Channing Tatum teaches daughter to box so she can defend herself

BANG! NEWS – Channing Tatum has been giving his young daughter Everly some boxing practice so that if she ever needed to defend herself she would feel “calm and secure” in the “body and mind”.

The Magic Mike actor took to Instagram to share a video of his little girl – whom he has with ex-wife Jenna Dewan – throwing some punches his way wearing gloves and a protection helmet.

He also quipped that he fears for the person who tries to “poke the beast inside (his) little angel”.

“I heard once that martial arts was only created to take the mystery out of fight. So people started to practiced it.

“So if ever there came a time they had to defend themselves they wouldn’t be as afraid.

“In my experience fear most times leads to bad decisions.

“Being calm and secure with your mind and body… Make great opportunity for good decisions. Violence is 100 per cent never the answer. But having a daughter, I always want her to feel safe in her being.”

Channing finalised his divorce from Everly’s mom Jenna last month, but days later, he submitted paperwork asking for a number of decisions to be made about her care, including monthly meetings with a counsellor to draw up the schedule, arrangements for travelling with her in the United States (US) without consent from the other parent, the use of a website to document information on her health, safety, welfare and education and confirmation that the youngster can be FaceTimed every day by the person she isn’t currently in the care of.

However, according to TMZ, Jenna had already signed off on the holiday schedule and there were times when she had been working and asked to change the plans but Channing refused.