Children can gain unique value from learning the martial arts.
Parents often enroll their kids into classes in order to teach them how to defend themselves. While self-defense is certainly one advantage to pursuing any given fighting style, it is the least among several benefits. Kids are at a stage in which they absorb everything around them. They’re deeply impressionable. They adopt others’ influences into their own perspective of the world and those with whom they interact. Kids martial arts classes play an important role in that development.
In this article, we’ll describe the powerful lessons that young people learn as they pursue the martial arts. If you’re a parent and are considering enrolling your son or daughter, you may be surprised by the valuable lifelong lessons to which you’re giving them access.
Discipline And Focus
Teachers across the country complain that the attention spans of their students have plummeted over the last several years. Whether this is due to the fast-paced environment in which these kids live or other reasons, they lack the focus of the previous generation. Instruction in karate, judo, aikido, and similar systems can help young people regain the discipline they need. The repetition of moves encourages a deep focus as children struggle to master those moves with precision.
The discipline and focus they gain from the instruction has value far beyond the classroom. Eventually, they’ll use these traits when performing their jobs and interacting with their families.
Physical Fitness And Coordination
Obesity continues to spread and people are living more sedentary lives than ever. Making matters worse, many public and private schools have eliminated physical education due to budget cuts. Parents are observing their children, dismayed that they would prefer to sit inside and watch television rather than go outside. This trend has led to a weight problem among young people. The lack of exercise has taken a toll on their physical fitness.
When parents enroll a child into martial arts classes, that child is able to take advantage of a rich source of physical activity. It improves their cardiovascular health as well as their coordination. What’s more, dojos offer year-round instruction. While Little League and other team sports are seasonal, martial arts classes provide a source of physical fitness throughout the entire year.
If you would like your child to train at a safe and exciting martial arts school that is family oriented, than contact The Dojo of Karate & Fitness at 303.920.4500 or email at [email protected]
They are located in the Safeway Shopping Center on 128th Ave and Zuni St. in Westminster / Broomfield.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your child learn AND demonstrate laser-like focus?
That’s practically every parent’s dream, is to have a child that has focus so sharp, it can cut through diamonds.
At The Dojo of Karate, our kids Martial Arts classes will begin to teach your child how to learn and develop this skill from their very first class.
Here’s Why Your Child Will Learn Focus In Karate Classes
Focus is one of the building blocks to being successful in the Martial Arts, which than translates to everyday life. If you don’t have the necessary focus during Karate class, your training will be more difficult.
In addition, our classes demand students to focus the entire time because they will be required to perform certain exercises, drills, and techniques that challenges their mind, body, and spirit. And, sometimes they have to perform one drill while doing something else — which also develops their fine motor skills and coordination.
Lastly, we have an example of students demonstrating their focus. Granted it is in a different setting, however, the concept is extremely similar.
Watch the video below and see how kids have improved their focus by learning how to break a board during our 1st Annual Board Breaking Seminar.
Do you think your child needs to improve their focus?
If so, please call The Dojo of Karate at: 303.920.4500 or email us at: [email protected]
We are conveniently located in the Safeway Shopping Center on 128th Ave. and Zuni St. servicing residences in the Broomfield, Westminster, and Thornton area.
BREAKING NEWS — The Dojo of Karate on Fox 31 Good Day Colorado
January 27th, 2010
And that’s no typo either!
The Dojo of Karate was fortunate enough to be on Fox 31 Good Day Colorado and Channel 2 Day Break: On The Deuce with Dan Daru.
Master Instructor Javier Lozano, Jr. informed the news station that this Saturday, January 30th from 11am to 1pm The Dojo of Karate will be hosting a Board Breaking Seminar for students of the school and families in the community that are NOT members, but would like to try it. As mentioned, there is no experience necessary to learn how to break a wooden board when using a martial arts technique.
The Dojo of Karate had about 20 students show up at 5:45am and participate in this Martial Arts demonstration on live television from 6am to about 8am, with many of them breaking the boards in a live action shot. We have no idea how they had so much energy that early, but we greatly appreciate their efforts for working hard and having fun.
Mr. Dan Daru was also a pleasure to work with the entire time, making the kids feel welcomed and empowered by getting them involved in conversations, yelling, and just letting kids be kids!
Lastly, we want to say thank you to ALL the parents that showed up bright and early, with a smile… granted it may have been the caffeine, but your commitment to The Dojo has not gone unnoticed.
If you would like to take a look at a video clip from Fox 31 Good Day Colorado, please click on the play button below.
P.S. – Master Instructor Javier Lozano, Jr. will also be on Fox 31 News at 6pm tonight to promote the Board Breaking Seminar this weekend.
We have several people call The Dojo of Karate about Martial Arts lessons for their 5 year old child, asking if we teach that young. And, if Martial Arts will help them focus, listen, and develop their coordination.
The answer… YES!
The Dojo of Karate accepts children as young as 4.5 years old. We have a program called, Lil’ Ninjas for children between 4 and 6 years old.
Our Lil’ Ninjas classes are geared to help your child begin to focus and concentrate. At this tender age, kids usually have a difficult time working on these skills because their attention span has not developed fully. We develop those skills by having through visual teaching, as well as using their eyes, ears and mind to focus.
A child’s coordination and fine motor skills, usually, aren’t developed at this age, either. Our classes will help develop their core muscles, balance, and coordination by doing various drills and games that utilizes their hand/eye and feet/eye coordination.
If you would like to see if your child qualifies for our Lil’ Ninjas program, as space is limited, please contact The Dojo of Karate to setup an appointment.
Currently we are offering an Introductory Karate Program for $24.95, which includes 1 private lesson, 2 group classes, and a free uniform.