There are SO many martial arts schools in the Katy and Richmond area! Do you ever wonder why? Well, martial arts schools do a lot more than just teaching students how to kick and punch. There are actually a LOT of great benefits for kids in martial arts classes! Here are 4 hidden benefits that we hear most often from our parents here at Fort Bend TaeKwonDo.
Hidden Benefit No. 1: “Structured” Physical Activity
Notice we didn’t just say “physical activity”! It is easy for moms/dads to take their kids to the playground and watch them have free time for an hour or so. But not our parents – they have invested in something far more valuable for their kids! Our classes are made with the brain in mind and are therefore structured so that we are able to deliver the most up to date information, in a manner that each age group can retain. So not only are our students getting the physical exercise they need stay fit and healthy; they are getting the intellectual stimulation they need to help them stay sharp at school!
Hidden Benefit No. 2: Socially Positive Stress Relief
There is no doubt that the pressures of school academics and social pressures weigh on our kids, releasing lots of cortisol which is retroactive to leading an emotionally stable lifestyle. This can be seen especially during back to school seasons. But the good news is that even after a stressful or busy day, our students are able to come to our taekwondo classes where we have built a community in which they can feel safe, confident, and free to be themselves. Many students also create friendships here that will last a lifetime as well!
Hidden Benefit No. 3: Powerful Positive Role Models
We are very proud that parents choose us to be positive role models in their children’s lives. We take that seriously – which is why each of our instructors is trained to use the SKILLZ system. SKILLZ allows us to understand each individual physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
Hidden Benefit No. 4: Little “wins” add up
We all want our kids to have huge goals, and to achieve them. At Fort Bend TaeKwonDo, our students learn that each major win is accomplished through smaller victories. Every class, our students work hard to achieve a small goal, which leads up to a bigger goal of earning a new belt rank. This cycle continues to be reinforced and eventually they will know the elation that comes when they have their first black belt tied around their waist. This lesson is valuable beyond words and will help each child for many years in the future.
We hope this has been informational! Please let us know if you have any questions!