There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the martial arts. We have developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate for Kids, ages 7-12. The Karate for Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. Kids are rewarded special "Victory Stars." These different colored stars are rewarded for outstanding performance in karate class, school, home or at a tournament competition. In Songahm Taekwondo, your instructor is not interested in just teaching self-defense, your instructor is interested in the complete personal development of each student. Individual attention is a feature of each and every class, allowing all students to progress quickly and confidently toward their personal goals. Our instructors take their responsibility seriously as role models for younger students, teaching them the importance of strong character, leadership and good values.
5 Reasons to start our Karate 4 Kids program:
1.Your child will learn to focus better. Most kids who have problems concentrating on tasks at hand are easily distracted and can’t sit still for more than 15 seconds. There is also a LOT of moving around since these children are also relentlessly energetic and restless.
Multiple studies have shown that martial arts methods and techniques greatly improve a child's ability to focus. This is because martial arts training requires strong self-discipline. Also helpful are the practiced principles of standing still, being at attention and bowing as a demonstration of respect. These habits practiced by a child enrolled in martial arts gradually carry over to everyday life.
Once your child becomes part of this life-changing program,some of the positive changes that you can expect to see are homework being completed without your supervision, chores being done WITHOUT you asking or giving reminders, and conversations being initiated.
2.The desire to succeed will manifest itself.
Unfortunately, many kids today not only lack the desire to succeed, but also the self-confidence and belief that they can accomplish anything they set out to do. No parent wants to see their child have a low self-esteem at such an early age.
The great thing about my martial arts program is that it’s not only designed to teach your child how to defend themselves - it also boosts confidence and self-esteem.
As a matter of fact, a recent study revealed that more than 60% of children who earn black belts go on to attend college. Now that’s awesome!
Once your child discovers this, the desire to succeed will manifest itself!
3.Following instructions will become second nature.This is a huge plus for any child who has ever taken martial arts, as well as for his parents! If your child has trouble following instructions, then this alone is reason enough to give my program a try.
Martial Arts is an art form that requires precision, fast and decisive action, as well as obedience. In fact, learning how to follow instructions and obey a teacher is the ONLY way to advance in martial arts. Even after graduating from a class, obedience remains key to becoming a good fighter.
So as your child progresses in his/her training and pursues higher ranking, his/her skills - including his/her obedience - also continues to improve, which means that following instructions will eventually become second nature.
4.A sense of respect will be instilled in your child.Although martial arts is a contact sport, respect is ALWAYS the most important principle enforced. Your child will develop a love for self-respect followed by a desire to respect others - EVEN when this respect is not reciprocated.
With this breakthrough program that I’ve been telling you about, your child will become confident and well-focused. He/she will also embrace both respect and obedience.
5. Your child's fitness level will greatly improve. Child obesity is on the rise. In fact, children in many parts of the world are heavier and lazier than ever!