Helping your kids focus with martial arts [Video]

March 15, 2016

A young boy struggles to stay engaged in the classroom.

Winter seems to sap the energy out of most people, with its cold weather and limited daylight. If your kids are having a difficult time focusing in class thanks to the gloomy season, you can help them perk back up by turning to extracurricular activities.

Martial arts classes require participants to focus on their form, or the way they perform moves. Because the physicality can be challenging, working both the upper and lower body at the same time, maintaining coordination requires concentration.

While picking up martial arts may not transform your child overnight, the benefits of this physical activity can reach beyond the dojo and into the classroom. What’s more, your kids will┬ábe able to use the focusing techniques they discover even after winter ends.