If you want your child to mature and development at a more rapid pace, then putting them into a kickboxing class will certainly help. The class will enable them to get in good shape, and help them to develop coordination, balance, self-discipline, and more.
As a sport, kickboxing certainly can be rigorous and challenging. Students are allowed to train at their own pace, but they are also encouraged to push themselves to perform better and do more. This helps the child to build strength and stamina, as well as determination.
While they are getting in shape, performing the various combinations of moves helps develop their ability to focus and concentrate. This will help them greatly while in school, enabling them to pay attention and listen carefully to the instructor. It will also help them with homework.
Many young people suffer from a lack of self-confidence. For those who take kickboxing classes, self-confidence is often the result as the student progresses and continues to learn and practice. They learn that they can accomplish goals and do things that they never tried before.
Classes in kickboxing are intensive, which means your child will get in shape rather quickly. The exercises and practice strengthens the cardio system, and improves their balance, coordination, strength, and endurance, too. Getting in shape also helps strengthen the immune system. Children will also be taught to take care of their bodies so that they can grow strong and stay healthy.
Being able to push yourself to do things that you are not even sure you can do is a great way to build self-discipline. Also, doing it anyway helps you to learn self-control and to motivate yourself to do what needs to be done. This is a great lesson for all of life.
What They Learn
In the classes, children learn the basic forms of the sport. This includes kicking and punching, knee movements, lots of exercises, and bag work. Instructors provide positive reinforcement for each child and children are allowed to go at their own pace. Drills will also be a large part of the classes to help them remember and to develop excellent form.
The sport is a martial art, and they will also be taught some self-defense. This will give them greater self-confidence, as well, knowing that they are prepared to deal with unpleasant encounters if they should occur.
Of course, when children are involved, some fun needs to be a part of their learning experience. Instructors add the element of fun to excite the children and keep them interested in the training. Sometimes, there can be so much fun, the children forget they are exercising!
The Amerikick Martial Arts gym loves children and enjoys working with them to learn kickboxing. We have classes available for children age six or older. Our gym is located in Staten Island, NY and is easily accessible. Call us today about any questions you have and get your child started toward a better future and life.