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One of the major facets of martial arts is the expectation of discipline on the part of the student. Martial arts has a long history that includes physical and mental discipline. The discipline that is necessary for a child to participate in class can help them to build focus, concentration and attention abilities. Frequent martial arts training can take these skills out of the dojo and into a child's life while at school and at home.
A structured activity can help provide valuable predictability for a child with behavioral issues or ADHD. Not only does each class provide a sense of structure for the child, but the advancement structure such as setting goals and moving up one belt at a time, provides an environment that can help children with behavior issues focus and concentrate on completing tasks.
Many people who take martial arts classes find that taking the classes helps to boost their self-esteem. Not only do they feel good about themselves for accomplishing a new task, but they also gain self-esteem as they watch and feel their bodies become stronger and healthier. This higher self-esteem can translate into better relationships, improved work performance and an overall greater feeling of happiness.
Martial Arts can help with behaviors associated with ADHD and other behavorial issues.
Martial Arts can help children develop the concentration, self-control and focusing skills that can help behaviors associated with ADHD and other behavorial issues.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Healthy Children website, more than 6 million kids in the U.S. take martial arts. Although it might seem that martial arts is primarily physical, it can help children develop the concentration, self-control and focusing skills that can help to mediate behavioral issues associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or other behavioral issues.
An activity such as martial arts is a physical pursuit. The exercise that your child gets during their class, including kicking, punching, jumping and other movements, actually helps abilities such as focusing and attention. Engaging in physical activity will cause the brain to release chemicals known as endorphins, as well as dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin. These chemicals, which are often low in kids with ADHD, can help regulate mood and increase attention and concentration.
Get fit and have fun while you learn!
You may just think that martial arts is about kicking and punching, but you may not know about its fitness benefits. No matter if you are interested in improving your cardiovascular health, losing weight or simply improving your mood, martial arts may be just what you need to achieve your goal.
Learn, advance, and gain confidence in yourself.
• Weight Loss
Weight loss is a great benefit associated with martial arts. In one pound of fat is equal to approximately 3,500 calories. Therefore, in order to lose one pound of fat in a week, you must eliminate 500 calories from your diet each day. As you can see from the chart on the left, participating in one hour of martial arts, you can definitely burn more than 500 calories. You will be well on your way to great weight loss results!
• Increased Muscle Tone
By doing martial arts, you can improve your muscle mass. The more muscle you have, the more toned your body will look. High levels of muscle mass also lead to increased agility, thereby preventing falls as you age.
• Improved Mood
Researchers have found that participating in an activity such as martial arts is one of the best ways to improve your mood. Martial arts is not only a good way to relieve stress, frustration, and even make you happier. The endorphins released by physical activity appear to be active in your body for as many as four hours after exercise. So you won't only feel the effects during the activity, either.
• Cardiovascular Health
One of the most important exercise benefits associated with martial arts is an improvement in your cardiovascular health. Your cardiovascular system is composed of your heart, as well as the veins and arteries that transport blood. A weak cardiovascular system can result in shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, and in severe cases can even cause a heart attack. Research has found that the only real way to improve the status of the cardiovascular system is by participating in activities that stress the heart. Cardiovascular exercise consists of walking, biking, swimming and of course participating in martial arts. For best results, try to get in at least 30 minutes most days a week.
• Improved Reflexes
In order to be a good martial artist, you must have very fast reflexes. Research has found that by participating in martial arts, you not only improve your reflexes while performing the activity, but actually experience faster reaction times during all activities of your life. This is very important in a number of daily activities, such as driving and even cooking.
Every 40 seconds in the United States, a child becomes missing or is abducted. Around 3,000-5,000 child abductions occure every year that are not family related.
Most potential abductors grab their victims on the street or try to lure them into their vehicles. Kuk Sool Won teaches powerful techniques as a part of your child's training that could one day be the tools that they may need to stay safe in these types of situations.
Let us give them the tools they need to stay safe!
The world can be a dangerous place. Everyday thousands of
individuals are assaulted, attacked, abducted, and even worse.
Let us help teach you the skills that could one day save your life.
Women, men, and children all can benefit from taking martial
arts and be prepared for a better future.