Chances are, when you think of martial arts, you think of the popular spectator sport that can be found on just about every sports channel these days. Although this is certainly one form of martial arts that is used nowadays, today we’re going to talk about youth or “kid’s” martial arts. Unlike the violent and often times, gory martial arts that you see on T.V., kids martial arts programs are designed to provide your child with the skills and physical conditioning of fighting, without the injuries.
As a child is growing and learning, it’s very important to provide them with activities and programs that teach them values, allow them to express themselves, and allows them to stay physically active and healthy. In this blog, we’re going to talk about several of the major benefits of enrolling your child in a martial arts program.
Fitness and Health
Your doctor has most likely told you more than once to get 45 minutes of exercise a day. Although this applies to everyone, it’s even more important for a growing child who needs the exercise to grow and stay happy. Often times, if kids don’t find a sport or activity that they like at an early age, they’ll be less inclined to stay physically active as they grow older. Now is the perfect time to show your kids the importance of exercise and finding a sport that clicks with them. While in a martial arts program your children will experience increased strength, agility, and balance, while also maintaining a healthy body weight.
Discipline is one of the most important values a child can learn. It has an impact on everything we do in our lives from the things we accomplish to the way we express ourselves and how we’re seen by others. At Brooklyn Martial Arts, our martial arts training help students hone in on their ability to discipline themselves, not only physically, but mentally as well. Students will learn how to control their thoughts and urges while involved in an intense training course designed to create real results and introduce skills that can be used for the rest of their lives.
Confidence is another value that is important for a child’s growth and development. In order to reach significant milestones in their lives, a child needs to have faith in their own abilities and concentrate on what they’re trying to accomplish, rather than the abilities of those around them. Whether it’s learning new moves or increasing strength or balance, our instructors are trained to keep your child focused on the task ahead.
Sportsmanship and Teamwork
Although confidence and self-discipline are crucial for success—so is teamwork. It’s great to acknowledge and work towards our own accomplishments in life, but without reflecting those outwards and allowing others to learn and benefit from our success, very little progress is made. At Brooklyn Martial Arts, your child will be working with an instructor and other students who will also be taught the same values of sportsmanship and teamwork, meaning your child will be able to learn and grow in a friendly group environment, allowing our students to bounce ideas off each other as they progress to higher levels of martial arts training.
Contact Us Today
Are you ready to sign your kid up for a martial arts training program? Brooklyn Martial Arts has the most comprehensive, step-by-step martial arts instruction in the area. If you’d like to learn more about our summer camps, birthday party options, or after-school services, contact us today to get started. Stay tuned to our blog for more helpful information.