Did you know that taking private lessons significantly improves both the effectiveness and speed with which your child learns martial arts? Everyone, children included, learns in their own way and at their own pace. We all face challenges and sometimes need a little extra help to reach our goals and be the best we can possibly be. Supplementing your group classes with private lessons is a great way to get one on one attention and help you improve faster – much faster!
Here at Total Dojo kids martial arts we have seen many children reach a point where they are frustrated with a certain technique. In some this creates determination, in others it discourages them. As adults we understand that frustration is a sign of learning and growth but for children sometimes all it takes it to get over these hurdles is a little bit of extra attention and we have seen numerous times how positively children respond in a private lesson.
Another key area for children is developing their confidence. By practising with their instructor without their peers watching they can develop belief in themselves and this quickly transfers back into their group classes. Before you know it they’ll be at the top of the class, motivated, confident and leading the way.
There are many ways you can use private lessons. For some they are useful in the run up to a grading to brush up on their techniques. It could be after a grading and you want to know what you need to work on for the next one and give yourself extra time to do it. Other times its helpful to get a little extra help on difficult techniques to develop confidence. It may be that you or your child have a specific goal you would like to work towards. And it can be used as an awesome bonding exercise between parent and child. By getting focused attention a private lesson can really help you whatever your reason.