You cannot be able to avoid physical attacks which occur regardless of where you are located. There is no place which you can say is secure enough, that can be free of physical attack at any given time. Since you can be under attack anywhere anytime, you can successful defend yourself by martial arts. Owing to the immeasurable benefits of martial arts, the young and the old can embrace arts and apply the skill which are involved, not only for self- defense, but also in character building. Incidents of bullying for example on children are virtually likely to happen to your children in almost every other place. Martial art is important in that, your child will develop a firm foundation in the mind, and as he grows, he will do so with a mentality that none can defend him in case of attack or bullying but himself. The art comes with a myriad of skills, but I will share with the top five of which are of great value to your child.
Your child will learn the importance of being focused in life. Focus is a key ingredient in the success of virtually all pursuits of life. Part of the training in karate for example, the trainees are taken through an exercise which requires total focus in terms of attention and energy in order to achieve in hitting a pad or a board. In the same way the child will apply the same lessons learned in studies and other pursuits in life.
The art helps build memorization power. The child under training, in karate for instance, is taught how to memorize and be able to remember them according instructions given. On top of memorization techniques, the children are trained on physical skills they can employ whenever they are attacked physically. Other than for the purposes of the training, the child will apply the skills in his studies in school and outside school.
Martial arts training involves discipline which is very important in every other aspects of life. In martial arts training, the trainees are instructed to be highly disciplined. The trainers give instructions to the children under training in a martial arts class and there any traces of indiscipline is not entertainement. As the children learns to get disciplined, he will grow knowing very well that without discipline he cannot achieve whatever he is undertaking.
Importantly also, martial arts teach on the importance of effort. In martial arts training, the trainees are trained that for them to realize certain results, they are supposed to give a certain amount of input. As such, they are instructed to hit and kick a little higher and stronger. As a result, they get encouraged to never to allow below average results and aim at realizing their highest potential, a spirit they will apply in their studies.
Also, the child is taught to be confident. In the martial art training, the child is taught to understand the importance of self-confidence in life.
With the five skills learned in martial training, your child will grow with a strong foundation of mind strengthened with confidence.