According to a study of BMC Psychology, the participation of individuals in martial arts lessons impact their mental health in a more positive way.
Now, if you're a parent and you're thinking of enrolling your kid(s) in a martial arts class, you would probably ask - What is the best martial art for my kid(s)? Making a choice could be really burdensome or pressuring, especially if it involves your kid(s). Whichever decisions, you would always want to think of how it would affect the children.
Now back to the question, what is the best martial arts for kids?
Now since there are so many types of martial arts, it could really confusing. This is why it is very important to know how to choose which is suitable for your kid(s). Here are 3 of the best martial arts that you can enrol your kid(s) in.
This is one of the most popular martial arts and usually one of the most preferred martial arts by parents partly because of the many benefits that kids gain from practicing this martial art.
When your kid(s) start practicing Taekwondo, he or she develops more muscle strength, balance and flexibility. Aside from the discipline that your kid can learn, it’s also a great martial art for the kids to learn how to be a good sport. In fact, a study from Bangor University concluded that kids learn and improve their cognitive control, how they focus, developing kicks as well as how they associate with others.
Karate is also one of the most accepted and practiced forms of martial arts around the world. While many adults use this martial art, kids can also learn them.
The principles of Karate teaches kids that there is really no other enemy than himself or herself. This is why children are taught to focus on spiritual development, self-control, patience and discipline. Kids can take advantage of full-body moves, and training focuses on blocks, strikes, punches and other moves.
Wrestling is very similar to judo. There are no striking or kicking involved but will definitely get your kids in excellent shape.
This is an excellent choice if you want your kids to train martial arts but at the same time, avoid the hitting, punching and kicking.
There are many benefits that your kids can gain from practicing martial arts.
They get to develop not just their bodies but their minds as well. Aside from these things, kids are also prepared for real-life situations where they could put into practice what they have actually learned.
Parents can feel at ease knowing that no matter where their kids are, they will know how to defend themselves.
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About the Author:
Colton Woodard is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Kuniba Kai Karate Do and holds the title of Kyoshi as well. He loves to teach Karate, Kobudo, and Iaido and considers himself a lifetime student in pursuit of self improvement in both Martial Arts and in Character. Colton loves to visit Japan and speaks conversational Japanese and can write quite a few Kanji. He is a Karate competitor and coach and loves to exercise and make new memories with people all over the world.
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