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4 Sneaky Benefits of Martial Arts Class You May not Know About

4 Sneaky Benefits of Kids Martial Arts Class You May Not Know

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There are dozens of benefits of martial arts for kids- that’s why it’s been practiced for thousands of years. But off the top of our head, the best 4 benefits are- healthy stress management, discipline and perseverance, better grades, and bullyproof-ness. We know, those are some awesome results! Check them out below…

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 more stressed out than ever. 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 positive way.

There’s no doubt that kids karate class is a major stress reliever for your little one! One of the benefits of martial arts for kids is that they can exert their physical and mental energy in a safe environment. Our instructors are quite sneaky (like a ninja! ;)) in how they teach important life skills that help your little one succeed outside of the dojo, including stress management.

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

2. Discipline and Perseverance

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Every child has 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, your little one will be tested in many ways over the course of their childhood that they’ll need discipline and perseverance to complete.

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 go swimming class – they’ll say they just don’t “feel like” doing either of them. But our world-class instructors teach them how to stay strong and do the right thing in order to achieve their goals.

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 feel absolutely amazing – trust us!

3. Improved Grades

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This one is music to parents’ ears! One of the greatest benefits of martial arts for kids is that it helps improve your child’s grades. How? Well, as we mentioned, they learn how to stick with their goals, 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 carry over to the classroom. Instead of losing their attention to the pencil sharpener, the teacher’s instructions, and whatever their deskmate is doing…

They can focus intently on their teacher and the instructions, and actually learn better than their peers. We see these improvements time and time again, year after year, and it always makes us proud. And that focus and self-discipline are key components of kids karate class that they’ll carry with them forever.

4. Bullyproof

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Of all the benefits of martial arts for kids, this one might be the most helpful. We’re really keen on building our students up to be bullyproofed, meaning they learn how to stand up for themselves and others in a non-violent way. First, we focus on their confidence.

As our young martial arts students see themselves improve week after week – perfecting their punches and kicks, gaining better coordination, and learning new moves after lots of practice- they become more and more confident in their abilities and themselves.

We also teach our students not to use their martial arts outside of the dojo – instead of their fists, they learn that their voice is their weapon. We teach them how to articulate themselves and assert themselves 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? They’re no surprise to us. We see it all the time 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 faces. Hands down, it’s our favorite part of our jobs! Hopefully, now you can understand that the benefits of martial arts for kids go far beyond just self-defense- martial arts is a way of life that promotes success far beyond the mat! Check out our life-changing, transformative Kids Karate class right here at our school!

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