on the punchbag
– conditioning & strength exercises
– reaction training

Self-assertion
– self-awareness
– voice training
– bodylanguage / posture
– perceiving & defending boundaries
– playful simulation of everyday situations
– development of coping-strategies
– basics of self-defense
– strength games & playfighting

Body-awareness
– movement games
– discovering your own strength
– awareness exercises
– reaction exercises
– playfighting
– perceiving your own boundaries & the boundaries of others