A typical class begins and ends with a bow to the Instructor. After a warm-up, students practice the art's particular skills and focus, which may include kicks, punches and blocks. Each requires concentration and attention. Instructors make each class a fun experience! Children are full of energy and this class is perfect to help expel that energy! Their young brainsare ripe for learning. Activities like tae kwon do, kung fu and aikido are a fun way for both boys and girls to learn karate. Integration of martial arts skills from preschool age will allow those skills to grown over time. Of course we can learn and grow at any age, but there's just no doubt that for the little ones it's easier to do!
Experts say, it's the respect kids learn, whether from bowing or standing still and waiting for the next command, that can be the most important benefit. It often carries over into school, helping to improve behavior and even grades, according to recent research.
Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that's a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.