5 Skills Martial Arts Teaches Children
Sure, TV shows and movies have painted martial arts to be this kind of death-defying art mastered by villains, heroes, and some of the most daring people in the world. If practiced for an entire lifetime, the potential of martial arts is enormous. But, the practical side effects of taking part in a martial arts program are much less stated – instead, this kind of kid’s program can change your child’s life for the better.
As a safe, disciplined, and multi-faceted mental and physical activity, martial arts can completely transform any child or teen.
- Respect: The entire practice of martial arts is based on respect. Children are taught to respect the masters who came before them, as well as their peers and their individual bodies as they explore the different martial arts exercises. Since all quality martial arts programs focus on consistency, our instructors ensure a base-level of respect every single step of the way.
- Personal Leadership: Although some people were born to be leaders, every single person out there can possess a certain extent of leadership in themselves. Leadership is a value, a personal quality, and skill that can be obtained. With martial arts, students are encouraged to help lower-level students reach their goals. Along the way, older students learn leadership skills and collaborative qualities that they will use the rest of their lives.
- Courage & Bravery: The very Korean name for martial arts denotes that the entire practice is one of courage and bravery. The act of martial arts is channeling one’s fear to conquer the challenge ahead of them with calculated skill. Through each level advancement, students will gain even more courage to continue progressing and achieving milestones. Once they overcome that first obstacle, they’ll realize they are brave enough to conquer everything life throws their way.
- Self-Confidence: It’s no secret that kids are lacking in confidence today more than ever. With the rise of technology, cyber-bullying, and a lack of play, kids don’t feel a confidence in their everyday activities. With something like martial arts, each time a
student advances, they will feel a personal confidence that they can achieve and attain any goal ahead of them. This kind of confidence will help them perform better in school, stand up to bullies, and make friends outside of martial arts.
- Focus: Children are by nature, unfocused. They are still developing, both mentally and physically, which is why they can be easily distracted. However, there is no harm in teaching the skill of focus to children. By placing more emphasis on focused physical and mental activities in the martial arts program, kids will learn that they can achieve anything they want if they put their undivided attention to it.
Mastery Martial Arts
We provide more than an after-school program for your kids – we provide a solace where they can develop discipline, leadership, focus, self-confidence, courage, respect, and bravery. What’s more valuable than that?