Young people often enjoy taking classes in gymnastics. This includes both guys and girls. They can profit immensely from the sport and have a lot of fun at the same time. Classes are available for youth and at all skill levels.

Why Gymnastics?

Taking classes in gymnastics gives young people a good way to exercise and get in shape. The training can be rigorous but it is sure to help them lose extra pounds and stay in a good fit. They also will get more flexible and gain self-confidence.

Other Benefits

Kids taking classes in this sport will also benefit from the classes in several more ways. They will get a lot stronger, and learn self-discipline. Being able to listen to the instructors will help them in school, too. Students active in this sport tend to have higher grade averages, and they learn to use their time better.

While practicing the many moves in the sport, it will teach them the value of doing something right and doing it well. They will also develop stamina and will gain more self-confidence as they see that they are able to do more and more moves on the various equipment. This will also help them develop better hand-eye coordination, and balance.

Developing social skills is another benefit. They will often work with others in the class, and this can lead to making new friends.

Setting Goals

Students do not compete against other students, but rather set goals for themselves and then strive to reach them. This way they continue to grow and learn that they can achieve things once they set their mind to it. This is beneficial through their whole life.

Setting and reaching goals improves a child’s self-image. It enables them to try hard at things they are interested in, and will help them to want to reach higher in life.

Health Benefits

As children exercise and stay fit, it will help them to gain and keep better health. This will help to prevent such problems as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and even some forms of cancer. It will also help their balance.

Other Sports

Starting off in gymnastics can provide an excellent preparation for any other sport. Since they will already be in good shape, they can switch to another sport at any time and not have to worry about having to take time to develop strength, stamina, or flexibility.

The Instructors

The class instructors are highly experienced in the sport and care about the students. They make sure that each student is safe during practice and will only let them do those moves that they are ready for.

The instructors at the Amerikick Martial Arts gym offer several classes in gymnastics for youth. They teach with positive reinforcement and encourage them through the entire class. Our family-friendly gym is located in Staten Island, New York. We invite you to watch one of our classes for free and to let your young person participate. Or, call our office if you have any questions.

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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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