…kids…fighting…aggression…”Aren’t Martial Arts for Children just asking for trouble?”
We’re actually glad when this question comes up for a couple of reasons:
1) We love the answer (we’ll get right to that…)
2) It is probably the biggest fear and UN-asked question by many parents. This brings it out in the light!
So, the answer we love…
Quite the opposite is true.Children who learn and practice the martial arts become responsible in their behavior and understand better than many of their peers that it isn’t about aggression or becoming a menace to society. Martial arts teach respect–for self and others. They learn the Student Creed, and we help them live by it.
And with a foundation of mutual respect, kids in martial arts also:
- Increase self-discipline
- Build self-confidence
- Practice persistence
- Develop greater ability to focus
- Learn to follow directions
- Establish lifelong exercise and nutritional skills
- Make new friends (not just at MAFA, but everywhere)
- And appreciate the rewards of accomplishment that follows hard work
Young martial artists are among some of the healthiest, most engaging, self-reliant and well-adjusted kids around. They are proud of themselves and each other and this carries over into all areas of their lives.
You’ll feel good knowing that they can take care of themselves in life–not so much by fighting as by knowing how to avoid conflict and handle difficult situations non-physically, non-aggressively.
To learn more about MAFA’s programs for children and youth, just fill in the form on the right and we’ll be in touch! We can arrange a time for you and your child to come by our training studios at Hill Center, for a visit and even participate in a free class.