Kids Turn Discipline into Self Discipline in Martial Arts
Whether its to improve behavior at school, hold one self more accountable, taking initiative, or becoming more responsible, karate for children is the answer. In the beginning, discipline challenges with children stem from lack of confidence, and self esteem struggles where motivation is lacking to achieve in the discipline arena. Through martial arts, many parents rave about how their child bring home smiley faces and better grades from school, exercise better self control, complete homework assignments independently and take more responsibility for their own things. (For an amazing school in the McDonough, GA area, please please free to check out:https://www.ata-bba.net/program/kids-martial-arts/)
Children grow from being disciplined to becoming self disciplined. They thrive in martial arts as the professional staff are well versed in skills in giving thoughtful feedback to student response, reinforce positive behavior, give realistic and specific praise and give positive correction rather than criticism. Their goals are direct and relate to where the student is at and then move the student to higher expectations. Every class’ goal is to level up their abilities with not only physical abilities, but with their mind and emotions. Their performance in leveling up is measured in a very similar way their videos games do except the video game is life.
Through learning self defense, children learn to read social situations and how to respond positively to meeting new people and trying new things. They also learn to match escalations with times of conflict and then to de-escalate situations. There’s no better confidence than self defense confidence.
This is only the beginning, children build mentally, emotionally, and physically on their personal victories. When they have setbacks, they learn to focus on the comebacks. They learn to support themselves through struggle, and to challenge themselves when they are consistent with their confident abilities. Through martial arts training, children learn the value of self discipline through becoming more confident, learning to persevere through challenges, and become motivated as children gain respect as they prove their abilities to themselves.
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