Youth Martial Arts – Focus
For the month of September, I focused a lot on teaching the kids about what it takes to be a good student at FightClub and in school. Here is the list we worked on in class of the attributes of ‘A Good Student’.
A Good Listener
Being Quiet when the Teacher is Talking
Asking good questions
For this month I will be focusing on FOCUS! There are too many distractions in our world these days. Kids now more than ever before need to stay focused. Video games, television, and smart-phones have taken a toll on their ability to keep focused for more than a few minutes.
How will I do this you ask?
Concentration and awareness exercises for kids are designed to help improve your child’s ability to focus during basic daily activities. Youth martial arts teaches lots including focus.
A mind-body connection first through static positions like sitting, standing up against a wall or laying down. Then I will start timing them … Let’s see how long they can sit still without moving! According to the experts this type of training strengthens neural connections between the body and brain, making it easier for your child to focus and develop self-control.