Kickboxing is a fast-moving martial art that builds physical skills, like speed, agility, balance, and coordination. At the same time, kids learn valuable mental skills like focus and self-control.
Here are some of the benefits of kickboxing for kids:
In kickboxing, kids learn basic self-defense techniques in a controlled environment. The intention isn’t to use these techniques unless absolutely necessary. But having these skills leads to further physical and mental benefits.
2. Full-Body Fitness
Kickboxing incorporates the use of your whole body and engages all of your muscles while staying in constant motion. All of this movement improves a child’s fitness and health while providing an outlet for any extra energy.
3. Improved Physical Skills
Kickboxing keeps you in constant motion leading to improvements in aerobic fitness and endurance. At the same time, kids improve athletic skills that help them move and respond quickly, change directions, and coordinate their movements. Kids also develop flexibility and balance through their training and practice.
4. Strong Mental Skills
Kickboxing is also a great activity for kids because it helps them develop mental skills like perseverance, commitment, courage, strategy, confidence, focus, and control. They also practice the process of working toward a goal through personal improvement and hard work.
While it’s true that kickboxing has a lot of physical health benefits, one of the best things about it is that it’s fun! Finding an activity like kickboxing that’s fun to participate in helps kids develop a positive attitude about being physically active. They’re more likely to continue this habit as they get older and become healthy adults. Kids are more likely to stick with activities that they enjoy, and participating in kickboxing will contribute to their overall health and well-being.
To learn more about the classes that we’re currently offering at Ascendant Martial Arts in Regina, contact us today.