Let’s talk about some of the top benefits for practicing Martial Arts – specifically for 5- and 6-year olds!
Children this age are in a unique growth period in their life. They are refined in their gross motor skills, but need to develop an appropriate level intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially. Martial Arts can help in each of these areas.
Five- and 6-year-olds learn at a rapid pace – but, they typically have a hard time retaining information beyond three commands. Martial Arts teaches them how to demonstrate great focus by processing a large amount of information at one time and showing great memory by retaining four or more commands at once while staying in order.
Physically, 5- and 6-year olds have a basic foundation for leg, arm, core, and abdominal development, but still lack a lot of strength. Martial Arts helps them build good balance by not falling down kicking for high reps, by showing good control of their body while keeping it in motion, and by demonstrating fitness by applying good technique to exercises.
Five- and 6-year-olds are still learning to regulate their emotions, and will often act silly, or bouncy, when nervous or excited. Martial Arts teaches them how to have discipline when working with their peers, and demonstrate confidence when performing under pressure.
Socially, 5- and 6-year-olds enjoy the spotlight, but tend to lack proper sportsmanship. Martial Arts teaches them how to have teamwork in competitive situations and how show self-control when it’s not their turn.
There are many more benefits to Martial Arts for 5- and 6-year olds. Here at Fort Bend TaeKwonDo, our goal is to help all of our students reach their full potential. If you’d like additional information, please be sure to contact us by commenting below, messaging us, calling us at 281-599-3331 or e-mailing us at [email protected]. You can also read more on our website, fortbendtkd.com.