4 Ways Martial Arts Can Help Kids Getting Back To School
Going back to school in 2021 is a different experience than most kids are used to. This year will present new challenges for kids and parents alike. Many kids have been isolating and attending virtual school for many months now and as a result are having a difficult time adjusting socially as well as physically. So, how can martial arts help your child adjust to this new paradigm?
Unlike school, kids in our martial arts programs at American Top Team Fort Lauderdale train together in the same classes for years and as a result, develop long-lasting friendships that don’t change when they change classes, grades or schools. The kids are routinely paired up with someone of similar age and size to drill techniques and are forced to work together to accomplish common goals. As time goes on, the newer student gains experience and eventually helps the newer students that come in after. As they train more and gain experience they can also earn new belts that reflect their hard work and newfound knowledge. This gains them respect among their peers and builds a sense of confidence that is beneficial in every aspect of their life outside the mat, including school.
A great benefit of our martial arts programs is they are not seasonal like other sports and they are not dependent on good weather. So the classes take place rain or shine and are available during periods when kids are going to school or during their summer and winter breaks. This allows the kids to stay in a healthy routine that maintains their social skills and physical fitness.
Health and Fitness:
Unfortunately, due to increased isolation and social distancing the past year and a half, many kids have lived increasingly sedentary lifestyles, trading sports and outdoor activities for video games. The truth is physical exercise has many benefits for our immune system, which is our first line of defense against viruses and colds. These include flushing bacteria out of your lungs and airways (especially important when combatting respiratory infections), promoting good circulation and helping your body’s white blood cells and antibodies combat disease. This is why more people now than ever are prioritizing their health and fitness.
The confidence kids gain from working hard and accomplishing goals through the gaining of new skills translates to every aspect of their life, including school. The discipline and respect they learn on the mats also becomes very useful in the classroom.
These are just a few of the reasons many parents are signing their kids up for martial arts classes during their return to the 2021 school year. Come try a class and give your kids a fighting chance at being the best version of themselves. We can’t wait to see you here!
Back to School In 2021: 4 Ways Martial Arts Can Help in Fort Lauderdale
Going back to school in 2021 is a different experience than most kids are used to. This year will present new challenges for kids and
parents alike. Many kids have been isolating and attending virtual school for many months now and as a result are having a difficult time adjusting socially as well as physically. So, how can martial arts help your child adjust to this new paradigm?