Why Choose Fusion Martial Arts for Kids?
One of the central tenets of Fusion and all forms of the martial arts is an absolute focus on self-discipline. Today's kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification that lessons in self-restraint and discipline aren't always easy to come by. Kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential self-discipline is.
Boosts Socialization Skills
Kids who don't always thrive in highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people and make new friends when they're in a room filled with peers who share a common interest. The kids on the playground may not always have much common ground, but devotees to the martial arts are able to get to know one another through shared pursuits. Partner-driven training can also foster camaraderie, as they force kids to pair off and build their skills together.
Encourages Physical Activity
Limiting screen-time is a great idea when it comes to getting kids off the couch and off devices and encouraging them to be more active, but it only goes so far. Enrolling any child in physically demanding activities gives them an enjoyable activity that inspires her to keep moving.
Learn to Set and Achieve Goals
Most forms of martial arts are based around an accomplishment system of colored belts that signify the wearer's degree of skill. When your child strives toward each new belt, they are learning valuable lessons about setting and reaching their goals.
Confidence comes with achievement, so your child's self-esteem level will get a boost with every new move he masters and every belt he earns. Kids who struggle with a low sense of self-worth usually become more confident as time progresses while they're enrolled in a martial arts class.
Instills a Sense of Respect
Martial Arts will require your child to show their instructor and classmates respect. Today's kid culture doesn't always include respect for authority, adults or those in advanced positions. When they attend Fusion Kids Class, though, your child will be learning lessons in respect along with new moves.
Encourages Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
Thinking that martial arts instruction promotes violent behavior is justified if your only experience with the activity comes from television or movies. In fact, many defensive styles teach kids peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasize the importance of avoiding a phsyical altercation.
Improving Listening Skills
In order to master the skills they are learning and advancing through the belt ranks, your child will have to exercise superior listening skills. Kids who aren't always adept when it comes to paying attention to what they're told can benefit from the verbal instruction and one-on-one work Fusion Kids Class offers!
The benefits of martial arts training doesn't end in the classroom at Fusion. The boost in confidence, increased fitness level and new cooperation skills will also help your child navigate the academic and social aspects of school, affect their behavior at home and have an all-around good influence on him as he develops into an adult.