Reason #1: They (and You) Will Get More Active
This is the obvious reason kids should do martial arts in this day and age – to get active and moving. The martial arts offer many benefits, but when it comes to fitness, becoming a true martial artist means becoming a supremely fit person.
Reason #2: They’ll Learn to Find Focus and Stillness
Unfortunately stillness and silence seem to be rare to find. At the martial arts studios and boxing gyms where I trained, there was no loud music or flat screen TVs, just hard work and sweat equity. As a martial artist, your child will learn what it is to be still, challenged, and focused.
Reason #3: They’ll Gain Self Confidence and Self Respect
Being able to advance and play with the big kids gave Ethan a tremendous amount of confidence. The right martial arts school will teach your child that there are no tough guys. Your child will learn that confidence and respect for others comes from a deep sense of self-knowledge.
Reason #4: They’ll Learn Conflict Resolution
That advice right there has saved me many times. In the martial arts, you learn that there is no such thing as “fighting” words. Instead, you learn to respond without reacting in the martial arts.