Martial Arts training has a plethora of benefits for kids and teens, which include the gain of self-respect, self-control, self-defense, self-esteem, focus, confidence, and courtesy. Kids fitness training gives your son or daughter the chance to strengthen in mind as well as body. Our kids fitness programs encompass not just the physical aspect of MMA for kids, but mental and emotional lessons as well.
1. Healthy Bodies = Healthy Brains
Regular exercise helps reduce stress, and improves sleep. This means that children who participate in kids fitness programs or classes will be well rested, leading to an increase in alertness, productivity and academic performance. According to a study done by the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Georgia, even briefly exercising for 20 minutes facilitates information processing and memory functions.
2. Improve Focus and Self-Discipline with Kids Fitness Programs
Whether it means standing still and waiting for instruction or controlling impulses to talk to classmates, our coaches expect students to exhibit self-control throughout the duration of the class. Learning techniques requires concentration and strict attention, and so does learning in school. MMA for kids will also help curve negative impulses that lead to aggressive behavior and instead encourages thinking critically and practicing techniques with precision and control.
3. Teaching Personal Responsibility
Students in our kids fitness program are held accountable for their actions both in the gym and at home. Students who are doing poorly in school or not doing their chores will not be allowed to test for promotion until their attitude or performance outside of the gym improves. Students are also expected to show up to class prepared. This means having practiced the techniques, bringing all equipment to class every day and arriving in proper uniform. Students who fail to do so will face consequences such as push-ups or running laps. For the college-bound teen, personal responsibility is an invaluable skill for successfully navigating and adjusting to the challenges of living away from home.
4. Conflict Resolution and Socialization Skills
One of the best things about our kids fitness programs are the sense of camaraderie between students and emphasis on the importance of teamwork. MMA for kids is a great place for children to build positive peer relationships and develop lifelong friendships. Our classes teach students how to be good listeners and encourage them to make positive choices when faced with conflict.
5. Build Confidence and Self-Respect
MMA for kids and teens emphasizes the importance of respect for the self, parents, instructors, and peers. Students will learn to put their egos aside and expect the best from everyone.
Being able to defend yourself leads to huge increases in self-confidence. Our belt-ranking system allows for students to set realistic and attainable goals. The sense of accomplishment a student gets from mastering a new technique or being promoted to a new belt ranking will carry over into the academic realm as well. Being in shape and feeling strong will also help improve self-confidence and promote a healthy self-image.