Starting school can be quite the experience for any child. It is a place where they will not only learn academically but one where a child must learn to socialize and function a bit more independently in the world. However, unfortunately, there can be a lot of negative experiences that some children may end up going through at school. Whatever experiences they may have, getting your child to participate in martial arts classes will really benefit them. Martial arts will give them the tools they need to power through their school experience. The benefits associated with taking martial arts classes are essential for making school that little bit more bearable!
Helps them learn and achieve better in school.
Achieving good marks is reflective of a child’s learning. But it is also showing their discipline and responsibility traits. Through martial arts, students not only practice stretching and physical routines, but they also learn to become disciplined with practice and keep up hygiene with their cleanliness and respect of their uniforms. Children learn how to be punctual and gain the ability to focus their daily thoughts on whatever task is to hand. Learning and putting these traits to use in martial arts follows into their lives at school.
Confidence & standing up to bullies.
Bullying is also something that unfortunately many children will either witness or become victim to in their lifetime. Participating in martial arts can give children the strength and confidence required to stand up to these negative individuals that they may encounter. Not only will they learn about self-defence, but they will also gain feelings of assertiveness and become courageous. Possessing self-confidence is how a child will be able to stand up for him/herself in any threatening situation. Through martial arts, they will learn that not all conflicts have to become physical and they will build the mature mindset to tackle any conflict with assurance and pride.
Making friends and retaining friendships can be the big difference between a positive and negative experience of school life. Generally, children will latch onto people who share common interests with them, and it can be quite upsetting when friendships fizzle out. However, for children who regularly practice martial arts, they have a different capacity to make and keep friendships. Of course they will make friends in the martial arts classes themselves, but children are then also able to easily socialise with other students at school. Children will have a lot of the same discipline and traits they learn from martial arts in their everyday lives. For example, they may be first to initiate a conversation with quiet students because they feel confident in themselves to do so.
Being a part of something special, like martial arts can have a great impact on children. Especially when it comes to school, children can gain invaluable skills and behaviors that will allow them to have more successful social experiences. Although school is meant to teach them about a variety of things, having martial arts as a supplement can significantly change and improve the way they approach schooling and their overall experiences.
Self defence, Combat Sports, and Fitness classes for Kids and Adults in Telford and Shrewsbury.