For thousands of years, people all over the world have been taking martial arts classes. The best-known forms are of Eastern origins, such as Karate, Taekwondo and Judo. Enrolling your kids in martial arts classes is an excellent way for them to learn balance, respect and of course self-defense. However, why do so many parents just sit on the sidelines in class, and watch their kids? Joining in your kid’s martial art classes is a fantastic way to get involved in their lives and pick up a new hobby. You may even discover an unknown passion too!
Go Out and Get Active
These days our lifestyles don’t lend themselves towards an activity. We usually spend most of our time sitting behind a computer. To stop ourselves from totally falling off the exercise bandwagon and not be able to walk upstairs, many of us go to gym. Spending hours in the gym is not for everyone, though. Hammering away at a treadmill and not going anywhere is hard and tedious. A great way to get a good workout and be social while learning new disciplines is to join a martial arts class. And what better way to bond with your kids than by taking up a class with them?
You Can Practice At Home
To get good at anything you need to practice. So, when a parent or the whole family joins in on their kid’s martial arts classes, they can practice as a unit at home. This increases quality time spent together as a unit, as well as encouraging both you and them to get active at home. We all spend way too much watching TV, so move that coffee table out of the way, and get your forms and kicks flowing in the living room before your next class.
It Leads to A Lower Drop Out Rate
When you and your kids have a shared interest, it encourages engagement in that interest. For most kids, going to an extramural activity by themselves does not have the bonus of being able to talk about their hobby at home. If you have a shared passion, it pushes everyone to go further, and this may bring out the best in the entire family. You can prepare for competitions together and learn and discuss different moves so that interest doesn’t fade.
So, get out there and get moving. Join your kids’ in martial arts classes, and discover a potentially lifelong shared passion.