Martial arts not only help children learn coordination and develop physically, but it also assists them in acquiring skills that help them live successful lives. One of the important life skill children acquire by practicing martial arts is integrity.
The word Karate come from a combination of two words “Kara”, meaning to lose oneself from the vices of greed and violence, and “Te”, which means hands. Controlled breathing is one of the tools a Karateka uses in getting rid of the urge to be greedy or violent. Controlled breathing entails striking a balance between breathing and time.
Learning to set goals early on in life can be a tremendous advantage for a child because goal setting is crucial to success in all aspects of life. For instance, for students to excel in school they must set goals. They must come up with clear tasks and the timelines for completing them. The same principle applies to work and everything else in life. Martial arts help children learn to set goals by teaching their minds to visualize and execute tasks within specific times.
Bullying in schools is a common problem in Australia and most western countries. The increase in the rates of bullying in schools can be attributed to poor socialization and the media. Children who are bullied perform poorly in school and suffer emotional and psychological damages. Consequently, schools have implemented different anti-bullying programs to try to curb the vice. Nevertheless, cases of bullying and incidents of extreme aggression in schools have continue to be reported.
Balance is an important part of any athleticism and martial arts. In everyday activities, the well-maintained balance has a major part in life. Achieving a good balance at an early age will give a child a healthy posture later in life. It will also help them avoid problems such as muscle weakness and breathing difficulties when they get older. There are many techniques available to maintain balance. While practising martial arts, your children will be able to improve not only the physical ability but also mental capacity which in turn directly affects their balance.
While practising martial arts with us, where children learn skills like strength, agility, focus, coordination and balance, there comes an another skill which is considered as of extreme importance and that is Speed. It affects most of the performance when in a combat situation. In order to get speed trained basic conditional requirement including flexibility, agility and strength should be met.
In martial arts respect is considered as one of the core values. From the very first day of our lesson, we focus on children mentality and teach them how to respect your parents, coaches, and teachers. During our training journey, the strength, courage, respect and positive attitude is taught to the children which is helpful throughout their lives.
Resilience is defined as a psychological ability or quality to cope up with adversity or attuned to the situation. Everyone is resilient. It’s just a question of how much and how well you are adaptive in your life. Being resilient doesn’t mean one has no problem or feel the intensity of the event. Instead, it just means that they’ve found a pretty good way of dealing with it more quickly than others.
Kansai Karate for kids aims to teach self-defence, but more importantly it teaches focus, responsibility and control. Focus is imperative in Kansai Karate, as it is in everyday life. Focus is directing all of your attention to one set task. It is being mindful and living in the present moment.
Courage is mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.
At Kansai Karate we teach children to know that it is not always enough to know the difference between right and wrong. We teach children to have the courage to always do the right thing.