Perhaps we need to define the meaning of self-confidence first.
As a simple definition it’s the belief in yourself and your abilities. This belief is what drives you to become successful whether it’s at school, in your career or any other part of your life.
Self-confidence in children is vital if we want them to grow into well rounded individuals with a can do attitude. If children feel good about themselves they will approach life with positivity. However, a child lacking self-confidence is a child that is more likely to feel a failure, be insecure and lack focus.
And avoid the destructive behavior that children can get involved in including gangs and drugs.
Focus, discipline, self-confidence and self-esteem and respect – these are 4 key assets to developing the self-confidence a child requires and skills that can all be gained through learning martial arts.
We’ve all seen the final fight scene in a martial arts movie where strength wins each time, but martial arts isn’t just about physical prowess. It’s also about training the mind and spirit so children can take these skills into other areas of their life like school.
Once they gain these skills they will be equipped with all they need to become the individuals each of us hope our children will grow into.
Here at Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness we have age and ability level specific classes that are designed to improve confidence. We have over 30 classes spread over 6 days a week. Full time venue with great facilities, free wifi for the parents and lots more.
If you are thinking of introducing your child to martial arts then get in touch with myself Mark Deacon on;
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.
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