In one of my earlier emails, I told you that persistence is one of the five core tenets of martial arts. It’s a must for kids to learn to fulfill their obligations and stick to their commitments – but what makes them want to do that?
In martial arts, we attribute it to one small word: FUN.
We shouldn’t overlook kids’ need to have fun. They’ll have most of their lives to be adults. We want to teach them the skills they need later in life, but we don’t want to strip all the fun out of their lives in the process. Kids need to play!
Martial arts instruction provides discipline, but it’s fun too. I love to see the way a child’s eyes light up the first time they break a board, or when they’re laughing with a friend they met in one of our classes.
We pride ourselves on providing kids with a fun environment. We focus on discipline, but our instructors love to laugh with their students. There’s room for both in a martial arts class!
In classes, kids have time before and after instruction to socialize and laugh. We hear them sharing interests, whether they’re talking about Pokémon or a book they’ve recently read. And, as I said before, no martial arts students would deny that it’s fun to break a board or execute a move perfectly for the first time!
Kids often start studying with us because their parents make them – but they keep coming back because they have a great time. It’s fun in a structured environment, and that’s perfect to help kids learn.
If you’re ready for your child to experience the fun and socialization that happens at The North Star Academy, reach out to us immediately (if you haven’t already) and we will get you all set up!
Yours in training,