As animals, we’re not built to sit around all day, we need to move. Physical exercise is essential to mind, body, and soul.
Kids who take up a physical hobby will carry that love for exercise throughout their entire lives, even if it’s not with the same sport.
Training regularly teaches kids to look after their bodies
and make healthy lifestyle choices from a young age.
Teaches important life lessons
It’s one thing to protect kids from the horrible things in
the world, but it’s quite another to wrap them in cotton wool and never expose
them to life’s – sometimes tough – lessons.
Telling kids they’re the best at everything when they’re
not, or giving them trophies for coming last… these things just set kids up for
failure in the real world. Your boss won’t give you a promotion for simply
turning up to work.
Martial arts teach kids two important lessons; you’re going
to lose sometimes and it’s ok if you do.
This way kids can learn and understand that losing at something
isn’t the end of the world, in fact, it’s just another reason to try harder
That discipline and commitment that is ingrained in kids turns them into better grown-ups. Kids who do martial arts have been proven to be more goal-oriented as adults, understanding that a setback isn’t the same thing as total failure.