Martial arts and school; a perfect pairing for any child
Summer is coming to an end and the beginning of the school year is right around the corner. Many parents will be looking at extracurricular activities for their sons and daughters to partake in. The more obvious choices used to be soccer, teeball, and other sports. However, martial arts has seen a rise in popularity among students for an extracurricular activity. This is no doubt due to the amount of benefits that martial arts provides to those who train.
Like many activities parents enroll their children in, martial arts is one that will keep them moving. Kicking, punching, running, jumping, and exercise like push-ups and sit-ups and more. Whether age 3 or age 13, the instructors will make sure students are active. Every class will burn excess energy of an energetic child while also making them stronger. They are also learning a valuable skill; how to defend themselves. Simple, practical, and effective self defense techniques are taught to all age groups in the event they ever have to defend against a would be attacker.
Of course, martial arts is incredibly beneficial for children because of the mental aspect. Martial arts is a perfect activity to integrate into any routine as it stresses discipline and practice. Students repeat a technique or form in order to learn and improve it and this mentality is applied to studies. Instructors often draw the parallels of kicking and punching to studying. Students also gain confidence, which is incredibly beneficial in any grade of learning environment. Children will train and test on their martial arts techniques in many classes. Masters will nurture skills that they see students excelling in and transfer that energy to studies and other parts of life; if you can practice and be good at a strike then surely you can do the same for schooling.
Martial arts is the complete package when it comes to an extracurricular activity; physically involving. teaches self defense, enforces discipline and self-discipline, and builds confidence. Not only are these things all great during the school year but martial arts classes run throughout the summer so there is never any downtime in a child's growth. During the summer students can continue training and head back to school without having lost the routine of learning.
If you have a child that you're interested in getting involved in martial arts feel free to contact Seung-Ni Martial Arts Academy at (231) 932-4300 and start their martial arts journey today!