Better Than Any Toy Out There!
The holiday season is upon us, and that means finding the perfect gift for our loved ones. Sure, your kids have a list a mile long – a list full of the latest toys, games, and Lego sets. But, let’s be real, what happens when your child gets that hot new toy?
- They build it once and then it sits on a shelf.
- They play with the toy for a month and then they are on to a new interest.
- It ends up in the playroom to live a dusty life of limited fulfillment
So, why not give a gift that your child will not get tired of, or outgrow, or let live on a shelf? Why not give them a gift that will keep on giving? This holiday season, give the gift of Martial Arts!
It is Fun!
Kids just want to have fun, and attending classes at IMAA is definitely that. The first time your child sets foot into the dojo, and steps onto the mat, they will see just how exciting learning martial arts can be. That excitement will only continue to grow as they progress in their training!
It Will Teach Them How To Focus
In order to be successful in martial arts, you must have focus. One of the first skills that we teach children is to pay attention to their instructor. Children will need to listen and watch carefully in order to repeat the move they are being taught.
It Will Teach Them Patience
You don’t become a black belt overnight. Mastering martial arts takes time and patience. Attending martial arts classes will help your child practice patience. Whether it is patience with themselves (if they are struggling with a move) or learning to be patient while waiting their turn with an instructor, they will practice patience in every class.
It Will Get Them Moving
Physical activity is so important for a child’s development. Martial arts is a great way to get the body moving. Children will find that their motor skills will improve greatly over time. They will be more coordinated, more flexible, have better balance, and improve their strength.
It Will Give Them Confidence
With every new technique that your child masters in martial arts, their confidence will grow. Children will find that learning new techniques and movements can be challenging, but after working hard and practicing, they will be able to execute that new technique or move. In Martial Arts, achievements are celebrated and children see that hard work pays off. They learn to work towards reaching their goal – and when they do, their confidence grows!
It Will Teach Them Resilience
All that hard work and dedication not only boosts their confidence, but it teaches them to be resilient. Children understand that in order to achieve their goals and move forward in their program they must continue to practice – and never give up when it feels hard. This is such a great skill for children to learn and it will serve them well in other aspects of their lives.
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.