This article is about how the Karate for Kids program can help teach kids discipline. It goes on to detail some of the ways this will occur.
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As a martial arts instructor, I have been teaching karate for kids for more than 20 years. During that time, I have found parents bring their children to our unique Karate for Kids program for a variety of reasons. Some kids are overweight and Karate for Kids helps them to slim down, improve their body image and increase self-esteem. Others are bullied at school or lack confidence and find that martial arts bolsters their self-worth and helps them develop the confidence to be leaders. However, a majority of parents seem to appreciate that our Karate for Kids program is a great means of teaching their children better discipline.
Studying martial arts is hard work for anyone. To improve at it requires pushing yourself to surpass previous boundaries, whether they are physical, mental or otherwise. Our Karate for Kids program is an excellent means of instilling a sense of the value of this hard work in young people. Many kids come into one of our four award winning martial arts school locations for the Karate for Kids program lacking focus or direction. Many others have had disciplinary problems at home or at school. Karate for Kids teaches even the most rambunctious among them to be good citizens, show respect and get along well with others.
Martial arts is a physical discipline and to progress to the next level you must apply yourself. For students to do well in our Karate for Kids program, they must apply themselves, often with a focus and determination they have not known before. Many parents observe that after some time in the Karate for Kids program, their once rambunctious kids begin to carry that focus and determination over into other areas of their life like their school work.
As a seventh degree black belt with two decades teaching experience, part of my work has been to develop Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts' unique Karate for Kids Life Skills system. This system was developed in order to help children with various essential life skills such as, respect, courtesy, self-discipline, self-esteem, self-confidence, and listening skills. Some common results observed by parents whose children participate in the Karate for Kids program include improved grades at school and displaying better social skills when interacting with their peers.
Our Karate for Kids program is intended to assist students in three fundamental areas off the martial arts mat. These are at school at home and socially. We also invite parents to create their own "wish list" to better allow our instructors to target specific problem behaviors and help minimize or eliminate them. And while our Karate for Kids program is ideal for teaching kids discipline, most kids stay in the program because it is fun.
If you would like to find out more about how our Karate for Kids program can help to teach your child discipline, contact our headquarters at 757-471-9002 or visit our website at www.atakick.com and check out the Karate for Kids ages 6-12 section.
Stay Focused and Stay Safe!
Master Tracy Thomas
Changing Lives Martial Arts
Master Instructor-7 th Degree Black Belt
American Taekwondo Association Affiliated Academies