Help grow self esteem in your child
With most sports, the participant gains feedback on performance by either winning or losing against their competition. While competition brings out competitive spirit, it can hinder the development of self-confidence for those children who don’t win frequently. As karate is a non-competitive sport the only competitor is one’s self. Therefore, as a Karate for Kids student continues to improve each week, they only ever find themselves winning, which serves to bolster the child’s self-esteem. Come down get your FREE class today.
Goals And Your Child
Karate for Kids offers a coloured belt system where all students start at White belt and work up through different colours (Yellow, Orange, Purple, Blue, Green, Brown, and finally, Black belt). As each child develops and progresses in their journey they are encouraged to set goals for these belts, which teaches them life skills of setting a target and working towards achieving it. Our goal is to help your child grow into a respectable and confident young individual as well as teaching them self defense techniques that may help them outside the dojo. Reach your potential, come down and get your FREE class today.
Will My Child Misuse Karate?
While the predominant focus of Karate for Kids is to develop character, students also learn basic self-defence skills. Should any child misuse their karate (either at home or at school), we ask the parents to notify us of this so together we can speak with the child about their behaviour.
Bullying And Karate
Karate for Kids helps a child who is bullied a number of ways. Most children who are bullied are shy and lack confidence. This makes them ‘easy targets’. As martial arts nurtures a child’s self-esteem and builds their confidence, the bullying often stops through this process alone. Instructors also train children how to deal with bullying and encourage them to speak about it to their schoolteachers and parents.Some children who have had a tendency to bully other children may develop an interest in karate. Parents of these children may fear that the skills they learn in karate will only make their bullying worse. Nothing could be further from the truth. To begin with, bullying and low self-esteem go hand-in-hand; so as karate builds the child’s confidence and self-esteem, their interest in bullying others generally ceases. Secondly, being regularly reminded that their karate is ONLY to be used for self-defence and is something that can never be misused without risk of being suspended from training provides extra motivation to behave.
Bullying is a serious issue with children as the affects can last for years after it stops, even throughout their adulthood. Karate has proven exceedingly beneficial to children who are recipients of bullying and to those children who are bullies.