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Reasons Your Child Can Benefit from Martial Arts Classes in Scarborough

Many children are less active today thanks to their mobile devices and video game consoles that keep them indoors, sitting on the sofa or lying in their beds. As a parent, you might have tried to get your child to go outside and play, ride their bike, or do some household chores. While your child may comply with your wishes, it is not uncommon for them to lose interest quickly and return to an inactive state. One of the main benefits of martial arts classes in Scarborough is that it gives your child an activity to do, which is fun, exciting and rewarding.

  1. Your child will become more active. Obviously, martial arts is going to keep your child moving and active while they are training. As you child becomes physically fit, their ability to fight illness and diseases improves tremendously due to their stronger immune systems. In addition, many parents are inspired by their children and end up taking adult or family classes and also become more active and healthy.

  2. Your child learns techniques to help them focus. For parents with hyperactive children, who get bored quickly, or have difficulties focusing on one task at a time, martial arts classes teaches them skills like stillness and focus as part of their training. With these skills, your child is able to concentrate longer on single tasks and remain focused until the tasks are completed. Many parents have noticed their children’s grades at school improve because they know how to apply the concepts of stillness and focus outside of their martial arts classes and incorporate them into their daily routines.

  3. Your child will become more self-confident and have better self-esteem. During their Scarborough martial arts classes, you child learns respect and how it applies both to martial arts and other areas of their lives. In addition, your child starts to become more confident in their abilities, so it is not uncommon for them to want to try other new things. Parents are often amazed by how learning respect and developing new found confidence also relates to how their children start to respond to adults with phrases like, “please,” “thank-you,” “yes sir,” and “yes ma’am.”

  4. You child will learn how to resolve conflicts in a nonviolent manner. Martial arts teach children how to approach conflicts and apply peaceful conflict resolution skills while avoiding physical altercations. Many new parents to the world of martial arts automatically assume their child is going to use their new training in a physical manner if they are presented with a conflict. However, this is simply not the case. In fact, while they are training, their instructors emphasize the importance of never using their skills in this manner to resolve conflicts.

  5. Your child’s listening skills will improve. Martial arts training requires listening in order to develop skills and advance through the ranks. If you child has problems listening, martial arts classes will greatly help.

  6. Your child will learn how to set and accomplish goals. Most forms of martial arts have different belt levels. In order for your child to advance to the next one, they must accomplish specific tasks and goals. Through this process, your child not only learns how to set and accomplish goals in their classes, but also apply this valuable life skill to all aspects of their daily lives.

As you can see, there are several benefits your child can experience through martial arts training and classes in Scarborough. For more information about martial arts classes for your child, contact Salvosa BJJ today by calling 416-677-2722 today. It is highly recommended to schedule a visit during our children’s class times for you to come in with your child to see just how fun and exciting martial arts could be for your child.