One of the things that we hear a lot from parents is that their kids are acting up in school. They have outbursts during class or simply don’t listen to their teachers. That affects their grades – and their parents’ peace of mind.
If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. And you’ll be happy to learn that studying martial arts with us can help your child behave better at school.
Surprised? Let me explain how it works.
One of the core tenets of martial arts instruction is focus. Kids who study martial arts must pay attention to learn. They must focus on the instructor as they demonstrate moves and proper form. And, they also learn to wait their turn when it’s time to hit the floor.
A lot of times, kids misbehave in school because they’re not interested in what they’re doing. And sometimes, it’s because they simply haven’t learned how to focus. And that can be a hard thing for parents to teach – not because they don’t want to, but because they have a lot of other things to do.
In our classes, kids learn focus as they have fun. If they want to execute a kick or break a board, they need to pay attention and focus. Focus bring success – and so kids learn to value focus as a skill.
You can probably guess where this is going. Once they see that focusing on a task makes it easier to learn, they bring that lesson into the classroom. It won’t matter whether they’re studying social studies or math. They know how to focus, and so they do.
It’s common for us to hear from parents whose kids have started taking classes with us. They tell us that the kids’ teachers notice a difference in their behavior. It’s remarkable the difference it can make – and your child can reap the benefits in the classroom.
The benefit for you is something we want to talk about, too. Kids who learn to focus will focus better at home, too. That means your child may do a better job of remembering chores, doing their homework, and behaving properly in public and in private.