Now more than ever, parents are finding that the Best martial arts for kids have an incredible effect on their kids, helping them achieve better grades and become more confident people. That’s because martial arts for kids is about a lot more than just punches and kicks. It’s about helping kids become the best versions of themselves they can be! Read on to find out more about this fantastic sport and after-school activity.
Discipline and Success in Best Martial Arts for Kids
We often forget that every successful person we see was once a child themselves, and somewhere along the way, they turned their talents into lasting success mostly through perseverance. That’s why we teach perseverance and discipline in every single class, every single week. These skills are the foundation of leadership.
Being able to persevere through the rough stuff in life and possess the self-discipline to do what is right, even when it’s hard, makes a good person great. These skills make people kind, compassionate, and respectful to others, and they create better community members and industry leaders. Can you see why it’s so important to establish discipline and perseverance early on? Especially if you want your child to become the most successful versions of themselves, however, they define it- you have to lay that foundation as soon as possible.
Self-discipline and perseverance are critical for maintaining good grades. That’s why we’ve seen countless students enter their first martial arts class with low grades and behaviour problems and then turn it around super quick with better behaviour and higher grades than ever as classes progress. We help them become “indestructible,” listen attentively to their teachers, instructors, parents, and peers, and learn how to inspire themselves to do their school work without an adult’s influence. Kind of awesome!
Martial Arts Teach Kids Confidence
So we’ve got this amazing kid who’s gotten great grades and behaves like an angel that’s great for us as adults, and it is great for the kids too. But you may wonder, how do martial arts benefit the students right now? What are the short-term benefits to complement the life-long habits of success we’re building? Well, the coolest thing about martial arts is that the punches and kicks, though helpful for sure, are kind of a disguise for something deeper. Martial arts aren’t just a self-defence curriculum. It’s a tool we use to teach confidence from the inside out, a skill that will help kids right off the bat. Martial arts can be challenging for kids, especially because they’re just starting to learn hand-eye coordination and focus. When they’re trying and trying to get a certain move right and continue to persevere because they know they can do it, that’s confidence. When they’re persevering because they think they’re dumb, a failure, or that they’re not going to make someone proud, that’s not confidence. You have to pair both the discipline and the inside-and-out confidence to have your child become the best they can be.
So in those moments when your child is struggling, our instructors come in and teach them how to positively talk to themselves. Instead of “I can’t, I’m dumb, I’ll never get it so what’s the point,” we teach our students to say “I can and I will, I’m trying my best, and I will keep going until I achieve my goal.” And what’s so cool about this is that this positive self-talk starts to have an actual impact. The instructors get through to them, and the kids become more confident. They see that they are able to do anything they put their mind to (with the right attitude), and they make themselves PROUD every week in a class by doing more and more cool things. It’s amazing to see the transformations that occur in kids who start as shy and unconfident and end up letting their real personalities shine through! One more thing on this. Confidence is huge for helping kids become what we call bully-proof. If there are bullies at school (and in your child’s head), they don’t stand a chance against a confident child. Confident child isn’t afraid to stand up for themselves and others who are being picked on. How amazing would it be if all kids were like this! This is why we strongly believe all children should take martial arts classes. The benefits are so amazing.
Martial Arts Can Be For Everyone
We’ve established how martial arts fosters life-changing success skills in kids, and we’ll touch on two other practical benefits. First, another cool thing about martial arts is that it’s a great place for kids who are in other sports, as they’ll learn those life skills that make them better athletes overall… But it can also serve as a real home for kids who are not so athletic and may feel left out because of it. Because martial arts is an individual sport in a group setting, kids who may be shy about being “not so athletic” don’t have to worry about “letting their team down” or being picked on. All they focus on is their growth and improvement (while they cheer on their peers of course!). And because it’s an individual sport, our students build a better relationship with setting and getting the goals they put their mind to and recognizing their achievements. It’s perfect for boosting that confidence in not-so-sporty kids and allowing them to be proud of themselves in a new way. Now that you understand how martial arts classes build life-long success habits
Don’t forget that martial art is a form of self-defence. Self-defence is, in our opinion, absolutely essential for everyone to have in their back pocket, no matter their age, gender, or ability. It’s one of those things you don’t want to have to use, but will definitely wish you learned if you need it. Though we teach nonviolent forms of conflict resolution and show students that physical self-defence should only be used as a last resort, if a bully gets violent or an emergency happens, it’s important for your child to know how to protect themselves.
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Now you know why more kids than ever are taking martial arts classes! Martial art is an amazing tool we use to teach kids the life-changing skills of discipline, perseverance, and confidence. Plus, it’s a great sport for any child to be proud of their accomplishments and become positive leaders in their community! Get started today with our risk-free trial. Your child will love it!