Focus and memorization go hand in hand. In our last blog post, we talked about how studying martial arts helps kids focus and behave better in the classroom. Today, we want to tell you how it can improve your child’s memory, too.
Memorization is a key skill for learning. Without the ability to memorize, your child wouldn’t be able to learn any subject in school. It’s what lets them learn how to solve math problems, understand the scientific method, and recall important dates in history.
For some kids, a lack of focus can impede their ability to memorize. But sometimes, it’s that they just haven’t learned how to commit things to memory.
Studying the martial arts can help with that. In our classes, kids learn that by watching their instructors. They demonstrate a move, and kids must replicate it. As we told you before, the repetition builds muscle memory – but it can help with other kinds of memory, too.
To earn a new belt, kids must learn sequences of moves. They’ve got to remember to use proper form and execute each move properly. And to do that, they must focus and commit each aspect of their training to memory.
The memorization skills they learn in our school are carried over to the classroom. As they study and progress by earning new belts, they strengthen their memories. At the same time, they learn that memorization is beneficial. They see how it helps them in a concrete way.
If they’re struggling in school, they may begin to understand that putting their memorization skills to work can help them. They can apply the same skills we teach them to any subject in school – and they’ll see an improvement in their performance if they do.
We sometimes think of memory as being something we’re born with – either we have a good memory, or we don’t. Studying martial arts teaches your child that memorization is a skill they can master. And that’s something that will help them throughout their lives.
Your child will learn the importance of memorization in a fun, supportive environment.