Martial arts is a great way for kids to learn about discipline and self-control, as well as develop their confidence. It can help kids to stay healthy and fit, which is more important today than ever before because today’s children are not getting enough exercise.
Another benefit of martial arts is that it can teach children how to be a good sport. This helps them to be more gracious when they lose, and it also teaches them how to win with grace. Martial arts can give kids the confidence that is needed to prevent bullying. Bullies want easy targets. They want kids who won’t stand up for themselves. Martial Arts breeds confidence which in turn makes kids less desirable to bullies.
Kids who practice martial arts have better concentration skills and are able to focus better on their studies because they are able to regulate their emotions better than those who don’t participate in these activities.
Finally, martial arts has been shown to help children improve their social skills and develop friendships with other kids who share the same interests. Kids become part of a team who looks out for one another. Many of the kids in our programs today have been with us since they were toddlers. They are still best of friends today, almost 8 years later.