Here’s Why School Holidays Are The Perfect Time For Children To Start A Martial Arts Class

The school break is an amazing time to relax and unwind, with all of the exams and all of the homework out of the way. In Singapore, like many other places in the world, children work very hard during school, studying to become the best that they can be and to become good standing citizens of society. But sometimes, not everything can be learned within the four walls of a classroom.

There are many lessons to be learned outside of school, whether that’s at home, on the playgrounds, or around friends. Your children are at the age when they are beginning to develop many of the characteristics and traits that will form the people they will become as they get older.

It is also difficult to go back to studying after going from a period of non-activity to days with packed school schedules. Luckily, there is a way to keep the learning consistent, even during school break. Martial arts helps give children something fun and productive to do during school break that could end up changing their lives forever.

From the many lessons that martial arts teaches, and the opportunities it gives children to develop their social skills when interacting with other kids, martial arts is a gift to today’s youth. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should consider enrolling your child in a children’s martial arts class this school break.

Today, Evolve Daily shares four reasons why school break is the perfect time for kids to join a children’s martial arts class.

1) It makes their school break a productive one

Children focusing during a BJJ class at Evolve MMA (PoMo Mall) in Singapore.

Oftentimes when children hit school break, the sudden drop in activity comes as kind of a shock. Yes, taking a break from studying is a good way to reset, and the rest and relaxation are definitely well-earned. But there’s a much better way to utilize that free time in a productive manner that will not only keep your children busy and active but also help develop their skills further outside of the classroom.

Martial arts is the perfect out-of-school activity for children who look for a fun new hobby to begin during school break. It speeds up the pace of what would normally be a slow-paced break and keeps the break interesting. Furthermore, it will give your children an awesome outlet to release the stress that accumulated during school.

Training in martial arts is for everyone, of all ages, children included. If your children aren’t particularly into sports, martial arts also introduces to them a great physical activity that will keep them fit and healthy. Have them start slow and build their skills gradually.

Finally, martial arts also instills in children many values that they will hold dear for the rest of their lives — values and teachings that they will carry far beyond the reaches of the martial arts gym and into their personal and business lives as they grow older.

 

2) The learning never stops 

BJJ World Championships Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches a technique during a BJJ class at Evolve MMA (PoMo Mall) in Singapore.

Learning something new every day and improving who we are as human beings are essential to our personal growth and development. For children, learning doesn’t have to stop when they leave school to go on break. They can continue to learn fun new things with martial arts training.

Martial arts teaches children and all practitioners some amazing lessons that will benefit them throughout their lifetime. In this case, the learning never stops just because your children have left the classroom. The only difference is, instead of learning from a textbook, your children will learn real-life situations and how to carry themselves as martial artists in the real world.

Among the greatest lessons martial arts teaches, and perhaps the most important of all is the knowledge of self-defense. Martial arts will teach children how to properly defend themselves and give them the power to protect others. More importantly, it will teach them to be responsible for this power and to use it only when necessary. Self-defense is a basic human right that every person should have access to, including children. So give your kids something useful to start learning during their break period.

 

3) Gives kids something to be passionate about 

A children’s Muay Thai class at Evolve MMA (PoMo Mall) in Singapore.

Most children are at the age when they are just beginning to develop their talents and skills. It’s important to provide them direction and give them something functional and productive to build towards. While some children find their niche early, the majority of children are still trying to figure things out. 

Give your children something to be passionate about with martial arts. What’s even better is that you pursue this passion with them by taking up martial arts training yourself. It’s the ultimate parent-child activity. Martial arts will give you and your children something to share and be passionate about outside of the martial arts gym.

Martial arts has very many benefits that are great for the development of children. It teaches our children to be hard-working, dedicated, and to never give up. It teaches them to embrace failure and the lessons we learn from our failures, and to always rise up above all odds — that success is ours to achieve as long as we put in the time and the effort. 

The school break is the perfect time to get your kids into martial arts. Insert some positivity into their lives. Invest in their personal development, not just their academic development.

 

4) Meet and make new friends

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An exciting children’s BJJ class at Evolve MMA (Orchard Central) in Singapore.

Lastly, martial arts is an amazing way for your children to meet other kids and make new friends, friends that will help them throughout their martial arts journey and friends that they can keep beyond the summer.

The martial arts gym is where relationships are formed that are very strong and are not easily broken. The camaraderie between martial artists and teammates is incredibly deep and with great foundation. Throughout the training, children will learn to work together as they interact with one another to improve as martial artists.

Children are also at the age when they are beginning to develop critical social skills that they will carry into adulthood. Martial arts helps them develop their social skills by teaching them how to work as a team to achieve common goals. Not only will your children be working with other kids, they will also be working with their instructors who will teach them the proper way of martial arts.

Under the guidance of world-class instructors who have been in their martial arts journey for years, constantly learning, our children will absorb many of their life lessons, preparing them to become good members of society.

 

So what are you waiting for? Enroll your children in a martial arts class, not just for this school break, but also beyond that. Sign them up for a complimentary trial class!

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