Going to school a new year should be exciting. New clothes, new friends, new teachers and new school supplies are things that most kids get excited about when joining a new school. However, a child can be a victim of bullying in the school. Kids are filled with anxiety more than anticipation. xMartial arts have great benefits and can ease all these problems and help your child when settling in a new school/year, today we share 4 ways martial arts can help your child in a new school.
Martial arts develop social and interaction skills
Once your child goes to school a new year, he or she needs to interact with other kids to make new friends. Often, during martial art classes, student need to interact with each other. Whether it’s in light sparring or practicing drills, they have to interact. During the interaction, your child build social and interaction skill which helps them to socialize and interact with others.
Martial arts teaches discipline and perseverance
Perseverance and discipline are perhaps the most important lessons your child will learn in a martial art class. In a new year at school, your child will encounter trials and tribulation. These are difficult times that your child needs great willpower and determination to overcome. Because martial arts pushes your child’s body, mind and spirit to the limit, it helps your child with a healthy amount of discipline and perseverance which they can use in school.
Martial arts build confidence
Walking into a new environment, meeting new kids and teachers is not easy. The same way you feel when walking into an office or job is the same way your child feels when talking to a new school. Just as you need confidence to walk and work in a new environment, so does your child. Martial arts help your child develop a solid sense of confidence within themselves.
Martial arts build defensive skills
At home, your child is safe, but when to school in a new year, you never know what to expect. Many parents and children have been victims of bullying. Though martial arts don’t teach kids to be violent, the techniques might come in handy when your child is being bullied in school. They will be able to stay calm when provoked and also to defend themselves when things get out of hand.