Parents - Imagine your child mastering the ability to focus!
In Kids Martial Arts, the training units are based on repeating routines under the eye of the constantly observing teacher. The students have to permanently pay attention to their own movement patterns as well as on group activities. This “Forced Focus” typically leads to a state of flow, where your kid is NOT DISTRACTED by any thoughts.
Although their bodies are moving fast, now INSIDE their minds the children become CALM and peaceful. It’s kinda like a remote control for your little one to turn off the noise in his/her head.
Over time, Kids Martial Arts routines gradually improve your child’s IMPULSE-CONTROL and ability to FOCUS, two invaluable skills to have in a modern stress-driven world. Countless studies have shown that kids with these skills live more in the present moment and can FINISH the ONE task in front of them. Oh, yeah, and they get BETTER GRADES in school, so you can stop spending money on your kid’s private tutor!
Your Child Will Learn to Set Goals & Develop the Persistence to Achieve Them
On Day 1 your child will be given two things: a short term goal and a long term goal.
Short Term Goal: start working toward earning your first belt. This is achieved through practicing drills and perfecting belt routines, which includes the sub goals of improving kicks, punches, and blocks.
Long Term Goal: your child will be on the journey to earning their black belt. They will learn that completing smaller sub-goals will allow them to achieve their long term goal in the distant future.
The Secret to Developing Your Child's Social Skills
Is your child’s attention constantly switching - between the TV, the PC/Mac, tablet device, and smartphone? Spending hours and hours in front of the screen without human interaction?
Martial arts is a perfect way for your child to engage in a group activity! In our classes, the kids first discover a very viable SOCIAL SKILL for the real world: FOCUS. For the seniors and instructors, for the other children, and - ultimately important - for THEMSELVES.
Your Child Learning Leadership Through Martial Arts
At Absolute Tae Kwon Do kids are also asked to TEACH the other students what they have learned. This requires them to process new information, communicate clearly, and to have empathy for their counterparts.
Besides all these important social skills, martial arts classes give children something that is way more important to them (so they CANNOT WAIT to put down their electronic devices for the next couple hours): Having a bunch of FUN with OTHER KIDS!