Encourage children to try something new that helps improve their fitness and focus at school. From Karate to Taekwondo, there’s a martial arts style to suit everyone.
Sporty kids tend to have discipline and motivation, not to mention a will to succeed. If you’re looking for an after school activity for your child that is fun and educational then why not try martial arts?
Knowing which activity to choose for your child can be a challenge. Of course, the most important thing is that your child has fun but it’s also useful to know which activities can help them develop both physically and mentally. That’s where children’s martial arts comes in.
Martial arts is fun
Children get to learn new moves, exercises and play games. After all, what’s more fun for a child than learning how to do a spinning kick or jump like their favourite superhero or character?
Kids also get to share their experience with others in a group, forming new friendships and bonds. Great for developing social skills.
They’ll also get to run around and burn off all that extra energy!
For parents whose children do martial arts classes, the benefits can be wide ranging, from helping kids learn how to focus to learning the importance of self discipline and respect for others (principles that martial arts is built on). This all has the potential to help children develop not only from a young age but as they get older and later on in adult life. Children who may struggle for confidence can benefit, too. Martial arts uses a grading or belt system that rewards students for learning moves. This also teaches them the importance of goal setting and how to achieve them.
And kids love it because...
"You learn the coolest stuff while having a fun time," Gabriel, nine.
"I meet new friends," Barney 11.
"I like winning black belt of the week," Sam, six.
"It’s great to learn new moves," Michael, 13.
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