Parents often ask, “Is Martial Arts training right for my child?” The answer is a resounding YES, and for many reasons.
Martial Arts training at USSD is not just about physical fitness or self-defense. Our students develop a range of skills that enable them to succeed in all areas of life. This is particularly important for children, who need the guidance and support of parents and others to develop the skills they need to become capable and balanced adults. Along with improved coordination, flexibility, strength, and endurance, our students develop better concentration skills, a sense of calmness, and a deep respect for themselves and others, in an environment where the camaraderie created by shared challenges creates a sense of trust and a recognition of individual achievement. Students advance at their own pace, without the pressure that is often such a part of team sports.
The practice of Martial Arts, when done properly and under the guidance of a professional USSD instructor, is safer than most school sports. It is a workout routine that improves focus and self-discipline, developing the mind as well as the body. Students learn to control themselves and to respect others, which naturally leads to a respect for self, improving self-esteem and self-confidence. This benefit often carries over into school, helping to not only improve behavior, but academic performance. Students learn how to use their energy in a positive manner and not to be aggressive towards others. Many parents can testify to how much their kids have changed their wild and aggressive behaviors after training at USSD. Experts agree that, rather than promoting violence, Martial Arts open the door to building a solid foundation of self-confidence and a healthy sense of self-worth. The core philosophy of USSD Martial Arts training is non-violence. Our training enables students to respond in a calm and controlled way that will stop, rather than escalate, violence, should violence be unavoidable.
The success stories about children in our programs are almost countless. Every single child that participates and learns from our hands-on approach to Kempo Karate benefits and becomes a stronger, more disciplined and focused person.
Stop by any local USSD Martial Arts dojo today and take a complimentary lesson to see if personalized martial arts training is what your child needs.