Why Children Should Take Martial Arts
In today’s society, parents feel it is their duty to give their children the very best opportunities life has to offer. An excellent example is striving to give a child the opportunity to socialize and exercise more; perhaps even learn skills to help manage the rough teen years? With the vast array of choices offered, how does martial arts compete? Martial arts offer things you may not find in other sports. Time, less stress, ability and academics make martial arts a great deal.
Martial arts has no season; it is a year round sport for all ages. The exercising, testing and learning is year round, and has fixed days and times so you’re not trying to rearrange your schedule to accommodate a last minute rained-out practice. This means your child will benefit from exercise, and form relationships with the same people year round.
You don’t have to be athletic to participate in martial arts. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, gender, size and ability. Because you compete against yourself and at your own pace, your initial ability makes no matter. Unlike dropping the ball in practice, no one is going to make fun of you or get angry if you miss a step of your form. In fact, this is a sport the whole family can participate in together. I haven’t seen too many thirty-somethings invited on the little league field.
Stress free versus stressful. In martial arts, each person proceeds at his or her own pace, learning to master each skill instead of beating the other team. Martial arts teaches direction, confidence, discipline, respect and control. There are no bench warmers, because everyone is working on a skill or helping someone with their skill. Since class members are not competing, they are able to encourage each other to do their best. Everyone can be a winner, because there are no time limits or restrictions on how many students can be promoted.
Martial arts promotes academic learning. The focus and concentration skills required for martial arts are the same skills kids need to learn new skills in school. Because martial arts depends more on brains than brawn, King Tiger Martial Arts requires our school age students to show passing report cards to continue training.
The next time friends complain about their children not having anything to do, tell them about the advantages martial arts offers. And don’t forget, if they or their children sign up for one of our regular programs you get a $50.00 gift card to use on whatever you like. Everybody wins!
So, how about it? Are you ready to start having fun and getting fit? We can help! Give us a call now at 757-410-4999 to get started today! Join the fun at King Tiger Martial Arts where you’ll experience expert training in a fun, positive and supportive environment suitable for everyone in your family. Or simply fill out the box to your right and take advantage of our FREE 30 Day Trial Membership!
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