Martial Arts and Children’s Behavior
Activities like Martial Arts are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that’s a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach a variety of skills like self-discipline, socialization, self-respect, self-control, self-defense, self esteem, focus, confidence, and courtesy.. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.
A typical class is about 45 minutes long. It begins and ends with a bow to the teacher, or master. After a warm-up, students practice the martial art’s skills, which may include kicks, punches and blocks. Each requires concentration and strict attention when practicing.
Progress is marked by the belt system, which takes you from beginner white belt through a variety of colors until you reach black belt. Opportunities to test for the next level generally come every two months. This gives kids a wonderful opportunity to set and achieve goals!
Experts say that it’s the respect kids learn, whether from bowing or standing still and waiting for the next command, that can be the most important benefit. Kids who have respect for themselves and for others make better decisions and experience more success.
These benefits often carry over into school, helping to improve behavior and even grades, according to recent research.
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Founded in 2017 by Master James Lockett, a 5th degree Black Belt and Master Instructor, United States Taekwondo offers Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up that are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.
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