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Most of the best gymnasts started out when they were young. This gives them the advantage of having become familiar with the equipment all of their lives and to perfect their moves. Children and toddlers can benefit much by starting out in gymnastics very early.

Enroll Your Child

Classes are available in gymnastics for toddlers to help them get started. There is so much that can be learned in class and all of it is for the betterment and further development of your child.

Develop Their Social Behavior

An important lesson for toddlers is to learn how to get along with others. The classes are taught by instructors who know the lessons that children need to learn, and they give them good instruction in how to respect others and get along with them.

Benefits of Gymnastics

Instead of letting your child play with toys all day or watch TV, they can get ahead by the things learned from gymnastics. This includes things like coordination, muscle and strength development, and improved health. It will also help them develop strong bones and give them increased flexibility.

Another great benefit is that the exercise helps them burn energy and keeps them in good shape. Parents will not need to worry about them becoming overweight.

They also learn to do new things, and some things that will increase their self-confidence. This helps them to be willing to do even more, and it is great preparation for the next classes.

In addition, the child also learns self-discipline. They learn to control themselves, and they learn how to listen to their instructor, which will also help them listen to teachers in school as they get older.

Health Benefits

When it comes to the health benefits, it is important to know that a good exercise program, such as they will get in this sport, will help to prevent disease. The healthier a person is, the less likely they are to develop serious diseases such as diabetes, asthma, obesity, heart disease, and cancer. They also will learn the important of eating right.

Milestones

At each level, children learn more and get opportunities to demonstrate their ability. Teachers are very positive and encourage students to do the various activities and get better at them.

Social Development

Gymnasts also benefit from the classes because they learn how to interact with others. They will interact with other students in the class, their instructors, and they will have to work with teams.

Add Some Fun

Little children love to play and have fun. Of course, the instructors will help them to enjoy the classes and have a good time, too. Each activity is planned carefully and will keep the child interested.

The Amerikick Martial Arts gym offers classes for children in gymnastics. Our instructors are trained and certified, and supervision is given at all times. We are located in Staten Island, New York, and we can easily be reached by public transportation. We invite you to visit one of our classes, or call and talk to one of our instructors about any questions you have.

Our Kids Karate Classes Develop:

Focus

From the very first class, your child will learn the importance of eye contact, posture, and active listening skills that will benefit them not only in Karate but at home, on the playing field, and of course, at school. Both teachers and parents often notice the dramatic difference in children who study the Martial Arts. Your child will be more focused with school and homework.

Self-Control

When confronted, a child’s first option should be to get away; fighting should be the very last resort. It is a myth that the Martial Arts fosters aggressiveness in children. On the contrary, with continuous training, there are natural increases in a child’s confidence, discipline and self-control.

Self-Discipline

The Martial Arts instills discipline in students by requiring full attention in class, refraining from unruly behavior, the importance of arriving on time and being prepared. Students are also taught to follow instructions and not interrupt instructors. Kids are expected to keep uniforms and other items clean and organized.

Self-Confidence

Many parents enroll their children in Martial Arts to boosts their confidence, self-esteem and feeling of self-worth. Kids put forth their best effort, defend themselves, recognize their own potential and believe in their abilities. Because of their own efforts, there is a feeling of pride with each rank advancement.

Respect

Nothing does a better job at teaching the “old school” values of respect and courtesy. Martial Arts training teaches children to answer in a respectful manner to instructors (“Yes Sensei” or “No Sensei”), bow when entering and leaving the dojo, tag hands before sparring, stand straight before class begins and raising hands to answer or ask a question.

Goal Setting

At a very early age, Martial Art students are encouraged to set long term goals. The most obvious goal is reaching the rank of Black Belt. The Martial Arts instills indomitable spirit so children never give up on their dreams. Learning to set goals encompasses the life experiences of a Martial Arts student.

Fitness

“Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.” (CDC, 7/2013). “Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese.” (Flegalet al., 2012). We hear about it all the time. Did you know that in many cases, the bad lifestyle habits that lead to obesity start in childhood and can get worse over time? Fortunately, the Martial Arts help families avoid falling into these statistics by teaching healthy lifestyles and fitness early on. The Martial Arts improve flexibility, endurance, balance, agility, strength and motor skills.

Self-Confidence

Many parents enroll their children in Martial Arts to boosts their confidence, self-esteem and feeling of self-worth. Kids put forth their best effort, defend themselves, recognize their own potential and believe in their abilities. Because of their own efforts, there is a feeling of pride with each rank advancement.

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