Why Your Kids Should Learn Self-Defense

September 18th, 2017


Self defense or martial arts classes can be for everyone. Here are some reasons why children should be enrolled in such classes from young.

Builds confidence

Individuals who want to enroll in self-defense classes usually start out being unsure of their ability to protect themselves. Martial arts teaches kids the techniques to defend themselves and equip them with the ability to anticipate and avoid potential dangers. This in turn builds confidence by showing children the proper ways to react if they were to find themselves in a situation in which they are being threatened. Furthermore, training also helps quicken one’s reflexes, which would be beneficial in dangerous situations.

Fosters teamwork and camaraderie

In self-defense training, each individual is involved all of the time. Every child regardless of their physical ability gets to be involved in equal measure.

The children will learn that they progress far faster if they work together in drills. They will encourage their training partners in gradings, and because there is no competitive element, the children will not become stressed about ‘winning’. This is in contrast to many other team sports, where the more skilled players usually dominate the game.

Learn discipline

Self-defense classes will help your kid develop self-discipline. In order to make any progress in such classes, your child needs to be dedicated to the intense practice aspect. Attending class and showing up on a regular basis is just the beginning. Like with any other sport, you can’t get better if you don’t practice. By executing a single movement or series of related movements, hundreds of times, your child will learn that the small improvements in technique, stamina, flexibility or power will go a long way. Enrolling in such an activity will also help them to set goals. This will develop in them a drive, which will be beneficial in all aspects of everyday life.

Keeps them healthy

There’s no better place a child can get all the physical benefits of exercise while learning life lessons which they can take with them for the rest of their lives, and use to help them make the right decisions and handle challenging situations.

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