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How Can Martial Arts Classes Improve My Child's Self-Esteem?

Seeing one of their children suffer through the perils of bullying is one of the most difficult things that a parent can endure. Bullies usually target shy, quiet, and timid kids who lack the confidence to stand up for themselves. Whether your child is being bullied, or you’re noticing signs of extreme shyness and withdrawal, then martial arts classes are a great opportunity to give him or her the skills and experience to build a healthy level of confidence and self-esteem.

Some parents misunderstand the purpose behind using Martial Arts as a self-esteem and self-confidence booster. At NY Martial Arts Academy, our expert staff is skilled in helping even the most shy and timid children come out of their shells.  We do not advocate using Martial Arts as a way to “get even” with bullies and do not teach our participants to be aggressors.  Rather, we equip them with the knowledge, skills, and self-discipline to protect themselves if needed, but the real benefit to the child is their increase in self-esteem and self-confidence.

We have found that some children experience a real growth in confidence and self-esteem simply by being a part of something.  Because children do not need to have extraordinary amounts of athleticism in order to be successful, even the most uncoordinated child can experience great success with Martial Arts.

When your child is enrolled in Martial Arts, he or she will be with their peers in a safe, nurturing environment.  Our staff is not only comprised of experts in various disciplines of Martial Arts, but they are also skilled in working with children and set high expectations for student conduct in the courses centered on respect for each other.

If your child is withdrawn and showing the signs of poor self-esteem, then now is a great time to explore martial arts classes.  At New York Martial Arts Academy, we can give your child the tools to become more self-confident and provide opportunities for social interaction that will increase self-esteem and build social skills. Give your child an opportunity to become a leader, and contact us today!