Round-Up: Articles about Martial Arts for Kids

We’re big believers in the benefits of martial arts for children. But don’t just take our word for it…check out what these respected outlets have to say.

Parenting magazine

Karate Kids: The Benefits of Martial Arts

Activities like tae kwon do, kung fu and aikido are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that’s a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids. READ MORE

7 Reasons Why Your Child Should Practice Martial Arts

This is the obvious reason kids should do martial arts in this day and age – to get active and moving. In case you haven’t noticed, we have an epidemic when it comes to our nation’s obesity problem. We’re also increasingly unfit in addition to being overweight. The problem is particularly alarming as it relates to our kids. READ MORE

Ten Reasons Martial Arts Benefits Kids

In a culture that seems to glorify violence in everything from music to video games and television shows, the idea of enrolling your child in martial arts training classes doesn’t always seem like a good one. While martial arts-centered action films seem to be filled to the brim with violent behavior and gory injuries, you may be surprised to learn that martial arts’ training is actually very beneficial to kids. Like so many other things that Hollywood doesn’t always get right, martial arts isn’t quite the brutal, vicious pastime that it seems. In fact, these are 10 of the reasons why you may want to consider martial arts training for your kids. READ MORE

NY Metro Parents

The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

If you’ve ever seen The Karate Kid, you know practicing martial arts is more than just a sport. According to a 2004 study in The Sport Journal, published by the United States Sports Academy, martial arts can help kids improve their physical fitness, including coordination, flexibility, and strength, but the practice can also help reinforce some of life’s valuable lessons, such as perseverance and self-control. READ MORE

Nashville Parent magazine

Martial Arts: Benefits Beyond Exercise

Martial arts provide an excellent way for kids to achieve fitness and focus, self-discipline and socialization skills. Plenty of parents with kids who are overly physical have reported great success with programs that involve self-control and concentration. While all types of martial arts are not the same, a typical hour-long class begins and ends with discipline: a bow to the teacher, or master. After a warm-up, students practice the art’s particular skills, which may include kicks, punches and blocks. Each requires strict concentration and attention for accuracy. READ MORE

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