Nov 30, 2010

Can Martial Arts Training Give Benefit to Your Children?

Martial arts training have been proved to create self-control and discipline as well as build a respect for authority figures and develop children's generally self-image and health.

Enhance Concentration, Self-control, and Discipline
Most martial arts programs value the traits of concentration, self-control and discipline. Intense concentration is often required to make sure safety and to learn the steps of a new technique. This can be especially challenging for children who have ADD or ADHD.

Giving the child or teen an activity to focus on with predictable, repeatable steps where he/she can be successful is the key to build increased concentration.

Furthermore, once the child or teen comprehends that the course is strictly controlled in order to encourage safety and respect, the child will also learn to better control his/her speech and actions so as not to speak out at wrong times or disturb the other students in the class.

Increase Motivation and Academic SuccessBecause martial arts are proposed to build character, effort and achievements are often rewarded. This can motivate some students to work harder in school. And, for those who are already successful, it offers well-deserved acknowledgment of their accomplishment. (

Two weeks ago, I saw these children training Taekwondo in Sempur field. My entry for Ruby Tuesday.

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