One sport that is rapidly becoming more popular for children is boxing. The training given in this sport can help your child to develop in many ways, enabling them to get out of their comfort zone and face life in a bolder way, as well as giving them a valuable means of self-defense.

Gets Your Child in Shape

Boxing is a vigorous sport, making it a great way to get in shape and stay that way. Training in boxing exercises the whole body and gets all the muscles at their peak. During the classes, students use the various tools at the gym, including weights, bags, jump rope, and calisthenics.

Other Benefits

The sport also provides the benefit of building endurance, and gives them determination to keep going, even in spite of opposition, or pain. This helps build endurance. The exercises and constant motion strengthens their heart and cardiovascular system, which will also help to improve their overall health.

It also helps develop coordination, enabling them to coordinate foot and hand movements with the body. Students also learn to coordinate hand movements guided by the eye, and do it quickly. At the same time, it also increases their agility and speed. The ability to focus clearly is also developed, which will help them in school and other aspects of life.

Valuable for Self-defense

Even though many parents do not want their child to become aggressive, boxing gives that child the means and ability to defend themselves if the need should arise. They will have become much stronger, faster, and effective in using their hands for self-protection.

Build Self-confidence

An important lesson to be gained from the sport is that as the student progresses, it will build a lot of self-confidence. They will be able to understand their capabilities and their limits. This will strengthen them to be able to meet new challenges with a view to win. It will also help to build their self-esteem.

As your child matures through boxing, the things that are gained will also benefit them for life. It really is much more than just a sport. It can give them an advantage above many others their same age, and enable them to move ahead.

Protection and Safety

As students practice this sport, they are protected with various equipment. This includes headgear, hand wraps and gloves, and mouthpieces. Coaches always watch the action closely to ensure proper techniques are being used.

Boxing can also keep your kids out of trouble. Being engaged in a sport helps them to feel they belong and challenges them to progress, as well as giving them an opportunity to excel in something they can enjoy. They also learn to take care of their body by eating right.

The Amerikick Martial Arts school provides boxing classes for youth. Our instructors are trained and certified, enjoy working with youth, and seek to provide a safe environment for them. We are located in Staten Island, New York. Call us today about our classes and to get answers to any questions you may have.

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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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