5 Life lessons from Training in the Martial Arts
Studies have shown that children who are well-disciplined tend to do better in school, be more successful when they enter the workforce and have a higher self-esteem.
Parents are always looking for ways to help their kids develop self-discipline in a world where it is hard to find. Martial arts training can be the perfect solution! It’s great for teaching kids how to work together, build confidence, and have fun while learning discipline. Martial arts is one way to help kids develop Discipline in many different ways. How?
1. Teamwork – When children start martial arts classes at an early age, as young as 4 or 5 years old, they train with other students of varying strengths and abilities, and learn how to work together as a team.
2. Respect – They also learn that it is important to show respect for others who may not have the same level of strength or speed. Everyone has different skillsets, but they all deserve recognition in some way just as much as anyone else does because those people help us grow our own abilities too!
3. Goal Setting – We start by teaching them how to work for rewards, not just get everything they want when they ask or whine about it. This teaches them that there’s a cost associated with getting what they desire and give them the opportunity to practice delayed gratification which is key in developing self-discipline.
4. Failure Is Our Friend – At Quest Martial Arts Academy, our team of mentors encourage children to do new things on their own and make sure they know that it’s okay if they don’t succeed the first time around. We teach them that “Failure Is Our Friend” and “We Either Win or Learn”. Life Skill coaches praise your child when they show signs of developing more discipline or patience for themselves or others.
5. Consistency – At the end of the day, self-discipline is something that takes time and effort for kids to learn how to do what is right. But it’s through consistency that they will develop this skill over time. This means parents, mentors and coaches have an important roles.
So don’t give up!
Team Quest is here to help with teaching kids Self-Discipline every day, so call us at (603) 664-2332 if you need any assistance or schedule your free trial here.