Martial arts with a message: Belmont holiday clinic

MMA 24/7’s Trent Mitchelland Lewis Moncrieff with Te Kaea Whiy, Sharna Asiata Feausi, Kelly Hebik, Nathan Huang and Alex Gee.           d444135
MMA 24/7’s Trent Mitchelland Lewis Moncrieff with Te Kaea Whiy, Sharna Asiata Feausi, Kelly Hebik, Nathan Huang and Alex Gee.         d444135

BELMONT’S MMA 24/7 held a holiday clinic at Belmont Oasis for 75 children so they could get a taste of martial arts.

Operations manager Lance Kinnaird said the purpose of the clinic was to teach kids techniques to keep them safe.

“They learnt about stranger awareness and anti-bullying strategies,” he said.

“The drills and exercises were taught to them in a fun and engaging way.”

He said that learning martial arts could build children’s self confidence and encouraged physical actively among children.