5 Reasons Why You Should Put Your Kids in a Martial Arts Class

Every parent has their own reasons for signing their child up for a Karate, Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class and we are confident that we have heard them all. Since Arashi-Do Martial Arts has been around for over 30 years, it is a safe bet that we have. Most parents are looking for a safe and fun after-school activity with the bonus that martial arts teaches valuable lessons and works off their energy. We know that martial arts can be a vital part of a child’s life, teaching values and instilling upstanding character traits that carry over into adulthood.

Here is our list of the top 5 reasons why you should put your kids in a martial arts class.


Students in a Karate, Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class need to learn the material and how to do it correctly; don’t worry- we always have plenty of time to learn with lots of hands-on help. For a child to do all this, they must concentrate and be very aware of what they are doing. This means practising; and practising martial arts naturally drives students to focus in order to learn and perform.

Obviously, this helps in everyday life too, because focus is required for basically all types of activities. As a child grows, they must focus in school, when studying, and in university or trade school; the ability to focus proves to be an invaluable skill. Martial arts training can be the foundation for this ability.

Self-Esteem and Confidence

Once our students have built their ability to focus and learn, they become more aware of their abilities and the more aware they are, the more confident they feel and the better they feel about themselves. They are now living our motto; Learn. Train. Excel. They are beginning to see the results of their own hard work and are starting to excel in their chosen martial art class. They are becoming more physically fit, using their minds, and reaching their goals. Your child now can see their own growth, their own worth, and they are doing it with helpful friends in a supportive environment, which further boosts their confidence.

Discipline and Patience

It takes time, focus, and a lot of work to reach your goals in martial arts or any other activity. Martial arts classes are a miniature version of the world in which you concentrate your efforts to achieve your goals. Your child will learn to work hard, concentrate, and patiently learn their lessons until they excel. Discipline is developed naturally in our Karate, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs. Our professional instructors build it into every safe and fun class and it simply becomes second nature to our students. 

Grades and Academia

The skills your child will develop in martial arts will naturally spill over into all areas of their lives. As stated above, kids taking martial arts classes learn self-discipline and focus, learn to be patient, and learn the value of work. They begin to see the value of really applying themselves at what they need to do and how it can result in something that is really good for them; including how they perform in school. 

Kids’ Martial Arts Classes Are Also Fun

The best part of martial arts training is that it is fun. Our progressive curriculum is taught by professional instructors who love what they do, and it shows. Classes focus on teaching skills through fun drills, exercises and games; this keeps kids engaged and having fun. Martial arts allows kids to direct their energy in a positive way while teaching them how to work well with others while making life-long friends.

Are you ready to get started? All of our schools are ready to help you start your martial arts journey!

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