Have you done everything you can to prepare your children for school this year? You’ve probably bought the items on the list of supplies, bought some new school clothes and taken them to the school’s open house to meet the teachers and find their ways. There is still one more thing you can do to help you children have a successful year, however. Enroll your children in a martial arts class.
Martial arts training is so much more than kicking, screaming and breaking boards. Training martial arts teaches emotional control, sportsmanship, focus and discipline. As we all know as parents, there are so many influences out there that go against these characteristics we need to do everything we can to teach them to our own children.
Class Structure. When you enroll your children into the right martial arts class, they will enter a disciplined class that will require them to respect their instructor, their fellow students and themselves. The respect demanded at martial arts training will teach your children to respect their teachers, classmates and even school property even when they are not in their martial arts class because it naturally carries over into other aspects of their lives such as school work, team sports and classroom behavior. Instructors at the right school will teach your children that all people, especially adults, deserve respect. You’ll probably even find your children’s teachers telling you that their classroom demeanor is improving as a result of martial arts training.
Focus. Training martial arts is not a mindless activity. To keep themselves safe from injuries, participants need to have complete concentration and focus at all times during training. This ability to concentrate will carry over to other parts of your children’s lives, even school. They will become more aware of their surroundings and will be less likely to “zone out” during the school day. They’ll have improved focus and concentration that will help them during school lessons, while doing homework and even when studying and taking exams.
Confidence. Another characteristic that all children need to succeed in school is confidence. Martial arts can help increase your children’s confidence by giving them the knowledge they need to defend themselves not only physically, but mentally as well. They will be strong enough to not become victims of bullying from schoolmates and will have the ability to stay calm in stressful and potentially harmful situations by teaching them how to handle stress without losing their temper or simply becoming flustered.
Stress Reduction. You know that life can be stressful and you probably already know that physical exercise is a great stress reliever. Your children, even in the younger primary grades, may also be experiencing daily stress. It’s no wonder with the rigors of school requiring them to do a many hours of homework each week. Giving them an outlet for physical activity, such as martial arts, can help them reduce their stress levels. While you might just encourage them to join different sports teams throughout the year, martial arts takes stress relief one step further by giving them a well-rounded type of relief. When they are training martial arts, your children will be concentrating on their training, not dwelling on their problems and the things they need to do. They won’t be worrying and stressing out about an upcoming test or about their friends. They will be focusing their mind on something productive (both mentally and physically) and will feel better all-around when they are done with their class.
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