Do you want to get your child involved in a sport that will stress fitness, discipline, and respect—all at the same time? If so, then enrolling your son or daughter in a children’s martial arts class at Canberra’s Kyodo Shuho Karate is just what you need. Taught by a team of instructors who boast a combined 70 years of experience, our courses will instil your kids with values that they will continue to carry and benefit from for many years to come.
Understanding the Advantages of Kids Martial Arts Classes
Of course, there are plenty of ways to get your kids involved with out-of-school activities, or to encourage your children to be active. Why should you choose kids martial arts classes in Canberra over these other options? What benefits make martial arts unique? Here are just a few of the benefits that we deliver to our students at Kyodo Shuho Karate:
- Regular Exercise: It used to be easier to get our kids to play outside, or to encourage impromptu games and sports between them and their friends. These days, it’s a little harder, with so many screens and other digital distractions vying for kids’ time and attention. These distractions, unfortunately, are eating away at the hour-plus that kids are supposed to spend exercising every day. Martial arts provide plenty of opportunities for kids to get their heart rates up and build muscle strength and bone strength. However, because karate courses also have a social element and engage the mind in a very concentrated fashion, they don’t feel the same as other types of exercise for most kids. Instead, the time flies by as quickly as it does with any video game or TV show.
- Concentration and Respect: Children’s martial arts classes at Canberra’s Kyodo Shuho Karate are not a free for all. On the contrary, our courses demand attention, concentration, discipline, and respect. Kids must pay attention to their instructors to learn new forms, kicks, and blocks. They must concentrate on mastering these skills for themselves. They must also show respect to their teachers and fellow classmates. Learning these attributes is huge for any child, and can lead to more personal responsibility, better performance in school and better behaviour across the board. It’s no wonder parents love enrolling their kids in martial arts courses.
- Self-Esteem: Being a kid can be tough, especially for someone who maybe doesn’t feel like he fits in with his classmates at school. At Kyodo Shuho Karate, our courses stress confidence and self-esteem. With classes that are both age and skill specific, it’s easy for kids to feel like they fit in with their classmates here—even if they don’t get that feeling at school. Learning self defence skills can also give children the confidence to stand up to bullies and be themselves—values that every kid needs to learn.
Get Involved with Kids Martial Arts in Canberra
Are you interested in enrolling your child in kids martial arts in Canberra? If so, we would love the opportunity to tell you more about the programs we offer at Kyodo Shuho Karate. To get in touch, give us a call today on either 0430 983 176 or (02) 6280 4912.