How Martial Arts Training Benefits Your Child
Children between the ages of 5 and 10 are in the “dynamo” stage of development.
They are now at a point where basic skills become the foundation for their continued growth. With the right mindset and curriculum, martial arts can help them build a more solid foundation for basic fundamental skills, which are essential for continued development.
Below are milestones that martial arts can help accomplish:
Top PHYSICAL development milestones:
Demonstrating BALANCE by performing high repetitions of kicks without putting the foot down.
Showing good CONTROL of the body while keeping it in motion.
Demonstrating good FITNESS by applying technique in exercises beyond ten reps.
Top INTELLECTUAL development milestones:
Demonstrating good FOCUS to the task at hand, with little or no distractions.
Demonstrating good MEMORY by retaining three or more commands at once, and beyond, while staying in order.
Demonstrating COORDINATION by performing various left and right commands with a variety of different strikes and kicking combinations.
Top EMOTIONAL development milestones:
Maintaining DISCIPLINE by following directions after only being told once.
Demonstrating DISCIPLINE by not acting silly when performing activities that require leadership.
Showing CONTROL of the mind to work through during difficult tasks.
Top SOCIAL development milestones:
Demonstrating good TEAMWORK in competitive situations.
Showing CONTROL by not interrupting, such as raising your hand when someone else is speaking.
Having the FOCUS to sit still when appropriate.
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