How Will This Help Your Child’s Growth And Development?

As parents, we want what’s best for our children. We worry about their development and want to make sure that they grow into responsible and capable adults. Finding the right activities for our children can help them as they grow up. Martial Arts is one activity that can help shape your child and give them skills that they can carry into adulthood. Here are five reasons why you should enroll your child in Martial Arts.

Physical Fitness

Children need physical activity, and in today’s world, so many kids are sitting at home on a screen. Having your child enrolled in a martial arts class is a great way for them to get a lot of physical activity. Over time, their physical fitness levels will increase. Students will gain muscular strength, balance, and flexibility.

Mental Fitness

Martial arts not only helps children with their physical development, but it also helps with children’s mental development. Practicing martial arts requires focus in order to execute complex techniques. Training in the martial arts also requires students to memorize a range of techniques. As the students practice and progress in their studies, these techniques become part of their muscle memory. Martial arts has been shown to improve children’s focus and memory. Having a good memory, and good memorization techniques will also benefit children in their academic careers. 


Students of martial arts will develop discipline as they progress through their training. In order to perform and perfect techniques, discipline and self-control are needed. Training in the martial arts instills discipline and rewards hardworking students. Each martial artist understands that it is up to them alone whether they advance in the sport or not. Students set goals for themselves and work hard to improve and grow. This takes effort, dedication, and discipline. The discipline gained from practicing martial arts is beneficial in all other aspects of their daily life.

Social Development

Martial arts students grow alongside other students. The team environment in the dojo helps students develop social skills. These are skills that help students learn to resolve conflict and develop friendships with their peers. Students enjoy the camaraderie of the dojo. 

Students who learn martial arts alongside their family will develop stronger bonds. Many martial arts classes are geared toward both adults and children. When families enroll together, they practice skills at home and create a richer bonding experience.


Martial arts is an individual sport and students learn that hard work will help them achieve their goals. It is because of this goal setting that students’ confidence will grow over time. A move that seemed very difficult at the beginning of their training will eventually be something that they master. Mastering moves, techniques, and advancing in the sport builds confidence in the young martial artist. 

This newfound confidence gained in our safe martial arts school environment is also felt outside of class. Confident children perform better in academic areas. 

Want to Read More About Martial Arts?

Take a look at some of our other articles about martial arts and IMAA’s course offerings. 

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At Innovative Martial Arts Academy, we’re all about FAMILY and FUN. Our Martial Arts training offers men, women, and children the opportunity to challenge their bodies and minds without the threat of injury and intimidation. Take on the best training in disciplines like Kenpo Karate, Kali, and Aikido and build your skills one day at a time with help of our dedicated instructors. We are proud to serve families across Wake Forest, Wakefield, and the surrounding area with a rewarding experience that can set you or your child up for success in all aspects of life. If you’re interested in learning about our martial arts program, contact us at 919.562.4663, or visit our website.