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The Benefits of Martial Arts for Your Child

Among the benefits of Martial Arts are discipline and self-control, always worked on in class. In general, when parents think about enrolling their children in some form of Martial Art, they only have an idea of what this sporting practice means, which goes far beyond fighting and balance movements. The benefits of martial arts for […]


In 19 of April of 2018

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Among the benefits of Martial Arts are discipline and self-control, always worked on in class.

In general, when parents think about enrolling their children in some form of Martial Art, they only have an idea of what this sporting practice means, which goes far beyond fighting and balance movements. The benefits of martial arts for your child are so many and so important that they deserve an article especially aimed at them. Check it out!

What is a Martial Art?
A Martial Art is a discipline, both physical and mental, that aims at developing practitioners of all ages to a superior level. Its benefits include the spheres of mental, spiritual and physical enhancement – including exercise.

Most popular and practiced Martial Arts
Knowing more about some martial arts will help parents and students choose which one best suits their goals. Check out:
Judo: Very popular in Brazil, especially among children, judo practice brings inner balance and communion with what is around the individual, integrating both spheres.
Jiu-jitsu: So popular in the country, jiu-jitsu is considered a Japan-Brazilian Martial Art (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). Its practice benefits personal defense by using leverage techniques and movements that are performed primarily on the ground.
Karate: In addition to bringing many universal sports benefits, karate still makes the child more sociable because it teaches concepts of respect, friendship, companionship, and patience.
Tai Chi Chuan: This Martial Art helps children, in a playful and very healthy way, to understand and recognize their own body and its many possibilities of movement. It expands the bond of the little ones with the cycles and energies of nature.

Benefits of Martial Arts for Your Child`s Health
In general, the main benefit is the development of healthy social and psychological behavior, diminishing even certain rude and violent attitudes, as well as the advantages that a sports practice brings to the body. Breaking down these benefits, we have that martial arts:

Improve discipline and self-control: During martial arts classes, children need to be attentive and pay close attention to the movements taught by the teacher. For this reason, discipline and self-control are constantly worked on in class. The techniques applied are capable of stimulating such traits early on;
Stimulate childlike curiosity: Martial arts can sharpen the perception of all the senses and also the awareness that the body can perform diverse movements. This activity opens a wide range of opportunities and from its practice children develop and discover many skills;
They shy away from shyness and shame: From the beginning of class, children understand that exposure in this practice is natural and that it will happen to the whole group. Over time, they lose their fear and insecurity. That is because they feel more comfortable every day in a world that is dominated by respect;
Combat sedentarism and childhood obesity: As a physical activity, Martial Arts strengthen numerous muscle groups simultaneously, each of which has a different impact on the child`s body. There are so many benefits that, over the years, they have turned into sports activities. Already, childhood obesity is a growing and worrying issue, as obese children are more likely to contract various chronic diseases, including high blood pressure and diabetes. Martial Arts are a way to combat and prevent obesity in a fun way and create a habit of exercising that will be for life;
Promote physical development: Martial Arts improves elasticity, motor coordination and body balance. Together, all these benefits will help the child, when taking a fall during exercise, get up and regain composure.

Thus, we can imagine that if the student learns to act like this during a match, it will also be easier to act that way in life as well, since challenges affect the mind and body emotionally.

 

 
Integral training
The Swiss-Brazilian School of Curitiba offers several extracurricular activities, among them judo. Learn more here or schedule a visit: (41) 3525 9100.

 

Fonte: Faz Fácil; Saúde Plena; Pumpkin.