Martial arts isn’t just about kicking and punching, in fact it uses kicks and punches as a vehicle to teach a broader life-lessons such as self-discipline and conflict resolution. The most effective self-defense move any martial arts instructor can teach is KINDNESS.
So here are some of the amazing benefits of martial arts – besides the kicks, punches and ninja-flips.
A Mega-Phone For Mom & Dad
Parents already talk about listening, focus, and respect at home. On the martial arts mat, we echo those sentiments and issue challenges to the students. In fact, parents must sign approval forms before a child is able to test for their next rank that they are upholding those standards not just on the mat, but at home as well.
Every belt comes with miniature goals your child must achieve. From their jab-cross to learning and perfecting a form. As they reach and accomplish these milestones, it builds self-confidence. As they start seeing their stripes on their build add up, it showcases to everyone what they’ve accomplished and how much closer they are growing to becoming a black belt.
The first move a child learns is a bow, which is a sign of respect. Children are immediately given expectations that they must respect everyone. Both on the mat and at home. Throughout their martial arts journey, children are constantly reminded to respect one another. Their parents, friends, fellow students and even those whom they don’t get along with.
LIMIT SCREEN TIME.
Yup – who’d a thought this would ever be an issue?! Well, when children are active in other sports and activities
FOCUS & CONCENTRATION
BECOMING A BLACK BELT