It’s that time of year when kids are heading back to school. If you’re thinking about signing up your child for an after school activity, martial arts is a great choice.
Here are a few reasons to head back to school this year with martial arts classes:
After spending most of a school day sitting at a desk, an after school activity that gets kids moving is a great choice. Martial arts is a physical activity that improves many aspects of fitness, including endurance, strength, flexibility, coordination, and agility. Kids probably won’t even realize that they’re exercising. Plus, kids who are active early in life are more likely to hang on to this habit and become active, healthy adults.
2. Improve Focus
Martial arts is training for both body and mind. One of the mental skills that kids develop through martial arts is focus. Kids who participate in martial arts spend each class focused on the direction given by their instructor. Staying focused on martial arts improves a child’s ability to pay attention, listen carefully, and respond appropriately. This skill translates into other areas of life, including the classroom. Improved focus can help kids become better students and develop good study habits.
3. Develop Self-Discipline
Developing self-discipline is not an easy task for anyone. But the ability to stay in control of yourself and your actions is a valuable skill to learn. By practicing this skill through martial arts, kids can take what they’ve learned on the mats to other areas of their lives. Learning martial arts takes time and patience; a student must be disciplined to stick with the process and put in the work to learn and improve. But in the end, that effort will pay off.
At Karate Fit USA in Lawrence, we’re here to help kids build a foundation so they can use what they learn through martial arts in all areas of their lives. Contact us today to learn more about how to get started.