Martial Arts training gives your child a whole lot of benefits. It gives them skills, confidence and often helps with their self-esteem. Did you know dynamic martial arts training can help your child do better in school?
At Karate Town USA we offer training that targets the student’s stage of development in a manner that adapts to their social and intellectual curiosity while at the same time building skills that set them up for success.
1. Rigorous academics require discipline
A good student is one who understands that life is not a free-for-all, where they can just do what they want when they want. In order to get good grades, they must complete their homework, turn it in on time, and study and prepare for tests. The trait necessary for achieving all these is discipline. Dynamic Martial Arts training helps to develop this discipline because it helps students learn structure, order and most importantly, how to have self-control.
2. Being prepared leads to success
Much of academic success hinges on being prepared and organized. Dynamic Martial Arts teaches students that they always need to be prepared. Kids who train in martial arts carry this trait over to their school work.
3. Good students have to be able to focus
With all the opportunities and channels of entertainment available to today’s kids it can get difficult to focus. But in order to cope with rigorous schoolwork, students must learn how to listen to the teachers and not get distracted by their surroundings. Martial Arts help your child to develop this very important character trait; focus and concentration. When in karate class, they learn to shut out distractions, whether they’re external (classmates playing around) or internal (negative thoughts and doubts).
4. Setting and achieving goals is critical to success
Success comes from achieving a series of smaller goals (moving through the color belt ranks) which ultimately culminates in the accomplishment of larger goals such as a black belt. In school, this could mean finishing a project on time or preparing by reading ahead of the class. In martial arts, it means passing an evaluation and earning a new belt. As a martial arts student, your child learns to enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishing goals and this will spur them to seek out opportunities to replicate in school and at home.
5. Physical activity builds cognitive functions
Researchers have discovered that physical activity levels have been positively linked to cognitive function during development in school-aged children. Besides the neurological connotations, giving kids an outlet to move their bodies can actually help them academically by improving their memory and increasing their attention span. Martial Arts is a very physical activity so can help build cognitive functions as well as serve as an outlet to help improve memory.
Martial Arts can be extremely useful for your children to boost their school grades if they are already A students. If they are having problems with school work, it can also help them by helping to develop necessary skills to become a very good student.
Martial Arts students learn to become good leaders as their training progresses by showing respect to their instructors, by learning to listen, and by being open to learning new things. This not only applies to leadership in the Martial Arts, but also in the schoolroom and in communities and social circles everywhere.