Reason #1: They (and You) Will Get More Active. The martial arts offer many benefits, but when it comes to fitness, becoming a true martial artist means becoming a supremely fit person. Martial arts can help your child get fit and healthy.
Reason #2: They’ll Learn to Find Focus and Stillness. At some juncture in life, every one of us comes to learn that the greatest obstacle we face in this lifetime is ourselves. I remember many challenges, breakthroughs, and setbacks. What I do not remember are distractions or gimmicks. Your child will learn what it is to be still, challenged, and focused.
Reason #3: They’ll Gain Self Confidence and Self Respect. Your child will learn that confidence and respect for others comes from a deep sense of self-knowledge. Part of life is learning that we all take hits. The key is in learning how best to take that hit and get back up.
Reason #4: They’ll Connect Their Mind and Body. A martial artist is taught to see, feel, and listen - both internally and externally. Tapping into intuition, fear, and courage are examples of being able to put the physical together with the mental.
Reason #5: They’ll Learn Conflict Resolution. People often ask me whether I have ever used my martial arts training in a fight. Indeed I have used the skill sets learned from martial arts many times to resolve conflict. Words were never grounds for a fight. You will learn to respond without reacting out of ego or fear.