First impressions of a martial arts class show the obvious physical benefits; however, the benefits run much deeper. Underlying life skills taught within class prove the wide benefits of learning a martial art.
On CONFIDENCE and BULLYING:
Because martial art instructors teach the use of physical force, inversely instructors must teach self control, courtesy, respect, and when to walk away.
Excerpts from our Student Creed:
“Never to be abusive or defense…” & “Use common sense before self defense…”
Further, if kids lack confidence, they project signals of being weak and an easy target. If kids project confidence, they do not appear as an unsuspecting target to the bully.
Strong + confident = kind. If kids are not strong and confident, kids will likely not be gentle. Think about the saying, “walk softly, but carry a big stick.”
One of the first things taught is a polite greeting: looking one in the eye, shaking hands, etc. This also shows confidence and being sure of one’s self.
On WORK ETHIC:
Low confidence and failure work together. They are linear.
As confidence improves, kids are more likely to be successful.
Simply teaching a child to stand up straight, stand still, sit still, etc teaches them how to focus. This carries over to school.
We sincerely hope we can share these benefits with your family.
The CMA El Paso Team.