Enrolling a child in a martial arts class can be a way to help instill the discipline that involves fun and mastering a difficult set of skills by participating in rituals that encourage respect, concentration, and focus. The process followed during a typical training session involves bowing to one’s teacher as a form of respect, standing quietly while awaiting instructions, and following instructions. The repeated process helps to instill discipline in the child by practice.
Any form of martial arts is a difficult discipline that is hard to learn. Each step in learning an exercise or a fighting maneuver should be something that will instill pride in the student and satisfaction in the teacher. By becoming more skilled in a martial art the student will gain discipline almost by osmosis. The more discipline he or she obtains, the easier it is to learn. The process is called a virtuous circle that feeds on itself.
Some evidence exists that a martial arts training regimen can be of benefit for children with ADHD by instilling self-control and concentration. Behaviors picked up in a martial arts class are often translated to improved behavior elsewhere, especially in school.
At the end of the training, the undisciplined person has become someone who is not controlled by passions but is in control of them. This quality is a greater gift even than a better ability to handle oneself in a violent situation.
If you're looking to enroll your child in a martial arts class, look no further than the team at Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts today.