Why Martial Arts Are Great for Your Child’s Mental Health
The current generation of young people are having to deal with things that none of the generations before have ever had to. Covid-associated social distancing has impacted their education, as well as their ability to socialise with their friends and peers. Turn on the news and you’ll hear lots about the pandemic, as Covid-19 is dominating the media and it has for months.
What we’re not seeing in the news, however, is the severity of this impact on our children’s mental health and you may already know that it is having a profound impact. Coronavirus has really left its mark, knocking the confidence of children and their overall sense of wellbeing.
The good news is that there is an antidote to this malaise and it comes in the form of martial arts training at Tring Martial Arts Academy. Our structured martial arts courses offer social contact and much, much more to help children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Let’s take a look at just some of the ways in which martial arts can help.
Martial Arts Boost Self-Confidence
There’s no doubt that martial arts look impressive when viewed as a spectator and when a child masters even just one of the disciplines, it can do wonders for their levels of confidence. Learning a new set of skills or progressing to a new belt provides a real sense of achievement, which in turn, boosts self-esteem.
Martial Arts Provide Endorphin-Boosting Exercise
The value of exercise is not news, but it’s more important now than ever. Social restrictions have limited the ability of children to exercise dramatically and this means they don’t get enough of those mood-lifting endorphins that help to support mental health.
Tring Martial Arts provide ample opportunity for this exercise and in our experience, kids can’t wait to get out on that mat and expend some of that pent-up energy.
Martial Arts Teach Focus & Discipline
Another aspect of martial arts that enables it to help support your child’s mental health is in the way that it teaches self-discipline and focus. Many children have suffered during lockdown with a lack of direction and focus from not being in school and even though they’ve returned to the classroom, have struggled to get it back.
One of the central pillars of martial arts teaching deals with a person’s ability to maintain self-control and be disciplined. This allows people in adverse situations – like lockdown – to be more resilient and much more likely to come out the other side happy and balanced.
Support Your Child’s With Mental Today
It’s more important than ever to support your child’s mental health, as the pandemic has put so much strain on their wellbeing. Martial arts provides them with the resilience they need and it teaches lessons that will stay with them for their entire lives. What they learn in the dojo will guide your child’s hand positively at every step.
As well as mental resilience, martial arts training provides children with the building blocks for a successful life and it’s a really fun experience to boot. What’s more, kids in this kind of nurturing environment tend to make strong bonds with other students, helping them make some really good friends along the way.
Whichever way you look at it, martial arts for children is a win-win-win-win equation for kids and parents alike. Certainly worth a try, wouldn’t you say?
Find out how to boost your child’s mental health by contacting us at www.tringmartialarts.com or by calling Tring Martial Arts Academy on 01442 795001.