It’s easy to see the benefits of signing your kid up in jiu jitsu, grappling, kick boxing, wrestling or a combo of all known as MMA: self-defense, confidence, discipline, positive social structure, respect, humility, honor, friends—but few realize that such an act is also setting your child up of success in life as a whole.

This combined with a good education puts your child at an extreme advantage in life over those without these methodical disciplines.

Okay, you’re thinking, how does my child trainingMMA set them up of success in life?

Sports, whether team-based or individual, are a great activity for children that provide a variety of benefits other than physical activity. Participation in sports can help build self-esteem, confidence, can motivate children to excel academically and can help build social skills. Participation also can teach children the benefits of goal-setting, practice, learning how to lose with grace and poise and taking that loss and turning into a teachable moment.

Physical Activity

Physical activity is the most obvious benefit of sports participation. Children often spend too much time watching television or playing video games. But sports practices and games provide an opportunity for exercise that can help keep kids in shape and healthy. As well with MMA is also stimulates and exercises the child’s mind and creative thinking because of immediate defense tactics needed to be used within a matter of seconds.

Social Skills

Sports participation can help children develop social skills that will benefit them throughout their entire lives. They learn to interact not only with other children their age, but also with older individuals like our outstanding coaches and sports officials at the tournaments we attend. Kids learn leadership skills, team-building skills and communication skills that will help them in school, their future career and personal relationships. Although team sports can provide fun-filled memories that can last your child a lifetime, they are also a teaching tool for the development of important social skills. Sports can teach him or her to be competitive, humble, yet fair and honest. Learning to combine competitiveness with integrity will help your child cultivate meaningful relationships as he or she progresses through school, as well as throughout their adult life.

Teamwork Skills Development

By playing sports, your child learns that she or he does not work alone, but they’re part of a group that must cooperate to achieve a common goal. As the American Academy of Pediatrics says, sports teach children such skills as following established rules for the sake of everyone. Indeed, these skills will help your child get along with people as they grow older, whether in their personal relationships or those they build in the workplace. And more so with MMA than other sports we focus on respect of one’s self, parents and all others.

Long-Term Commitments

Another effect of sports in the development of young children is the building of character. One aspect of character development is being able to honor a long-term commitment, whether it’s to a team, to the choir at church or to schoolwork. This is a positive trait that will help him later in life as he enters the job market or cultivates a long-term relationship. By playing sports, he learns that he’s part of a team that’s counting on him to stand by them, through the good and bad times.

So, I look forward to seeing your children on the mats with me so they get immediate gratification with achieving short-term goals and as well learn disciplines that will last a LIFE TIME!!


Coach Rob

PS. Who do you know that can benefit form these positive life changing classes and disciplines? Be kind and share this blog with them. God BLESS!

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