This is a great article from Professor Ricardo Almeida on why martial arts like Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are better for kids than team sports.
“I believe there is no program out there that encompasses physical education and character development like Martial Arts does.” – Professor Almeida.
I couldn’t agree more about the benefits of martial arts for children.
Below are a few reasons to consider Martial Arts for your Child or Adolescent over or in addition to Team Sports:
1 – Self Defense
2 – Self Confidence
3 – Belts and Ranking
4 – Discipline
5 – Indvidual Achievement (no one sits on the bench)
6 – Gender equality
7 – Weight Control
8 – You can do it with them
9 – Never Ending Season – the activity goes year round
10 – Martial Arts aren’t about brute force, they are about control (of yourself first, then others)
11 – Athletic Development
12 – Martial Arts like Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are global.
So, if you are in the Main Line PA area, consider age-specific martial arts classes at Dragon Gym Main Line for your child. It’s more than an after school activity, they will reap all of the aforementioned benefits for a life time. Although new to Berwyn, PA area Dragon Gym is one of the oldest and most well established martial arts programs in the country. Already, we’ve been serving the residents of Paoli, Berwyn, Devon and Wayne with excellent martial arts education for their kids. visit our website, linked below, for more information.
Read the whole thing here: http://www.ricardoalmeida.com/12-reasons-martial-arts-better-kids-team-sports/