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Karate & Jiu Jitsu In Carlsbad: 4 Hidden Benefits

There are many reasons to sign your kids up for classes in karate or jiu jitsu in Carlsbad. Martial arts provides an excellent source of exercise, as well as boosting self-confidence and teaching essential self-defense skills. At Team MAI, we also state that we teach confidence, respect and discipline. While these are important benefits, there are also a few other hidden benefits your children will receive from their martial arts training.

These days all of us seem to live busy, stressful lives and kids are more stressed out than ever before. Karate or jiu jitsu in Carlsbad provides a perfect outlet for working off the stress of the day. Rather than focusing on what happened in school or homework or other issues, your children can shake it all off and enjoy an hour of martial arts. Exercise of any kind is a fantastic stress reliever and our karate classes are no exception.

Self-Control & Goal Setting
Take a look at the news today and you will find hundreds of examples of people that lack self-control. Learning how to control your anger and keep your emotions in check is a skill that many adults have yet to master. Of course, controlling your emotions is not the only aspect of self-control. We also need to learn to control our impulses, as well. Martial arts training is very deliberate and focused, and there is always a goal in mind. As students work toward their goals, they learn the benefits of focus and control, and we showcase how this extends beyond martial arts and into other portions of their life as well.

One of the biggest single indicators of success is tenacity, which is the ability to keep plowing ahead in the face of diversity. We’ve seen students come to us with virtually no athletic ability and transform themselves into extraordinary students of karate simply because they were determined to succeed. We strongly believe that every student can be successful at karate. Show up to class and keep up with your practicing and you will succeed. This is a good lesson for life, and there are thousands of examples of people who faced problems and rejection again and again, yet they did not give up and eventually enjoyed great success.

Do you have a child that has trouble focusing on tasks, both large and small? While some people seem to have a built-in ability to focus, most of us don’t and we have to learn this skill. During classes for karate or jiu jitsu, Carlsbad students will improve their ability to focus. We break down skills into small, manageable tasks and teach students to practice each kata, or form, over and over again until each movement is fluid. Then we move on and learn a new skill. From these teachings, students will gain an understanding of the benefits associated with focusing on one task, completing that goal, and then moving on to something new. Students will see how much more quickly they progress when they give their complete attention to a skill, and this is true when it comes to homework, chores and other tasks they will encounter throughout their lifetime.

Martial arts can provide all of these benefits and more, and it’s an activity that you can enjoy well into adulthood. If you are interested in martial arts classes for your kids or teens, such as karate or jiu jitsu in Carlsbad, consider taking a tour of our dojo. We also offer a free two-week trial so that you and your child can gauge whether or not Team MAI is the right fit for you.

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