Karate for Kids
The Benefits Of Taekwondo
Your child’s academic performance will improve because of better focus and concentration. Focus begins with getting still, and one of the first lessons in Karate for Kids is standing still or “standing like a black belt.” Your child will learn to “listen with the eyes AND the ears.” From this simple beginning, we very slowly increase demands on concentration until you are proudly watching your karate kid earn a black belt after a few short years of training. This ability to focus, concentrate, and persevere directly transfers to schoolwork and many other areas of life.
Training in Taekwondo takes many people out of their comfort zones. Taekwondo is physically very dynamic with a lot of active movements and poses from other perspectives. Many parents at Crawford’s ATA enjoy enrolling their child in Taekwondo because it is a total learning activity that involves striking, punching, kicking, basic forms, board breaking. This helps a child’s coordination, balance, and physical fitness. Taekwondo also helps students at Crawford’s ATA learn self-discipline, respect, and focus. Many parents at Crawford’s ATA of Kittanning see an improvement in their child’s learning and an increased attention span and focus in school.
Crawford’s ATA is dedicated to empowering you or your child with the confidence and self-esteem needed to succeed in everyday life. Taekwondo can bring out the positive qualities that have always been a part of you or your child, whether that is inner calm, positive mental attitude, patience, or self-discipline. Taekwondo will help you overcome fear, anger and self-doubt, and leave you feeling confident in any situation.
Taekwondo is a total body workout because it involves a lot of explosive kicks, speed, and agility. At Crawford’s ATA, we know the importance of a healthy mind and body. Child-obesity is a serious problem in the United States, so introducing your child to martial arts is a great way to combat that. In Taekwondo, you’ll burn hundreds of calories in each class, develop lean muscles, and boost flexibility. Taekwondo is a high-energy training class that is great for overall health and/or weight loss.
Many parents also choose to enroll their children in Taekwondo because it is a great opportunity to make friends. During class, there will be many children kicking and punching together. We create a friendly atmosphere where the children are motivated to help each other achieve their individual goals. Members at Crawford’s ATA have become close friends and help each other kick harder, faster, and higher.
Learning Taekwondo at Crawford’s ATA will benefit you and your child immensely. Taekwondo helps build mental toughness, teaches the value of hard work, and gives you the persistence you need in everyday life. Many members at Crawford’s ATA have said that Taekwondo is also a great stress-relief from school or work because it helps take their mind off problems they are facing so they can focus all their thoughts into kicking the target in front of them.
Taekwondo at Crawford’s ATA in Kittanning is also a great way to help your child with developmental life-skills. It puts them in an atmosphere where they can succeed, gain self-esteem, and learn to never give up. Bullying in schools has become an ever-increasing problem, so giving your child the skills they need to feel confident in redirection and assertiveness. Our students at Crawford’s ATA are taught how to redirect verbal assaults and assess situations without needing to physically use their skills.