Extra-Curricular Activities: Other Sports Activities – Rock Climbing and Martial Arts

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Rock Climbing

There are two that I looked at:

If you know how to climb, it is a simple matter of turning up at either of these places and teaching your child to climb. However, if you are interested in classes for kids, here are the details…

Camp5

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Children have to be between 8 and 14 years old to attend the Camp5 Cicak club climbing classes. Classes are held once a week but you get to choose between two scheduled classes for convenience. Each class runs for a duration of 1.5 hours. It costs RM100 to join (you get a free chalk bag or t-shirt) and between RM38.40 – RM60 per class depending on membership status and how many classes you sign up for in advance.

If you aren’t doing classes, then children below 8 climb for free. All children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The entry fee is RM12 for children and RM28 for the accompanying adult (unless you’re a member or you purchase the 10 pass entry).

Location: EZ501 (Entertainment Zone), Level 5, 1 Utama Shopping Centre 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Bandar Utama
Telephone: 603-77260420
Email: climb@camp5.com
Website: www.camp5.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Camp5ClimbingGym
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 2-11pm; Weekends (and Public Holidays) 10am-8pm

MadMonkeyz

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MadMonkeyz is a rock climbing bouldering gym so they don’t teach vertical climbing. It’s good for initial exposure to rock climbing but if you want to teach your child the safety basics of harnesses, ropes and knots, you would still have to go to Camp5. On the flip side, MadMonkeyz offers climbing classes for children as young as 5 years old.

These are the details of their basic class:

Pre- class is designed to offer a fun non-instructional climbing experience. In this class, we will teach safe climbing, provide supervision, support and allow kids to participate in interesting climbing games. It is recommended that an older sibling or adult accompanies kids below 8 years of age. If unaccompanied a parents or guardian must remain in the vicinity of the facility throughout the duration of the program.

Open to: Children 5 – 12 years of age
Duration: 1 hour
Fees: Monthly- RM 80 with 4 classes

  • Pre-Class A: open to children 5-6 years of age
  • Pre-Class B: open to children 7-9 years of age
  • Junior Pre- Class: open to 10-12 years of age

Location: 19-1 & 19-2, Jalan Metro Wangsa, Section 2, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone: 603-41420698
Email: customerservice@madmonkeyz.my
Website: www.madmonkeyz.com.my
Opening Hours: Weekdays – 2-11pm; Weekends (and Public Holidays) – 10am-7pm

Martial Arts

Xtreme Martial Arts

I heard about them from the staff at Monster Tennis. What appealed to me was that they offered lessons by class. It is not unlike an aerobics class schedule. They offer Taekwondo and Kick Boxing for children and adults from beginner to advance. I don’t know much else about them because I could never seem to reach them on the telephone. The easiest might be to simply rock up to their school and speak to them directly.

Location: A-2-2 (A003) 1st Floor, Plaza Damas, Parklane Walk Shopoffice, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone: 603-62034749/6012-2326749
Website: www.xtrememalaysia.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/xtreme.martial.arts

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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

4 thoughts on “Extra-Curricular Activities: Other Sports Activities – Rock Climbing and Martial Arts

  1. Hi Shen-Li, Do you think it’s beneficial for him to have that kind of extra curricular activities? If it do, then I suggest you continue through it. To me there are lots of great extra curricular activities to have that are more beneficial. These lists are great, thank you for giving ideas on this by the way. 🙂

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    1. Hi Alexander. Thanks for your comment. Yes, I do believe it is beneficial to my children to have ECAs, however, it is also important that they are interested to do them. You know the saying – “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.”

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