Skip to Main Content

How Can Martial Arts Classes Improve My Child's Social Skills?

 

Kicking, punching, and hitting are probably the first few things that pop into your mind when you hear about karate and other martial arts. You may think it teaches violence, so why would you ever want to sign up your own children for a martial arts class? In reality, these classes actually benefit children in many ways. For instance, children learn self-discipline, their self-esteem and social skills increase, and they develop teamwork skills. Children will carry these lessons with them through school and the rest of their lives. If you have a very shy and quiet child who has difficulty communicating with others, or one who talks too much and responds inappropriately during conversations, kids martial arts classes may be the perfect way to help them.

It's important for kids to develop social skills that will help them grow and succeed in life, and martial arts classes can improve these skills. So, you should not be worried that your children might not benefit from martial arts because they have a specific social problem. These classes teach children to effectively communicate with their instructor and other children, while also learning self-discipline and respect.

Many children find it hard to make friends at school, and martial arts classes can help them gain the confidence they need to form healthy relationships with their peers. Since the classes are small and intimate, children can feel more comfortable speaking to one another here than they might when trying to engage others on a large playground. They will also learn how to work with others and form partnerships, as many martial arts classes require pairing up to complete different moves.

Kids who are very hyper and cannot control themselves in social situations will also be able to improve their social skills through martial arts training. Since they must concentrate on the martial arts moves, they also learn to respect their instructors. They have to listen to each command in order to perform well, so children will learn how to control themselves during this and other classes. 

If your child needs to develop or strengthen their social skills, a martial arts class at NY Martial Arts Academy is just what he or she needs. We’ve had tremendous success with both shy and hyperactive children, and we know that we can help your child as well. Stop by one of our locations or contact us today!

4 main things to focus on

Being successful in martial arts in more about your mindset than physical ability or talent. A true martial artist is always working to: 1. Eliminate self-defeating thinking and elevate your expectations. The questions you ask yourself will...

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....

Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults

The ancient world of martial arts have been admired by people like you around the world for centuries. People have gained a lot from these exercise classes; many adults like you have spent hours watching their children practicing a move...

A Brief History of Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do is a popular form of martial art that emphasizes philosophy and practical fighting skill over rigid movements and patterns. Though Jeet Kune Do styles vary from trainer to trainer, all share the common purpose of readying the...

What Types of Moves Are Used in an MMA Class?

  Mixed martial arts classes have been taking America by storm, and for good reason. While many who participate in MMA training have dreams of becoming the next Ronda Rousey or Chuck Liddell, many others are drawn to the sport for the health...

How Can a Karate Class Benefit Children With ADHD?

  Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have difficult times in school due to their hyperactive nature and inability to focus on a task for a long period of time. Socialization can often be problematic for these...

What Should I Expect to Learn in a Jeet Kune Do Class?

Jeet Kune Do was made popular by the martial artist, Bruce Lee. This form of martial arts training incorporates principles from boxing and fencing and borrows elements from Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and kickboxing. If you are considering...

How Can a Kids Karate Class Prevent Childhood Obesity

Americans are getting more and more overweight, and our children are certainly not immune to this epidemic. Some blame sodas and fatty foods, while others feel that inactivity is the primary culprit. Regardless of the cause of childhood obesity,...

What Can Parents Expect from a Kids Karate Class?

  Karate is a popular activity for children of all ages, and while many kids think of it as a fun way to get physically active and meet new friends, parents tend to think more practically and wonder exactly what their children will learn in...

Can Martial Arts Classes Improve My Child's Focus?

  If you’re the parent of a child who has been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, or just seems to have problems focusing at home or at school, you may often find yourself frustrated at the prospect of helping your child learn to channel his or...

How Can Martial Arts Classes Build Confidence?

  It stands to reason that martial arts classes can increase self-confidence, but it might surprise some to learn that the factors that increase self-confidence do not come from the martial art itself.  Rather, aspects of all martial...
Page: 1234567 - All