Though some might think of Martial Arts as a gateway to violence, it actually plenty of benefits to help your child develop social skills. Read on to find out how it can help
For children who are bullied, school becomes a very scary place where they feel vulnerable. Millions of children worldwide experience this on a daily basis, leaving their parents feeling helpless because they are unable to protect their child. The solution? Enrolling their child in a martial arts program.
Martial arts not only teaches a child how to defend her/himself in the presence of a bully, but how to avoid compromising situations that might lead to bullying as well. Through martial arts, your child will also learn important life lessons that they can use all the way up to adulthood.
Today, we share 7 Ways Martial Arts Guarantees Your Child Will Be Bully-Proof.
1) Because he has confidence
With each martial arts class comes a new goal to achieve in the form of techniques and specific drills. Fulfilling these goals reassures each student that he is capable of achieving anything he puts his mind to. There’s no doubt that this helps build confidence in a child.
A bully will always target a child who appears weak and unsure. The self-confidence a child receives from martial arts will help him feel more secure which makes him less vulnerable to bullying.
2) Because she is disciplined
In every class, a martial arts instructor reinforces the importance of discipline. Tasks as simple as standing in line and waiting for your turn to attending class consistently teaches discipline. This provides a child a firm structure of what’s right and wrong.
The child who practices martial arts knows her limits. She knows what actions can trigger a bully and therefore avoids those at all costs. She understands that when faced with a bully, she must manage her own behavior to prevent the situation from worsening.
3) Because he shows respect
From the time your child steps on the mats, he is taught how to show respect to his instructors and peers. Simple body language like a bow, a fist bump or even a high-five shows mutual respect and admiration. This teaches your child how to treat others, regardless of whether they are friends or not.
When a child shows respect for others, he also shows how much he respects himself. This also means he is less likely to be bullied. He understands that respect is a basic human right and that no one deserves to be mistreated.
A few more reasons on the next page!