Martial arts are various systems of combat sport, which are practiced for self-defense and spiritual development, as well as fitness or competition. Today there are many types of martial arts - with new ones emerging all the time. The list of martial arts is really big and includes more than 150 of distinct styles and schools from all over the world. The most common and available martial arts suited to kids include: Karate, Judo, Taekwon-Do, Aikido and Kung Fu.
Martial arts encourage your children to take more physical exercise helping kids to achieve fitness and focus. The heart of martial arts is the concept of goal attachment via the belt system, which drives a child to constantly move up building a his confidence along the way. Whether your child is too shy, bossy or hyper, martial arts can help him or her get a healthy dose of self esteem and self respect and learn very important life lessons.
Martial arts are generally about training the mind and spirit so kids learn skills they can take into other areas of their life, too, including better concentration skills, vital for life success and physical skills, which help children to defend themselves in risky situations. Martial arts are focused on self-discipline, helping both boys and girlsl to find focus and stillness, learn to take hits and connect their minds with their bodies.