4 Surprising Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids You May Not Know

4 Surprising Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids You May Not Know

It’s pretty hard to pick just 4 benefits of martial arts for kids- it’s been practiced for thousands of years. But for brevity’s sake, the best 4 benefits are- healthy stress management, discipline and perseverance, better grades, and bullyproof-ness. Pretty cool right? Read on to find out more.

1. Stress Less

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From juggling unprecedented issues like cyberbullying and social media pressures to making friends in a socially distanced world, kids nowadays are stressed way earlier than any kid should be.

Stress is a part of life, so it’s really best to teach your child early on about how to cope with and manage the stresses of day to day life- in a constructive way. There’s no doubt that kids martial arts is a major stress reliever for your little one!

One of the benefits of martial arts for kids is that it takes place in an environment where kids can not only find a physical outlet for all their energy and worries, but they can find a mental one, too.

Our instructors are ninja-like sneaky in how they teach important life skills that help your little one succeed outside of the dojo, including stress management.

Teaching martial arts to kids is their life passion, and they pass along their own sense of discipline and perseverance to your little one with every class they attend! Which leads us to…

2. Discipline and Perseverance

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Every child has their challenges. Every person, including your little one, is faced with tough decisions and mountains they need strength to overcome, and kids are no exception! Whether it’s a math test they’re studying for or an audition for a lead role they want to knock out of the park, over the course of their childhood, your little one will need discipline and perseverance to see it through!.

Martial arts for kids is so fun- trust us!- but it’s not always easy- and that’s intentional. There will be days when your child doesn’t want to come to class, just like there will be days when they won’t want to do their homework – they’ll say they just don’t “feel like” doing either of them.

But our world-class instructors teach them how to dig deep and find self-discipline in order to keep up their healthy habits. If a student is struggling to break a board, maybe they’re crying or feel like they can’t do it- we’re not giving up on them.

All of us, instructors and classmates included, are going to rally around that student and cheer them on. Because they CAN do it, and when they do, they’ll have a gigantic smile on their face – trust us!

3. Improved Grades

Improved Grades

This one always sounds good to parents! One of the BEST benefits of martial arts for kids is that it helps improve your child’s grades. How? Well, as we mentioned, they learn how to self-discipline, which helps them stick it out when doing their homework or during a long school day.

But perhaps one of the best benefits of martial arts for kids is that it helps them improve their BEHAVIOR. When our students learn how to control their bodies and listen to their instructors, we see those skills apply to the classroom.

Instead of losing their attention to the pencil sharpener, the teacher’s instructions, and whatever their deskmate is doing… They keep their attention on their teacher, and actually learn better than their peers.

Pretty cool, right? And that focus and self-discipline are key components of kids martial arts that they’ll carry with them well into adulthood.

4. Bullyproof

Kids Bullyproof

Of all the benefits of martial arts for kids, this one might be the most surprising. We’re really keen on building our students up to be BULLYPROOF, meaning they gain the confidence they need to stand up for themselves AND others in a non-violent way.

First, we build their confidence. As our young martial arts students see themselves improving on the mat – perfecting their punches and kicks, gaining better coordination, and learning new moves after lots of practice- they gain confidence they’ve never had before in being able to accomplish so much!

We also have our students promise to never misuse what they learn outside of class – instead of their fists, they learn that their VOICE is their weapon.

We teach them how to speak confidently and with eye contact to our instructors, their peers, and the classroom bully, to stand up for themselves AND others. It’s incredible, and we’re very proud of our Bullyproof kids!

Conclusion

So – did these benefits surprise you? We’re not surprised at all! We’ve seen it year after year- kids walk in the door with behavioral issues, low self-esteem, or difficulty focusing, and they walk out the door with improvement in all these areas and a HUGE smile on their face.

Best part of the job! Hopefully now you know that the benefits of martial arts for kids go far beyond just self defense- martial arts is a life-changing tool that promotes success far beyond the dojo! Check out our life-changing, transformative Kids Martial Arts classes right here at our school!

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