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How Martial Arts Helps Your Children Do Better In School

Martial arts is great for a child’s future. We all know that training is good for the body. The benefits of spending time on the mats vastly outweighs passing time on screens. However, the benefits your child gains from the mental aspect of training is crucial to their development. They get the tools they need to succeed in life and build their confidence alongside the value of hard work. Did you know that training can be a factor in their performance in school? In this article, we will discuss how martial arts helps your children do better in school.

Learning the Value of Hard Work

In a world where we see an increase in instant mastery, the steady, gradual training they do on the mats is a value that they need in school. At our academy, we always say, “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

Martial arts is one of the few ways that your problems can be physically manifested and you can face yourself right then and there. Training provides a safe and controlled environment to work on managing their frustrations and to learn to ask questions. In turn, these values will carry over into their academics.

This value helps them realize that they can master anything if they put their mind to it. Facing challenges during training is normal and once they identify what those challenges are, they can be worked through. We can see this in school when they encounter a difficult subject or something they plainly don’t like. They can more easily learn from their teachers when being tutored instead of getting frustrated that they don’t understand.

Develop Perseverance

Training builds a child’s mental fortitude. Kids may face a multitude of frustrations just navigating through life. Some could be as complex as trying to understand a math problem. Some could be as simple as not being able to do more than 5 push ups without burning out. Martial arts allows your child to take these simple problems and practice them to build the habit for the larger problems. Suddenly, the 10 push ups they always do for warmup doesn’t seem so hard after a month of training. The instructors are there to provide the consistency and encouragement they need to build this value. These lessons help your child understand that challenges can become easier if they continue to work at it through consistency and practice.

A Healthy Recharge

The exercise children get during training prompts their brain to release endorphins, the hormone that we need to regulate mood, stay relaxed, and feel happy. Training allows for a healthy outlet for kids to release any pent up energy they have after school. After a training session, they’ll probably feel tired enough to enjoy a good night’s rest (on time!) feeling accomplished both physically and mentally. When it’s time to go to school, they’ll be well rested and better prepared to learn!

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