Help your kid foster ‘creative discipline’ through martial arts [Video]

June 20, 2016

An experienced instructor demonstrates a martial arts stance to a young student.

It’s no secret: Martial arts helps individuals of all ages develop and hone mental rigor and discipline. For children, this type of training is especially important, as it helps them learn to respect others and follow protocol.

Within martial arts’ focus on discipline, there is room for creativity, though. In sparring sessions, children learn how to creatively combine their skills for effectiveness, all while staying within the stated rules.

When children move out of the studio, they can take these skills with them into the classroom. This can help young students improve problem-solving abilities in both academic and social situations.