Do martial arts make my kid violent?
Of course not!
This is probably the most FAQ we’ve had. Absolutely not! We don’t teach kids how to kick and punch so they can go down the street and beat up the neighbor’s kid.
Instead, we teach kids self-defense as a tool for personal growth and development.
Children learn to treat others as they want to be treated. They learn to respect all living things – from their parents to pets.
Often, kids who were violent before they joined our class changed, and became non-violent. So no, martial arts won’t make your child violent!
What if my child's not athletic? Will he have a hard time?
Often children who don’t find success in team sports come to martial arts. And they love it.
That’s because with martial arts you go at your own pace.
See, team sports actually harm the self-esteem of children who aren’t very athletic. When they don’t perform well, the other kids can be pretty nasty. And this can leave some serious scars on their self-esteem.
But with martial arts, they can’t let anyone down. Everyone goes at their own pace. Some kids learn quicker than others – but the children who advance quickly are not valued more than the kids who advance slowly.
Everyone is greatly encouraged – regardless of his or her athletic level
Why is Martial Arts good for children?
Many parents put their children in martial arts classes as a fun and positive after-school activity that teaches them valuable lessons and works off their energy. More than just a respite for working parents, martial arts can be a vital part of a child’s life, teaching values and instilling upstanding character traits that carry over into adulthood.
Here we explore the many reasons martial arts are good for children—and why you might want to consider enrolling your child in martial arts classes.