Martial arts isn’t just for adults, it’s a great activity for people of all ages, and this includes your kids. Children’s martial arts classes will definitely prove beneficial in the growth and development of kids of all ages.
Children these days are too engrossed in the digital and modern world. With smartphones and tablets readily available, children are seen carrying them around wherever they go. But while there is educational and developmental merit to using technology, too much of it can be detrimental.
It then becomes essential for parents to try and limit their kids’ usage of electronic devices to allow other means of mental and physical stimulation. But if you’re like a lot of parents today, prying your kids away from their smartphones and tablets, and pushing them towards physical activity is such a daunting task.
Martial arts training offers many physical and mental benefits that will help your children grow up to become good people. But we also understand that it’s hard to get them started, so we’ve come up with a handful of tips to help steer your child towards training in martial arts.
Today, Evolve Daily shares five ways to get your kids into martial arts.
1) Show them how much fun it can be
One key element to get your kids training in martial arts is by showing them just how much fun it can be. When they realize that they can have fun and enjoy themselves during training, and learn how to defend themselves at the same time, they’ll become hooked to going to the martial arts gym.
Kids train with other kids at the gym, and it’s a great place to socialize and make new friends. In martial arts, teammates are like family as a strong bond develops between practitioners. Egos are always left at the door, and a positive, constructive culture is fostered that focuses on the value of teamwork.
It’s also a lot of fun to train in martial arts, which your kids will get to experience the moment they step foot in the gym. Martial arts training is like no other health and fitness program. It’s truly unique in its holistic approach to wellness, combined with elements of fun that keep workouts engaging and interesting.
2) Introduce them to real-life martial arts heroes
Every child needs heroes and role models to look up to. Fortunately, they have a ton of real-life martial arts heroes they can follow and learn from. By introducing them to these heroes, they learn many positive life lessons.
Take ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee from the Evolve Fight Team, for example, who has already inspired many young girls around the world to be the best they can be — whether that is as martial artists, or as doctors, lawyers, and engineers, and the like.
— Evolve MMA (@EvolveMMA) August 21, 2019
Introducing your kids to real-life martial arts heroes gives them worthy and inspiring people they can emulate, both in and out of the gym. It’s also important to introduce them to the right people, so they can learn from their positive traits and life lessons, right alongside their signature martial arts techniques.
3) Promote martial arts as a solution to the bullying epidemic
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The sad reality is, childhood or school bullying is a real problem in modern-day society. And it all stems from a lack of confidence in children.
Bullying among kids is a power struggle, where one child asserts their dominance over another either physically or mentally or both. Martial arts training directly solves this problem by empowering kids with self-confidence and teaching them to become bully-proof.
Most kids are afraid of being bullied in school. By showing your kids that martial arts can help them learn how to defend themselves, give them the self-confidence they need to be comfortable in their own skin, and give them the power to help others, it will change their lives. They’ll be forever bully-proof, and no other individual can change that.
The secret to solving the bullying epidemic is proper guidance, and martial arts is a great tool to achieve this.
4) Train with them
The best way to get your kids hooked on martial arts is to train with them. This way, you get to experience martial arts training firsthand, right alongside them. You can also help coaches guide your children and teach them how to become good, upstanding members of society. Most importantly, you can help lead by example.
— Evolve MMA (@EvolveMMA) January 31, 2019
Training with your children in martial arts is a unique experience. You’ll grow closer to them and build a better and stronger bond. It’s a fun activity you can do that will help you improve communication and teamwork — two of the most important ingredients to a healthy parent-child relationship.
So make sure to give martial arts training a try. Experience it with your kids, and it will fast become your go-to family activity.
5) Sign them up for a trial class
Of course, there’s no better way to get your kids hooked to martial arts than to have them try it out for themselves. Most martial arts gyms offer complimentary trial classes, to allow students to get a feel for training and to learn what to expect if they do decide to pursue this health and fitness program.
Trial classes are great because you can really understand what it will take for you to train in martial arts. You can also explore the many different martial arts disciplines you can study, such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts, for example.
By signing your kids up for trial classes, they get to experience the fun and excitement of training in martial arts, before they make the commitment that will change their lives forever.
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