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.
The ability to properly focus our efforts is an invaluable skill. While this may sound simple it can often be difficult to achieve. Focus can be developed and improved over time. Kansai Karate can greatly help with this, as you need focus and concentration in order to advance. The more you progress through the belt levels, the more concentration you will require for each different technique.
To properly execute Martial Arts, you must perform with correct posture, precision, measured breath and balance, all of which are key elements to focus successfully.
Martial Arts requires you to command various elements simultaneously, in order to continue improvement. Focus can be easier for some than others, just like some Martial Arts moves are easier for some than others. However, it is a very important attribute for martial arts and life and therefore it’s very important to continue to develop it.
A technique to improve focus is by concentrating on your breathing. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, while feeling your stomach expand with each breath in and contracting with your breath out. Focus only on your breathing and try to empty your mind from all other thoughts and worries. This will then help you focus and be able to concentrate properly on the task at hand.
It’s important to note that when we set our minds to accomplish something, it is focus that ensures we see it through to the end. Without this skill, our actions might not amount to much at all. As your ability to focus develops in your Martial Arts training, it will naturally expand into other areas of your life, which will a key to your success.