Martial Arts Kicks Child Obesity
Martial arts for children is a wonderful solution to obesity. Every child participates mentally, physically, and emotionally and your child is on the team to become Black Belts in Life. Learning is team work and no one is left behind. It’s not uncommon for most kids to forget that they are exercising or working out as they enjoy the benefits of confidence, accomplishments, personal victory, self esteem, discipline, and empowerment.
Imagine your child’s escape from reality being reality not a video game, tv, or any other electronic device. All the training methods have more goals in mind than just to move. Martial arts for children is a whole being work out not just a body work out. Children in martial arts learn to level up their abilities just as they would level up in a video game. Why play the game when they can live the adventure.
Many times children dealing with the threat of obesity are reluctant to exercise as they don’t have much ability to cope with being outside their comfort zone. The anxiety of the unknown overwhelms even the idea of doing what is good for them. In martial arts, the goals, expectations, and structure of martial arts are clearly defined. Children enter martial arts knowing the goals ahead of time. Each belt in the system is a measurement in their personal improvement in their mind, heart, and body from where they start. Personal victory is a pillar of martial arts, children learn the concept of comparing their future abilities to their initial abilities. The confidence these children build starts with self awarness, then grows to personal victories that level up to overall self confidence. (For an amazing school in the McDonough, GA area, please feel free to check out: https://www.ata-bba.net/program/kids-martial-arts/)
A child’s initial level in kicking may start at one, but Martial Arts has goals and activities that are geared toward improving their mindset and addressing their ways of dealing with struggles, setbacks, comfort zones, challenges and successes. Students may work on goals such as strength, flexibility, speed, but other goals such as communication, leadership, focus, and respect are also apart of the performance. Every student has areas by which to excel. This training breeds confidence, the same confidence that leads to stronger self esteem and the pride children take in who they are. With Martial Arts training, children start to become stronger both mentally and physically. Parents rave about how their child starts to initiate good decisions for themselves and transform into independant strong young men and women.
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