Taking karate classes can be a fun way to teach a child many skills that they will need for life. It also provides a reinforcement of parental values coming from instructors who know the value of respecting others, self-discipline, and striving for worthwhile goals.
Develop Motor Skills
Giving your toddler the opportunity to advance in their motor skills, coordination, and balance can help them throughout their life, and karate, even for toddlers can give them those important skills. They also learn some self-defense, too, which is sure to increase their self-confidence – and safety.
It will also give them an opportunity to be active and gain a sense of accomplishment as their skills improve. The various regular practices include stretching, kicking, punching, running, and more. This enables them to get away from the TV and into something that will develop them personally.
A very important goal for every student in karate is the matter of self-control and self-discipline. It is taught at all times and throughout all belt levels. This is emphasized all throughout the program, and parents will be glad for it.
Along with self-discipline is the matter of setting goals. Having goals, such as new tests every few months, the child learns that rewards can be earned when working hard to gain worthwhile goals. Belts are given for each new level of achievement reached.
Gains Respect for Other People
An important lesson that is constantly emphasized is respecting other people. Character development is also taught, which not only helps them to respect others, but they also learn that good character earns the respect of others.
Learn to Concentrate
Concentration is something that is valuable to children, because it will help them as students, and in every other job or career field. Teaching them how to focus on something will also help them as a student, and anything else they try to do later on. They also learn how to listen well to instruction.
Have Some Fun
Karate instructors know the value of adding fun when teaching young children. Fun is brought into the practices, which helps the children to want to keep going. Enough variation in the activities also help to keep them interested.
Instructors use motivational and positive comments to keep the children seeking to move forward and upward through the ranks. This encourages them even more to push themselves to reach their goals and do their best.
Safety Is the Goal
Safety is always emphasized in the classes. Students are also taught to not use their martial arts skills outside of the classroom. The need for self-control is heavily repeated as well, and peaceful solutions are preferable to violent ones. The moves should only be used in an emergency when necessary.
Amerikick Martial Arts offers Toddler Karate classes. Our instructors love children and enjoy seeing them learn and grow. They aim to make the classes fun and provide much encouragement to keep them growing. We also offer classes for all ages, as well as other programs to help people get in shape and stay that way.