Martial arts puts kids on an early path to grow and succeed.
Our Kids Martial Arts program will help your child develop self-confidence, discipline, and respect for others at a young age.
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Children love learning at U.S. Taekwondo Academy in Lakewood, CA
Our kids martial arts programs are high-energy, fun and interactive. The overarching goal of the Lakewood Martial Arts school is to build our students’ self-esteem, which we do by acknowledging, recognizing and rewarding not just our students’ accomplishments and successes, but their efforts as well.
Learning martial arts is a physical endeavor, involving all muscle groups to help develop a student’s physical fitness. But our emphasis goes far beyond just learning physical moves and martial arts techniques. At US Taekwondo Academy, we use martial arts as a mechanism to develop positive character and life-improvement skills in our students. Our martial arts Lakewood emphasis is on the personal-development aspects of martial arts, such as increasing self confidence, improving focus and concentration, developing self discipline, and optimizing physical fitness.
Building confidence helps victims of bullying feel more confident about themselves. Self-confidence in itself is often a deterrent to bullying. For bullies, building confidence reduces the bully’s need to seek attention by bullying others.
Learning discipline helps victims of bullying manage their behavior to prevent provoking others. For bullies, learning discipline encourages positive behaviors while discouraging negative ones. It provides clear cut rules for acceptable behavior.
Learning about leadership helps victims of bullying make more friends, thereby reducing their chances of being bullied. For bullies, learning about leadership teaches them how to work others, recognizing how others feel in the process.
Learning martial arts can benefit anyone and everyone.
Yet it is particularly beneficial for children, especially those that are working through their own difficult issues.
Mastering self-control helps victims of bullying recognize what behaviors cause a conflict to become worse and then prevent these. For bullies, mastering self-control promotes emotional awareness and teaches them how to control negative feelings.
Victims of bullying experience extreme stress. If bullied at school, they’re often anxious to attend. Martial arts relieve stress, making your child feel less anxious and more at ease. For bullies, using martial arts to relieve stress helps lent out pent up energy and anger. It gives them a safe space to blow off steam. Of course, self-defense is a part of martial arts. But the process of learning these self-defense techniques is about building confidence. A victim of bullying that now knows they can protect themselves thanks to their martial arts training will appear much more confident. Much of the time, this confidence in itself prevents bullying.
Life Lessons Developed Through Martial Arts Lakewood
Classes at Lakewood Martial Arts end with group discussions and role-playing exercises. We touch on life lessons and discuss alternate resolutions to some of the issues children face today. These issues are discussed in a non-threatening, proactive way.
Children pay close attention as we explore topics that include:
These valuable life lessons help our martial arts Lakewood students understand the connection between what they learn in class and the real-world applications that make martial arts practical and insightful skills for school-age, and beyond.