If you’re thinking of getting your child involved in a sport or pastime that not only offers fitness and discipline but is also a lot of fun, why not enrol them in a martial arts class at TMAA. Not only will they be mixing with like-minded kids, but they will also be picking up invaluable life skills that will put them on a great path for their future years.
Its more than just a sport!
In a time where children seem more interested in Tweeting, and the latest online gaming releases, isn’t it nice to know that there is a martial arts class near you that can help them to live a more balanced life? Of course, the sporting side of martial arts is one of the reasons why it is so popular today. There are so many
styles to choose from including Karate, Judo, Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu. But martial arts bring a lot more to the table as far as participation is concerned. No matter what style your child decides to learn, they will be picking up a set of skills, including discipline and respect, that will help them to navigate their way through life with greater ease; just the type of respect that the older generation used to instil in their children, but with a lot more exercise included!
Its healthy and so much fun!
Nowadays the news is full of stories about diabetes, childhood obesity and teens who simply take no exercise. In May 2015, for example, the BBC reported that, in the last decade or so, more than 30% of 6 to 10-year olds were overweight. Martial arts provide a solution that is both enjoyable and healthy, no matter what your age. There is no such thing as being too young for martial arts; most schools welcome kids from the age of 4 without any issues.
You will see a marked difference once your child starts coming to classes twice a week, and don’t be surprised if they start asking for more healthy food as a result They can also take part in tournaments, and regular gradings are usually part and parcel of the whole experience. Your child will also be making new friends, and you may even find that they start to forget about their online gaming crowd – because martial arts is so much more fun!
Why so popular?
We’ve given a number of great reasons why there are more children participating in martial arts than ever before, but a few more may help:
- The well thought out curriculum helps to focus a student’s mind and gives them realistic goals and objectives to aim for.
- Learning martial arts is fairly easy in the beginning, and they will find it friendly; a real bonding experience awaits new students.
- Learning the various skills that make up each style of martial arts will teach your child levels of commitment and motivation that other sports simply cannot hope to provide.
- Each martial arts school and their respective instructor will treat your child as an individual; there is no pressure placed on them to achieve their targets in a specific time.
To find out more about the classes offered at Tring Martial Arts Academy see our website and while you are there why not reserve your first class with one of our trial memberships, you could even claim a free uniform OR a pair of Gloves!