Kids Martial Arts Programs in Houston, Texas
Martial Arts And Your Child’s Future
When most people hear the term “martial arts”, images of Bruce Lee or Jean Claude Van Damme pop into their heads. If they hear “mixed martial arts” or “MMA” thoughts of Royce Gracie, Anderson Silva or Conor McGregor come to mind. Less common is the image of the humble warrior and disciplined pupil who exudes grace and respect. The dedicated and focused black belt engaged and committed to mastery of his art. Or how about the image of the student, drenched in sweat working tirelessly to perfect her technique even though she is exhausted? Yet, this is the reality of what it means to be a true martial artist. And it is precisely why children who practice martial arts are more confident, disciplined and respectful than almost any other peer group.
Martial Arts, taught by a competent instructor in the right school, teaches a child to overcome stress in a controlled and safe environment. While learning the finer details of a technique and pushing through physical challenges, a martial arts student becomes prepared for the challenges that await him as an adult. Sadly, many adults reach the age where they ought to be independent and resourceful but are anything but that. Even a college degree is not always enough to prepare a young man or women for the challenges that lie ahead. By training the body and the mind week after week, a shy, distracted and unmotivated child will slowly transform into a confident leader. The same child making poor grades in school with no goals to speak of can become a shining example of human potential. I have witnessed this miracle countless times. And it is why I will continue to share this gift with as many parents and students as I can for as long as I can.
Goals for a child vary greatly from one parent to another. But they nearly all share the desire to create happy and healthy children who carry within them a sense of purpose. The world is changing at an alarming pace and the skills that are taught in the martial arts are more relevant now than ever before. With advancements in technology the world looks very different than it did just a decade ago. Many of these changes are positive, but not all of them. For example, cyber bullying and teenage suicide are still on the rise. Also, easy access to social media and the Internet create a dopamine fueled and distracted population. The skills taught in the martial arts are more relevant now than ever before.
Predicting the future is impossible. All we know for certain is that we can’t “know for certain” what tomorrow will bring. But we can arm the future generation with the resilience to adapt to change and live a positive and meaningful life.
At Team Tooke Martial Arts Academy our kids program consists of so much more than self-defense and Jiu-jitsu techniques. In addition to our world-class martial arts instructors, we teach a complete character enrichment program. This interactive program includes fun homework assignments, reading material, public speaking practice and more…plus lots of fun and realistic martial arts training. We also have an amazing adult and family program and encourage families to train together whenever possible. To schedule a free 30-Day Trial for the whole family please call 281-955-7300.
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Did you know that Martial Arts is 10 times better than team sports in developing a child’s self-esteem and confidence? See if our program is right for your child!