Martial Arts is great for kids year round!
Northern Michigan parents are always looking for something for their kids to get involved in. Schools offer a variety of extra-curricular activities such as the usual sports and other locations may offer other options for children. However, none of these can compare to martial arts when it comes to providing benefits for children regardless of the time of year.
Locals of Northern Michigan know that the weather can be volatile; the area can go from 60 degrees and sunny to 20 degrees and snowing overnight. Because of this, many sports that are outside have short seasons in either the fall or spring. Some may even go through the summer before stopping again when school begins. Martial arts has no season for training; classes are held year round through any weather and students are constantly bettering themselves. When other sports stop for a season, martial artists stay in their routine.
Perhaps one of the larger benefits of martial arts going on throughout the year is that it keeps children in a routine. During school time they're attending martial arts classes. During winter break they're attending martial arts classes. During spring break they're attending martial arts classes. And when school ends and summer break begins they are still attending their martial arts classes. Instructors stress listening to teachers and parents during regular classes thus helping students stay in the groove of being a part of something and being a good student. This helps eliminate the negative attitude that comes around when school starts up again in the fall because martial artists are used to attending classes all year.
It's just that simple; martial arts is a great option for parents looking for an activity that is always ongoing while always being helpful. Martial arts doesn't stop for seasons; it's always there. And those who train in it are always improving.