4 Reasons why Marital arts is better than Team Sports!
School-sanctioned team sports can go awry quickly for children today. Yes, it’s good to fit socialization in their schedule, and yes, it’s good to teach them about supporting a team, but in many cases, at what cost? Martial arts teaches respect, discipline, and class socialization as well, except this time, it’s in a controlled setting with professional instructors that will help your child to reach their full potential through consistent and congruent mentoring.
If you’re tired of the public school sports system or the lack of organization in everyday sports programs, here are 4 reasons why martial arts is better for kids than their current sports situation:
School sporting clubs aren’t concerned with your kid’s Self Confidence; these teams are concerned with winning. That means that benching your kid for an entire season is an option, with no regard for their well-being. Kids feel embarrassed and ashamed as they are ridiculed by team member and spectators.
With martial arts, children are treated as solo entities and provided with the necessary support to advance at their selected style of martial arts. With each passing level, they will receive a big confidence boost that they can take with them into everything they do.
Although we don’t always want to think about the world today, there’s no doubt it’s a dangerous one. Therefore, teaching self-defense to your child is not a bad idea by any means. Martial arts will teach them techniques they can use to defend themselves verbally and physically if need be, while also training their mental discipline with awareness and respect they can use to constantly survey surroundings. Plus, martial arts training builds up reflexes and response times that are needed to get away.
If you find that your kid is still unruly despite placing them on a soccer team, then it’s time to consider the natural discipline that is part of martial arts. Without going too far into the history of the practice, martial arts is just as much a mental sport as it is a physical sport. The entire structure will teach your child respect for the masters that come before them, as well as patience. They will be able to take this discipline into the classroom and the working environment, and realize a new level of respect for those around them.
Every kid wants to be recognized at the end of the day. With each belt advancement, there is a recognition ceremony that highlights the work they have done to advance to this new level. This public recognition will make them feel honored and supported, giving them another confidence boost they probably need to be happy today.
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We ensure every single student is gaining something valuable with our facility today. That’s why so many parents are considering martial arts as an alternative to team sport settings right now.