• Sara F. Hathaway

10 Reasons Homeschooling and Martial Arts are a Perfect Fit

As you embark on your homeschooling experience you may have a lot of concerns. The responsibility of being the provider of your child's educational experience is a gigantic undertaking. There are so many pieces to the puzzle that plague your mind. Mathematics, English, History, the list goes on and on. Physical education may seem like the easiest piece of the puzzle to fulfill. It is one of the areas that is often a side thought, however it should not be. Your child's body needs the physical stresses of play to grow strong and healthy. They also need the interaction with other children to learn to work in a team environment. Martial Arts training is the solution to your child's physical education requirements.

Here are ten reasons to get your student started today!

#1 Martial Arts Training Molds Itself To Any Learning Style

When training marital arts each student learns at their own pace. The student's dedication and commitment drives them forward toward personal success that ignite their passions.

#2 Martial Arts Training Builds Coordination

Through the leaning of specific movements the body becomes accustomed to performing difficult multi-faceted movements. In addition the hands and feet are trained to make contact with specific targets, increasing the student's coordination and brain function.

#3 Martial Arts Training Does Not Require Your Child to be an Athlete to Participate

There are no bench warmers in martial arts training. Everyone is required to participate in all of the activities involved. Given that martial arts molds to the learning style of every student, the student themselves determine the results of their efforts.

#4 Martial Arts Training Teaches Humility

In every undertaking of life there will be successes and failures. It is important to enjoy those success but it may be even more important to learn how to deal with the failures. No one will be perfect the first time they try something, learning how to fail is a key element to learning how to learn from your mistakes.

#5 Martial Arts Training Teaches Focus and Self Control

While providing a highly physical environment, martial arts training also instructs the student on how to calm their body and mind. In high stress situations the ability to calm themselves can make a huge impact on the student's life and their problem solving skills.

#6 Martial Arts Training Teaches Respect and Discipline

There is a lot of fun that takes place inside the walls of a martial arts school but there is also an understanding that disrespect and lack of discipline will not be tolerated. Every student exists in a society that has rules and principles that keep order and respects individual rights. It is essential to know how to be respectful to maintain that status quo.

#7 Martial Arts Training Builds Character

Through the forming of bonds, personal successes, hard work and positive experiences a martial arts student grows into a unique individual.

#8 Martial Arts Training Provides Interaction with Other Classmates

Homeschooling can sometimes be a lonely place for a child. There are many activities that can provide social interaction but they usually only take place for a few months out of the year. Martial Arts Training is a year round activity that allows the student to develop deep rooted social bonds with fellow classmates.

#9 Martial Arts Training Instills Confidence

Learning how to fail, practice and overcome personal challenges, provides a personal sense of confidence that is priceless. Martial Arts Training constantly provides these experiences, sky rocketing the student's self confidence.

#10 Martial Arts Training Provides a Great Family Experience

As a family member of a martial arts student, you share in all of the trials and tribulations the student experiences, tightening family bonds. Martial arts training is an activity for all ages. When the whole family gets involved it is a truly unique and rewarding experience.

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