Benefits of Martial Arts
At Lanza’s Martial Arts, our children’s program is second to none. You see, we realize that although the ability to defend one is important, there are far more important benefits to be had from including your child in a martial arts program. That is why our unique program of work and fun is designed to instill effort, concentration, character, self-esteem, respect, self-control and etiquette.
- How to build self-esteem in your child through Martial Arts.
- Does your child have the independence and confidence necessary to make achievements on his own?
- Does your child know it’s OK to fail, as long as he knows he did his best?
Self-esteem is the way we feel and think about ourselves. Webster’s dictionary defines it as a “confidence and satisfaction in oneself… belief in oneself [and] self-respect”. Self-esteem affects everything we do our lives. Healthy self-esteem promotes a positive “Yes I Can” attitude, as opposed to a defeatist attitude of “No I Can’t”.
Unfortunately, too many people today worry about failure. They doubt their strengths, feel insecure, unfocused, are overly critical of themselves, and often don’t believe that they can achieve the best in life if they put themselves to the task. Poor self-esteem ends up negatively affecting everything they do. On the other hand. people who feel good about themselves produce positive results. Helping your children grow up with strong character and self-esteem is arguably the most important task of parenthood. The child with good self-esteem has the best chance of becoming a successful and happy adult. Fortunately, self-esteem can be dramatically improved in a child who, with guidance and encouragement of his parents, commits himself to the task of personal self-development.
Another important factor contributing to a child’s self-esteem is discipline. Discipline can be described as any instruction or training that corrects or molds a person’s mental faculties and moral character. Children raised without discipline have lower self-esteem and tend to be more dependent, achieve less, and feel that they have less control over their world. Proper discipline can be the means of creating a safe, supportive environment where learning can take place. Discipline begins with a good relationship between the parent and the child, in which the child knows exactly what is expected of him, and knows the consequences of misbehaving are reasonable and predictable. Children need and want to know what is expected of them. They thrive on the image of themselves achieving that expectation. They anticipate the approval they will receive. It is this expectation and approval that motivates a child to learn to read or learn multiplication tables. Not only does approval motivate a child, it also gives him something to take along with him: A sense of being worthy.
Life Changing Benefits of Martial Arts
- Improved Self Image and Self Esteem
- Increased Self Confidence and Positive Attitude
- Greater Self-Discipline and a “Can Do” Attitude
- Improved Concentration, Work and Study Habits
- Stress Reduction and Increased Levels of relaxation
- Improved Reflexes and Coordination
- Increased Energy Level
- Improved Appearance and Muscle Tone
- Increased Strength and Stamina
- Better Balance and Body Awareness
- Improved Flexibility
- Weight Loss
- Better overall Health and Longevity
The confidence that you are able to protect yourself and your loved ones, should a life threatening situation arise.