Martial arts training provides a number of great benefits for adults, but many parents have found that it can have a tremendous effect on child development as well. Jujutsu, Kung Fu, Aikido and Karate for children can not only help them to become more physically active, but participation in such exercises has shown to increase discipline and social skills too. In fact, an article in the December 2002 issue of The International Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy recommended that families take martial art classes because of the many positive effects this training provides to all family members.
Youth martial arts classes can play a major role in helping your child to become a more centered, well-rounded individual, but unfortunately, not all programs are equal. Luckily, The Silent Mind in Twinsburg, Ohio offers a number of kids’ martial arts programs for children 4 and up. As Northeast Ohio’s premier health and wellness studio, The Silent Mind focuses on the entire body when it comes to fitness, and little ones are no exception. As many young students throughout Hudson, Ohio and Solon, Ohio can attest, The Silent Mind does not simply teach fitness or self-defense classes, but confidence building activities.