Gilbert Martial Arts Programs Empower Kids to Succeed
Many studies have been conducted on the effect that martial arts programs have to empower children to succeed and become more confident and self-reliant. Kids who have ADHD or ADD are especially helped by the discipline and self-control that is learned within martial arts programs.
Some of the improvements in children that are noted by studies include an increase in attention span, a better ability to tune out distractions, higher development of behavior and motor skills, improvement in self-esteem and the ability to form positive relationships with their peers.
The obvious improvement for children engaged in martial arts is the ability to excel in athletics. Martial arts movements strengthen the body and make it less challenging and more enjoyable to compete in sports and other athletic activities.
But, the body isn’t the only improvement you’ll see in your kids when they become involved in martial arts. The mental and emotional advantages that come with being involved in martial arts are astoundingly positive and set martial arts programs apart from other activities.
In a stellar martial arts program, kids are taught that walking away from a fight and letting a parent or teacher take care of the problem is the best solution. But, if a child is in real danger and there’s no help around, falling back on his or her skills learned in martial arts might save a life or at least prevent a bad experience.
Martial arts classes provide a positive outlet for kids with anger and stress issues and they’ll be much less likely to take out their frustrations on their peer group in a bullying manner.
Those kids who have been bullied become empowered, both in mind and body, to defend themselves. What better gift to give a child than empowerment. You will notice marked improvement in your kid(s) after only a few lessons in a quality martial arts program, offered right here at Martial Arts Gilbert, Budo Shingikan Dojo – even in school studies.
Being involved in martial arts helps children learn to focus their attention on the chore at hand and that advantage, alone, can raise grades and promote confidence. They’ll also make friends that enjoy learning the same skills and participating in the friendly competition.
No matter which martial arts program you choose, be sure to first check out the instructors and their style of teaching. You should be fully informed of what the chosen program teaches and what it can be used for.
The mantra of our school for martial arts is one that focuses on mental and emotional aspects and not simply the physical benefits of the program. Many sports activities teach that winning is the most important thing and that can lead to aggressiveness in children.
Martial arts programs should be all about improving self-esteem as well as physical strength.