Children’s Martial Arts Boosts Confidence

Bullying can be a problem for many children. Although many public school systems have dedicated many programs and individuals to handle and work on anti-bullying efforts, the problem will always exist when you have a bully and another child who can be the bully’s target. Lack of self esteem is often what causes a bully to feel he or she can pick on that child. Children’s martial arts are very well known for their ability to help build confidence in a child, which can reduce or eliminate being bullied.

In children’s martial arts, children gain self esteem and confidence. They also learn discipline and self control. Many parents may feel that martial arts will cause their child to begin bullying other children, but history proves otherwise. Students of martial arts usually gain a respect for the art and therefore do not use their training to be one of the bullies. Unfortunately, there are some parents and children with the wrong intent whose training goes for the wrong purpose; however, the majority of children do not have malicious intent.

There are a multitude of other benefits for a children’s martial arts student. These students learn how to concentrate and focus, which can help them excel in school. Confidence and control are gained and they learn how to control their temper. They learn how to defend themselves and most likely will only do so if they absolutely need to. Any form of exercise provides stress relief, and martial arts will do the same. But the biggest benefit by far is the overall confidence, strength, and knowledge they obtain in their martial arts training that allows them to carry themselves confidently, which repels bullies. In addition, kids talk. Kids will likely know who’s involved in which activities – and that includes martial arts. If the bullies know that another student has this training, they are much less likely to confront them.

There are so many benefits to children’s martial arts training. Confidence, discipline, control, self esteem, mental clarity and focus, concentration, and respect are some of those benefits. These all add up to higher levels of self confidence and respect from others as well. Being physically fit and able to defend themselves makes a person feel really good about themselves and they can stand tall when they walk down their school’s halls. Anti-bullying programs are great, but for your child, martial arts may be a great program to instill for lifelong confidence.

Master Tim Bell


The Benefits of Martial Arts Training for Children & Teens

The Benefits of Martial Arts Training for Children & Teens

It has been said that children today have access to more technology and informational tools that allow them to communicate and learn in a multitude of ways that could never have been imagined by previous generations. Of course, many people have also noted that the children of this current generation has also seen a severe decline in the amount of exercise and healthy food that they have access to and consume on a regular basis. Obesity and youth onset diabetes are at an all time high in this society, and many people point to video games and other activities that encourage a sedentary lifestyle as the culprits.

If you are interested in an activity that will not only help your children to get back in shape, but will also teach them discipline, confidence and respect for authority, then you should definitely consider some of the benefits of martial arts training for children and teens. By participating in martial arts, children can learn to actually be able to execute the difficult feats of athleticism that they idolize in their movie and video game heroes. Martial arts are steeped in a rich traditional of excellence and a culture that has always respected the quiet but strong leader, and by learning to practice these arts, children will have access to this powerful heritage.

 When you begin the practice of martial arts as a child, you will begin to learn the powerful character traits of connection, discipline, and the ability to work well in a team. These are skills that most children are able to take with them into all other areas of their adult lives. When it is time to go to college and stand up to peer pressure, or when it comes time to present themselves in the job interview of their dreams, your children will be able to proceed with the confidence of strong, capable warriors who know how to choose the path of respect and honor.

 The benefits of martial arts training for children and teens can also be seen in the ability of both young men and women to be able to defend themselves, should an attack situation present itself to them when they are least expecting it. If your child has trouble with bullies at school, or you simply want your daughter to be able to protect herself from the unwanted advances of boys she may encounter, martial arts is the highest form of self defense. Consider taking martial arts classes today!

Master Tim Bell

Kettlebell Training for the Martial Artist- What You Should Know

Kettlebell training is a great way to get into shape quickly. You’ll be able to enjoy weight loss, increased stamina, speed, and strength, and many other benefits when you train with these great tools. Kettlebells originated as a Russian exercise tool, but have become very popular around the world and in a variety of disciplines beyond traditional weight training and exercise. There is something for just about everyone, and for the Taekwondo student who is just starting out or even the elite who are trying to make the most of their training, this can be the perfect exercise tool to add to your current routine.

When it comes to Kettlebell training for the Martial artist, you need to take it easy if you’re just starting out. It’s easy to over-exert yourself with typical exercises, which is why you can guarantee that you’ll overdo it with Kettlebells if you aren’t adequately prepared. These bells work just about every muscle in your body, and overdoing it could mean the difference between improving your abilities and seriously injuring yourself. You should do everything that the routine tells you to do at all times, because you will miss out on important elements of the training otherwise. There is definitely something to be said for using the basic techniques because they will help you later when you get to the more advanced techniques.

If you start out with lighter Kettlebells when you begin your training, you will be much better off. Use the lighter bells to master the moves, and then you can use heavier weights once you have perfected your form. Not only will you be able to master your form, but you will also ensure that your muscles to catch up and balance themselves out so that they are all equally strong before you get into using heavier Kettlebells.

Another tip when it comes to Kettlebell training for the martial artist is to train hard and allow yourself a lot of rest in between training. Intense workouts done less often are far more productive than less intense workouts done daily or even every other day. You should also ensure that you’re stretching after your Kettlebell training. Otherwise, you could risk serious injury. All in all, with the right training and program, you can ensure that you’ll get great results including better range of motion, speed, strength and stamina from Kettlebell training for the martial artist.

Master Tim Bell

Agatsu Certified Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor