Martial arts are unlike any other sport. Sports like baseball and football are played to be won. Jiu jitsu and other martial arts are all about conquering the self and pushing the boundaries of who you are. At Katharo Training Center’s Jiu Jitsu school, we believe that personal development is central to the study of martial arts. We are not just teaching kids how to fight. We are teaching them to be better human being and push their limits, as well as how to defend themselves. Let’s look at some of the intrinsic benefits our students gain at our martial arts school in Denver.
A Boost of Self Confidence
Studying martial arts can significantly improve kids’ self-confidence and self-worth. They learn to understand the true potential of their bodies and push their limits. They learn respect and how to look their opponent in the eye. They learn how to voice their concerns respectfully while standing up for themselves. Studying disciplines like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have helped shy kids discover their inner courage. If your child is being picked on or even just having trouble relating to others, martial arts can help them discover their voice and confidence.
Honing Discipline to Develop the Mind
Discipline is another developmental benefit to studying martial arts. A 2004 scientific study on ADD/ADHD revealed that regular practice of a self-defense markedly improved students’ grades and classroom participation. It showed benefits that simple exercise did not. This is because the study of martial arts is as much about philosophy and discipline as it is about training.
Stop in at Katharo Training Center and observe a class. Bring your child and have them meet an instructor. We teach more than just how to defend yourself at our dojang. We believe that the martial arts is as much about the mind as it is about the body. Let us help your child harvest their ultimate potential.