Children focus is on self-improvement.
In martial arts, kids work at their own pace. They earn a different colored belt every time they reach a new skill level. This can boost self-esteem and keep them motivated.
Attention is central to martial arts. Kids have to stay focused to learn and to do the movements. When a child’s focus drifts, instructors often ask them to take the “ready stance.” This lets them reset and get ready for what’s next.
Our martial arts instructors have clear rules and constantly reinforce them. They also emphasize good behavior in and out of class. Kids will be sent home with behavior charts for parents and caregivers to sign.
Respect is a core value in martial arts. Kids have to show it for their instructor and their peers. Negativity is generally not tolerated in class, and students are encouraged to support each other.