Why Should My Child Learn a Martial Art?

January 18, 2017

Benefit Number 1: Your Child will be More Active

If you want your child to be more active, then martial arts is a good choice. Australia, like many modern societies, is moving (if not already there) towards an obese nation.


According to AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, obesity is the biggest public health challenge facing the Australian population. Australian children are becoming increasingly unfit as well as being overweight.


Competitive sports are excellent for getting your child active, but not every child is an athlete and competition may undermine some children’s self-esteem.


The International Taekwon-Do Federation South East Queensland (ITF SEQ) offers an environment that is non-competitive and instead helps your child set personal goals for them to strive for and achieve.  


Martial arts offer many benefits, and fitness is one of the first things that springs to mind.  ITF SEQ can help your child get active and start a life-long appreciation of the benefits of a healthy and fit lifestyle.


Benefit Number 2: Your Child will Learn to Focus and Concentrate

Today’s child is constantly plugged into technology both at school with online learning resources as well as at home with the internet, social media, mobile gaming and the list goes on. This often results in the need to multitask.


While there are a great many benefits from multitasking, there are many more benefits in focusing on a single task and doing the task well. Unfortunately having the ability to focus on single task is a rare skill with the constant distraction of social media and gaming etc.


At ITF SEQ, and the vast majority of martial art classes, you will not find the distraction of loud music or TV screens streaming the latest social media celebrity gossip. Instead there is a focus of each individual to the single task at hand and concentration of trying to perfect that task. This focus and concentration results in hard work, sweat and achievement.


As a martial artist, your child will learn what it is to be focussed, challenged and gain a sense of accomplishment.