A group of young martial arts students sit on the floor and listen to their instructor at The Way Family DojoStarting martial arts as a young child has many benefits. Starting early in life will help your child form a foundation of useful physical skills they can use as they get older. The skills kids learn through martial arts can then be applied to other areas of life.

Here are five reasons why martial arts is good for your Ninja!

1. Physical Health Benefits

Martial arts comes with many physical health benefits, including increased fitness and building strong, healthy bones. Your child will use their body weight to develop overall strength while working on agility, speed, endurance, and flexibility.

2. Positive Outlook on Exercise

Enrolling young kids in activities they enjoy, like martial arts, teaches them that physical activity can actually be fun. Kids who establish a positive attitude about exercise at an early age are more likely to carry this healthy habit into adulthood.

3. Body Awareness and Balance

Martial arts like Taekwondo help children develop body awareness and an understanding of where their body is in space. Kids also build foundational physical skills that promote strong motor coordination and balance.

4. Improved Social Skills

The group environment of martial arts classes encourages kids to interact with their peers and develop valuable social skills. Kids learn what it means to treat others with kindness and respect. As a student in the class, kids also work on being patient and waiting for their turn.

5. More Self-Confidence

Even as a beginner student, kids learn foundational skills that they build on as they gain more experience in this martial art. Practicing a variety of skills and then feeling a sense of accomplishment when applying them correctly leads to a boost in self-confidence.

It’s never too early to start martial arts! If you’re interested in learning more about enrolling your child in one of our martial arts programs at The Way Family Dojo in Magnolia, contact us today.