The benefits of children training in a martial art are proven. It will increase their focus, their activity level and their stillness. As Bruce Lee pointed out, behind the punches, kicks, and knees, a true martial artist learns to sit with himself and see where his weaknesses are. In the martial arts, your child will learn what it is to take a hit, whether that hit is a literal blow or a disappointment like failing a test. Part of life is learning that we all take hits. The key is in learning how best to take that hit and get back up. They’ll learn self-confidence and respect.
We understand how hard it is to raise children these days. The worries parents can have for their kids are both serious and startling – being bullied by other kids at school, peer pressure to try drugs and alcohol, sexual predators and the adult images in both the popular media and online. Children today have to deal with challenges that are overwhelming. Sadly, it is nearly impossible to shield your children from these ever-present negative influences. But, there is something you can do to help them deal with the many challenges they face.