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5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Practice Martial Arts

In the age of technology, more and more kids seem to have a cell phone or tablet glued to their hands throughout the day. And while this has been a big help to parents, most believe it's still better for kids to get outside and be active. If you're a parent looking for a new way for your kids to be active, consider martial arts classes. Not only will it supply your kids with great physical activity, but important life lessons as well.  

Here are five reasons why your child should practice martial arts:

  1. More Active
    • Martial arts is a great way to get your child off of the couch. With PE classes around the country are starting to be cut and obesity issues are rising, getting your child to be active and get the blood flowing with martial arts can do wonders for their health and mindset.
  2. Find Focus
    • While some may think their kids are only plugged into their computers, martial arts will teach children to be still, challenged, and focused. This should help in both school and everyday life.
  3. Self Confidence and Respect
    • Behavior in children develops at a young age, and it's an important to ensure their self-image is strong from the start. That is where martial arts can help more than most activities. The ability to defend themselves mixed with the unflinching respect that has to be shown to the instructor will increase your child's self-worth.
  4. Conflict Resolution
    • Some think of martial arts as learning how to fight others. However, martial arts is all about self-control and conflict resolution. Instructors commonly teach their students that bad-word exchange should not be the grounds for fighting; that self-control can help throughout life, especially during school.
  5. Rebound
    • Life inevitably has it's ups and downs. But it's the people who know how to get back up and keep fighting that succeed; martial arts emphasizes this belief both mentally and physically.

Martial arts provides plenty of benefits to children. If you're interested in signing your kid up for martial arts, contact New York Martial Arts Academy. We are the leading martial arts instructors in the Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Brookville, and surrounding areas, so call us today!