Reasons why Martial Arts are great for Children
Improved Progress at School
Students are taught the importance of concentration and focus. The ability to focus will help your child achieve their aims, improve their listening skills & reaction skills. They will excel faster in physical & cognitive activities. Improved focus leads to better concentration: concentration means that your child will learn more at school allowing your child to receive better grades for both academics and attitude.
Self-confidence is a vital ingredient for happiness and success. Children who learn a martial art develop better self-confidence. Improved self-confidence leads to better grades, a better circle of friends, better performance in sports and extra-curricular activities in general. Students are encouraged to take chances and to push themselves further than they thought they could go. The success our students experience as they progress to Black Belt teaches them that if they are willing to work hard they can be successful at anything if they truly believe in themselves.
“…martial arts programs are more effective than other physical activities at reducing aggression and hostility and increasing self-esteem, self-control and self-confidence.” (Source – Binder, Brad. “Psychosocial Benefits of Martial Arts: Myth or Reality? A Literature Review.” 1999.)
Teamwork is necessary for any young child to develop. The more confident your child is willing to work with others, the more he or she will accomplish. Your child will develop character, which will help him or her make new friends and become a better leader in life.
Students learn to have a positive and respectful attitude to parents, teachers, friends, other people in general and their environment. Students must complete a home/school report card in order to grade.
“People who continue to practice the martial arts for prolonged periods are different from the general populace in these ways: they have a lower level of anxiety; an increased sense of responsibility; they are less likely to be radical; they have an increased level of self-esteem; and they are more socially intelligent.” (Source – Psychology Today, May 1985.)
Developing a good memory is exercise for your child’s brain. The more your child exercises, the smarter he or she will become. Our drills are constantly helping your child think and make smart decisions.
We use Martial Arts drills to help create the vision that discipline is fun and rewarding. Your child will take pride in doing the right thing. Your child will also follow directions better.
It is important for children to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit. If your child does not burn off excess energy exercising how will he or she burn off all of that energy?
They will become better physical participants is sports and activities. The better co-ordination your child has, the fewer injuries your child will sustain.
In our Martial Arts classes, we make learning fun and educational. Our goal is to help your child be the best they can at everything they put their minds to.