Self-Defence and Other Life Skills – How Martial Arts Can Benefit Children

It’s an unfortunate fact that bullying has become an epidemic in Australian schools. Whilst there are many programs that aim to make schools a safer environment for our children, it has never been more important to arm kids with the skills to defend themselves in the event that they need to handle a bully or other dangerous situation. Martial arts teach children self-defence and so much more, including important values such as hard work, dedication, and perseverance. For kid’s martial arts in Sydney, Integrated Combat Centre is one of the leading academies. Read on to discover why self-defence is an important skill for children to learn, and the many benefits that martial arts can bring to your child’s life.

Knowledge Of Self-Defence Empowers Children

The ability to defend oneself is important at any stage of life but especially for developing children.  Martial arts can empower children with all the necessary skills they need to safely diffuse situations and stand up for themselves. The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will teach your child many intricate techniques and how to properly execute them, as well as when and where to apply their knowledge and skills. Learning a martial art teaches kids not to inflict harm on others, but to defend themselves against any and all attacks.

Practising a Martial Art Teaches Children Important Life Values and Principles

Martial artforms including BJJ, Karate and Kickboxing instil a lot of important values and principles including integrity, humility, honour, honesty, respect, and courage. Martial arts ensure children learn many of life’s most important lessons in a safe and welcoming environment. Another important principle that children learn is the significance of failure. These days, many children cannot cope with losing or failing at something. However, understanding how to deal with failure is an important life skill and martial arts can teach kids how to embrace it and to see it as an opportunity to improve.

It Also Teaches Discipline and Responsibility

In life we all require self-discipline, and we must take responsibility for our own actions. The earlier this is learnt, the better. Life can be challenging, and we can be faced with many obstacles that can make success hard. Learning a marital art helps kids to see that it doesn’t matter if you fall to the ground, the important thing is to get back up and keep moving forward. Instilling a sense of discipline and determination will help children to deal with everyday issues and ultimately help them succeed.

Martial Arts Creates Confident Children

Learning new skills can help to build confidence, especially in shy kids. Mastering new techniques can give any child a much-needed boost in self-confidence, showing them that they have the ability to do anything if they believe in themselves. Building confidence at a young age can reduce insecurities, self-doubt, and negative self-belief later in life.

It Also Encourages a Healthy lifestyle

Martial artforms help all participants get the most out of life physically, mentally, and spiritually. It educates kids on making better decisions on nutrition, rest, and recovery. As an intense physical workout, it keeps kids active and encourages them to eat healthy and nutritious meals so that they have energy to train and perform. Martial arts can also help to improve mental health, it teaches kids how to meditate and draw upon spiritual energy. Understanding the right way to fuel your body and take care of your physical and mental health from a young age sets kids up for a healthier lifestyle as they grow up and reach adulthood.

Learning martial arts teaches children on how to use their physicality to defend themselves if needed. However, it teaches so much more than self-defence, your child will learn a diverse range of skills that are transferable into everyday life now and as they get older.

Interested in a Free Trial of Kid’s Martial Arts? Padstow Locals Should Get in Touch with ICC

Want to help your child develop lasting confidence and learn how to defend themselves while making new friends? For Sydney kids, martial arts such as BJJ and Karate are ideal after-school activities. With specialised training programs in kid’s martial arts, Sydney parents should enrol their children at ICC today – enquire online or give us a call today.

Give our BJJ program a go and experience the improvements to all of these fields. It is considered to be an excellent first style where the skills are easily transferable.


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