Martial Arts is well known for improving confidence in children. But many people mistake confidence for arrogance. Confidence is not about being better than others or showing off. It comes from a self belief and a respect for others and is one of the many things parents say martial arts has given their child. Just take a look at our testimonials.
So how does martial arts help? Here are 5 ways to get you started:
1. Goal Setting
By setting goals and then achieving them children learn they can do anything they set their mind to. They are rewarded for their achievement and this helps build their self belief. We are all more confident when we are know we can do it.
2. Roles Models
Having positive roles models helps children learn how to act and interact with the world around them. Martial Arts instructors are roles models that kids really look up to and want to emulate.
3. Praise and Encouragement
You know from your own experience that you feel more self confident when you are praised or encouraged. At Martial Arts classes children are constantly praised for good behaviour and performance and this creates a constructive cycle as they try to do even better in all areas of their life.
4. Body Language and Posture
Martial arts lessons will help teach your child about good posture and body language – key ingredients in self confidence. Making proper eye contact and standing tall are just part of every lesson and will carry over into all areas of your child’s life.
5. Positive Mental Attitude
Good kids martial arts classes will teach the importance of a positive mental attitude. Telling yourself you can’t do something is a sure route to failure so children are taught to use positive language to help them achieve their targets. They won’t be beaten before they even start!
I could go on but the best thing to do if you want to help your child develop self confidence is come along and try out a class. That way you can see for yourself how positive martial arts can be for your children and how quickly their self confidence will take off.
Take us up on a free week trial by calling us or using the contact form. I look forward to helping your child become the best they can be.
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