Martial Arts can Help a Child with Classroom Behavior
One of the things that I hear a lot from parents is that their kids are acting up in school. They have outbursts during class or simply don’t listen to their teachers. That affects their grades – and their parent’s peace of mind.
If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. You’ll be happy to learn that studying martial arts with us can help your child behave better in school.
Surprised? Let me explain how it works.
One of the core tenets of martial arts instruction is focus. Kids who study martial arts must pay attention to learn. They must focus on the instructor as they demonstrate moves and proper form. They, also learn to wait their turn when it’s time to hit the floor.
A lot of times, kids misbehave in school because they’re not interested in what they’re doing. Sometimes, it’s because they simply haven’t learn to focus. That can be a hard thing for a parent to teach – not because they don’t want to, but because they have a lot of other things to do.
In our classes, kids learn to focus as they are having fun. Our instructors utilize a specifically designed system of skills and drills to improve the 4 areas of focus: the eyes, the ears, the mind, and the body. Everyone has a dominate focus area; however, it you can get just 10% improvement with the non-dominate ones, you will exponentially enhance your ability to focus. Focus brings success – and so kids learn the value of focus as a skill.
You can probably guess where this is going. Once they see that focusing on a task makes it easier to learn, they bring that lesson into the classroom. It won’t matter whether they’re studying social studies or math. They know how to focus, and so they do.
It’s common for us to hear from parents whose kids have started taking classes with us, to tell us that the kids’ teacher noticed a difference in their behavior. It’s remarkable the difference it can make – and your child can reap the benefits in the classroom.
The benefit for you, the parent, is something I want to talk about too. Kids who learn to focus will focus better at home, too. That means your child may do a better job of remembering chores, doing their homework, and behaving properly in public and in private.