There are dozens of benefits of kids karate class, that’s why it’s been practiced for thousands of years. Off the top of our heads, the best 4 benefits are healthy stress management, discipline and perseverance, better grades, and bullyproof-ness. Pretty cool right? Check them out below
1. Stress Less
2. Discipline and Perseverance
It’s so important for kids to learn not only stress management but also discipline and perseverance. Every person, including your little one, is faced with tough decisions and mountains they need strength to overcome, and kids are no exception!
Whether it’s a math test they’re studying for or an audition for a lead role they want to knock out of the park, your child will need discipline and perseverance to see it through.
Kids karate classes are so fun, trust us! but it is challenging sometimes, and that’s intentional. There will be days when your child doesn’t want to come to class, just like there will be days when they won’t want to practice their instrument, they’ll say they just don’t “feel like” doing either of them.
Our world-class instructors teach them how to stay strong and do the right thing to keep up their healthy habits. If a student is struggling to break a board, maybe they’re crying or feel like they can’t do it, we’re not giving up on them. All of us, instructors and classmates included, are going to rally around that student and cheer them on. Because they can do it, and when they finally do, they’ll have a gigantic smile on their face, trust us!
3. Improved Grades
This one is music to parent’s ears! One of the biggest benefits of karate for kids is that it helps improve your child’s grades. How? Well, as we mentioned, they learn how to persevere, which helps them stick it out when doing their homework or during a long school day. However, one of the best benefits of kids karate classes is that it helps them improve their behavior.
When our students learn self-control in their bodies and their minds, we see those skills translate to the classroom. Instead of wiggling in their seats and dividing their attention between the pencil sharpener, the teacher’s instructions, and whatever their deskmate is doing.
They can focus intently on their teacher and the instructions, and learn better than their peers. The results we see are amazing. And that focus and self-discipline are key components of kids karate that they’ll carry with them for life.
Of all the benefits of karate arts for kids, this one might be the most unexpected. We’re keen on building our students up to be bullyproof, meaning they learn how to stand up to bullies and defend themselves in a non-violent way. First, we focus on their confidence.
As our young karate students see themselves improve week after week, perfecting their punches and kicks, gaining better coordination, and learning new moves after lots of practice, they gain the confidence they’ve never had before in being able to accomplish so much!
We also have our students promise to never misuse what they learn outside of class, instead of their fists, they learn that their voice is their weapon. We teach them how to speak confidently and with eye contact to our instructors, their peers, and the classroom bully, to stand up for themselves and others. It’s an awesome process, and we’re very proud of our Bullyproof kids!
Did these benefits surprise you? We’re not surprised at all! We’ve seen it year after year, kids walk in the door with behavioral issues, low self-esteem, or difficulty focusing, and they walk out the door with improvement in all these areas and a huge smile on their faces. These transformations are what we love about our jobs. Hopefully, now you see that the benefits of kids karate class go far beyond just self-defence, karate is a life-changing tool that promotes success far beyond the dojo! Check out our life-changing, transformative kid karate class right here at Challenge Martial Arts in Oakleigh!