Parents, Why chose martial arts?
One of the central tenets of all forms of the martial arts is an absolute focus on self-discipline. Today’s kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification that lessons in self-restraint and discipline aren’t always easy to come by. Kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential self-discipline is.
Boosts Socialization Skills
Kids who don’t always thrive in highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people and make new friends when they’re in a room filled with peers who share a common interest. The kids on the playground may not always have much common ground, but devotees to the martial arts are able to get to know one another through shared pursuits. Partner-driven training can also foster camaraderie, as they force kids to pair off and build their skills together.
Encourages Physical Activity
Limiting screen-time is a great idea when it comes to getting kids off the couch and encouraging them to be more active, but it only goes so far. Enrolling an inactive child in such a physically demanding pastime not only discourages the sedentary lifestyle she’s used to, but also gives her an enjoyable activity that inspires her to keep moving.
Learn to Set and Achieve Goals
Most forms of martial arts are based around an accomplishment system of colored belts that signify the wearer’s degree of skill. When your child strives toward each new belt, he’s learning valuable lessons about setting and reaching his goals.
Confidence comes with achievement, so your child’s self-esteem level will get a boost with every new move he masters and every belt he earns. Kids who struggle with a low sense of self-worth usually become more confident as time progresses while they’re enrolled in a martial arts class.
Instills a Sense of Respect
Learning any Songahm Taekwondo will require your child to show her instructor unflinching respect. Today’s kid culture doesn’t always include respect for authority, adults or those in advanced positions. When she goes to her Songahm Taekwondo class, though, your child will be learning lessons in respect along with new moves.
Encourages Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
Thinking that martial arts instruction promotes violent behavior is justified if your only experience with the activity comes from television or movies. In fact, many defensive styles teach kids peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasize the importance of avoiding a phsyical altercation.
Improving Listening Skills
In order to master the skills she’s being taught and advance through the belt ranks, your child will have to exercise superior listening skills. Kids who aren’t always adept when it comes to paying attention to what they’re told can benefit from the verbal instruction and one-on-one work in her classroom.
Develops Teamwork Skills
Whether he’s breaking boards to get a new belt or sparring in a practice setting to master a new maneuver, there are few things that your child does in his martial arts classes that will be done on his own. Working together to learn new things and accomplish goals is an important life lesson for kids to learn, and instruction in the martial arts can help your child learn that lesson.
Improvement in Other Areas of Life
The benefits of martial arts training don’t end in the classroom. The boost in confidence, increased fitness level and new cooperation skills will also help your child navigate the academic and social aspects of school, affect his behavior at home and have an all-around good influence on him as he develops into an adult.
To teach your child to be safe, follow instructions, and improve concentration and socialization in a fun, positive atmosphere. What your child will Experience with Vigilance Martial Arts fast-paced, fun-filled classes are approximately 30 minutes long. The goal of the Little Dragons Program is to learn through having fun in structured and safe Martial Arts classes. In this program, we understand that each child learns and grows differently. Each child moves at his or her own pace and can feel the satisfaction of a personal victory. Classes become more challenging as each child demonstrates the readiness to accept more complex skill. The Vigilance Martial Arts formula for our Little Dragons is the perfect choice for your preschooler or kindergartner. Your child will have fun while learning developmental skills, all within a safe, healthy and exciting environment. Our program works unlike any other children’s activity simply because it has the perfect blend of fun and learning.
Results You Can Expect
- Increases attention span
- Builds confidence
- Increases hand-eye coordination and motor skills
- Develops sharing and social skills
- Decreases parent separation anxiety
Your child’s classes will be led by a professional specially trained to provide motivational instruction. Each instructor is carefully selected and undergoes extensive testing to receive certification credentials. Instructors are required to be recertified on a regular basis to assure your child receives the highest quality of instruction.
All classes are led by a professional specially trained to provide motivational instruction. Each instructor is carefully selected and undergoes extensive testing to receive certification credentials. Instructors are required to be recertified on a regular basis to assure your child receives the highest quality of instruction.
Just like in the Karate Kids program, Little Dragons have their own unique victory bag tag and “Victory Stars.” Stars are earned in the same way as the Karate Kids program, with slight modifications in recognition of the preschool age of the child. For instance, one of the ways a child can receive a Victory Star is by parents recording the child’s good deeds on a Good Deed Sheet and turning it into the instructor. Four different colored victory patches are available to accommodate all the stars that can be earned by a high