Young people have the opportunity to get into a sport that is sure to get and keep them in shape, and teach them self-defense, too. Kickboxing offers a program that will also enable them to achieve new goals, gain self-confidence and self-discipline at the same time.
Kickboxing is a form of martial arts and it involves the hands and feet for most of its action. It involves a lot of ongoing action, and may be the greatest way to get in shape quickly and stay in shape. As long as they keep taking classes, gaining excess weight will never be a problem. All of the body’s muscles get exercised, and it is also a great cardiovascular activity. This is a great alternative to sitting on the couch and watching TV or playing video games all day.
Helps Your Child Mature
Kickboxing provides your child with a way to mature and develop excellent qualities that will benefit him or her throughout the rest of their life. As they learn the techniques in the sport, they quickly gain self-confidence and self-esteem.
The classes will also build self-discipline and self-control. As they practice moves over and over, and learn new ones, they learn to perfect how they move, and to perform sequences of movements. This also improves memory and concentration, which will certainly be beneficial in school.
Get Positive Reinforcement
Students will find that they receive positive encouragement and reinforcement from the instructors to help them keep going. Instructors also help them to learn respect for others and never to misuse what they learn.
Although the workouts can be challenging – and are meant to be – young people will quickly increase in strength, balance, and coordination. It also helps toughen them and builds endurance, and helps them to learn not to quit. They soon discover that they can do many things – once they make up their mind to do it.
Of course, they also learn how to defend themselves. This will give them the ability to think out a situation without unnecessary panic. It will also give them the tools to remain calm in difficult situations. Classes are available for both boys and girls.
Students may enter into the competitive aspect of the sport if they desire. Classes are available that are purely for exercise and conditioning, and other ones teach students how to compete. This can be an excellent way to prepare for competition when they want to go that route. No one is required to compete unless they want to.
It is always a good idea to check with a doctor before enrolling in this sport. It is high intensity. If the young person is seriously overweight, it will be recommended that they lose weight and build up some endurance before trying a class. Talk to the instructors about what equipment may be needed in advance.
The AmeriKick Martial Arts gym is located in Staten Island. All the kickboxing instructors are trained and certified. Feel free to call us and talk to an instructor about any questions you have, or drop by.