Holiday season has arrived, and that means it’s time for parents to pick out the perfect gift for their child to have a memorable Christmas. Getting a new bike or new toy may seem like the go-to gift, but getting your child karate lessons may be the greatest gift of all. Every parent wants the best for their child – here are a few reasons why karate makes the best holiday gift for your child:
- Build confidence and discipline
Some parents have the misconception that martial arts encourages violence in children, but the truth is karate teaches children that violence is not the answer and that their skills should only be used as self defense. Karate actually helps to increase confidence and discipline in children, as it helps to build an aura of strength and children need to respect their Sensei and follow their instructions diligently during classes.
- Increase self control
Other than building confidence and discipline, karate classes also help children develop their self control abilities. As karate involves carrying out punches and kicks with precision, this helps children increase focus and control over their bodies. However, at Urban Martial Arts we recommend enrolling children who have a minimum amount of self control, otherwise they may have trouble getting through an entire class.
- Teach them self defense
One of the most common issues that parents worry about is bullying – as school is an environment where parents cannot fully protect their children, it is important for children to learn basic self defense skills to prepare them for an encounter with a bully. Children who enroll in karate classes tend to be more confident, which is a valuable trait to have when faced with bullies.
- Develop leadership skills
At Urban Martial Arts, we teach students to be leaders, not followers. As karate includes rising through a series of belt ranks, experienced students become a role model for newer students and hence learn the importance of helping others in need.
- Develop more respect for others
One of the core principles of karate is principle and respect – other than developing technical skills, children also learn the philosophy behind the martial arts form. As children interact with others in karate classes, they learn to respect themselves and respect each other.
One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is valuable personality traits that will help them excel in life in the future. While material goods provide a temporary sense of happiness, the core principles children learn from karate are permanent and help provide them with a positive guide to life.
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