Martial arts training at KickFit Martial Arts schools will be a positive influence on your child. Here’s five reasons why it can help them:
Fitness is a crucial element to all KickFit martial arts classes. Warmups with star-jumps jacks, press-ups, sit-ups and stretches are commo along with monthly fitness testing. Plus the movements of the martial art itself often challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system. Martial artists are known for being toned, flexible and physically fit, and your child will be no different.
The ability to defend yourself against an assailant is an empowering feeling. At KickFit Martial Arts self-defence training is at the cornerstone of the entire programme. With regular practice, your child will learn to defend himself in a variety of different ways. At KickFit we also teach the “ABC’s of Conflict Avoidance” to help kids avoid problems altogether.
Martial arts training will help instil mental focus in your child, giving them the ability to concentrate on a task and see it through to its conclusion. The discipline that is taught in the dojo regarding uniforms, customs and techniques often translates into other areas of life, including school and household chores.
Martial arts training is all about respect. The physical training is all secondary to the respect that is shown form the moment you walk into a dojo. Children learn to bow and show respect to their instructors. They also learn to treat other students as they wish to be treated. The instructors show respect to their students and are positive role models in their development,
A child who is involved in martial arts is generally a child who is confident in herself. Working through a martial art and the belt ranking system gives a child measurable goals to follow that are realistic to attain. The sense of accomplishment a child feels by mastering a new technique or graduating to a new belt follows him everywhere he goes