Many parents have brought their child to the martial arts dojahng in hopes to see their child push through being shy, be more willing to try new things, or to see their child push themselves to excel. Karate for Kids is a fun, exciting adventure for the mind, heart, and body and the perfect solution to every parent’s plight. There is more to every kick, punch, block, and stance than what initially meets the eye. Every day kids in karate are doing a far more important skill that can enhance their entire life. They are building confidence! (For an amazing school in the McDonough, GA area, please please free to check out: https://www.ata-bba.net/program/kids-martial-arts/)
Martial arts teaches children in confidence by first teaching the ‘I can’ mindset. Children face their reservations and fears in a safe supportive environment. The teaching philosophy in martial arts is ‘learning is teamwork’ and everyone pushes themselves to the next level. No one is left behind. Through the concept of personal victory, your future abilities compete with your abilities of the past. Every class teaches the concept of personal victory. Class is not about kids proving themselves to others, children prove to themselves that they can achieve great heights.
Through building confidence, martial arts teaches the importance of practice whether it be in martial arts or translates into homework at home, or participating in school more often. The martial art yells is the beginning of asserting confidence. To be able to have the presence in mind to defend oneself, they must first be able to speak up for themselves. There is no bettter confidence than self defense confidence. Children learn to read situations and when things become intense, they learn to match escalations and then to de-escalate situations.
Imagine a young child feeling confident at a restaurant to speak to the hostess and order their own dinner. Your child looking the adult in the eyes and speaking with a confident respectful tone. In martial arts a ‘shy’ child intiates speaking up and asking questions of their new school teacher or feels confident to introduce themselves and offers to shake hands to mom and dad’s new guest in your home. This is the reality of children doing martial arts.
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