What can we learn about the relationship of back to school and martial arts training? This blog will touch base on several reasons the two topics really should be thought of in the same sentence.
Martial Arts Makes Back to School Easier on Kids
If you train year round in martial arts the advantages are numerous and incredible. Those who realize the need right at the same time as back to school also have an excellent opportunity. Much stress can be reduced or eliminated when the student never stops learning to learn. The student’s martial arts training supports and encourages their ability and effectiveness of learning to learn. The uncertainty of the new school year can be scary. Martial arts training helps them figure out how to learn what is expected of them and what to do with that information. This makes learning easier and therefore back to school easier!
Back to School with Confidence
Absolutely everyone has heard that martial arts training builds confidence. Success develops confidence. A martial student sees success, even if in tiny steps at first, almost immediately. As this success is celebrated the desire to repeat and grow develops. The best part of martial arts confidence building is in failure. Everyone fails in life, in school and in martial arts. How we decide to react to failure will eventually define us. In martial arts there is a high likelihood of instant correction when a failure happens. A technique is done wrong and the instructor stops and fixes, then allows for success and praise. A behavior is unacceptable, and the instructor stops and corrects and provides clear expectations causing clarity and a desire to do better. With confidence comes happy, healthy successful students through their school year!
Martial Arts equals better decisions and safer friends
Your child makes good decisions, and you totally trust them. Congratulations! You child hangs out with only friends who also make good decisions and support your child as sincerely as your child supports them. Well done! Not all of us are at that point yet, but we would love to be. The positive atmosphere of martial arts training is perfectly suited for surrounding our children with quality friends. Friends who, with our own children, are learning the same life lessons. In martial arts training students are in a safe place to learn and make mistakes. Having support and guidance with with a firm, yet empathetic approach to learn and grow is key. From day one in martial arts training, students are encouraged to care about their decision making skills and that in turn helps them pick better friends.