Why Martial Arts are Great for Kids

Why Martial Arts are Great for Kids

Education is very important for kids. But besides attending school, your kids should also be engaged in some kind of athletic activity. This would allow them to develop a more versatile set of skills.

Martial arts are one of the best ways to have your kids engaged in physical activity. But how exactly are your kids going to benefit from them?

We’d like to pinpoint 4 key benefits of martial arts for kids and make you pack your backpack and go to work out!

Athletic development

Nowadays, health and weight issues are quite common among adults. Thereby, it is exceptionally important to set kids on the right track and teach them to appreciate and care for their health.

If your kids like martial arts, they are going to become more for them than just a thing that you want them to do. Training would become a lifestyle for your kids, and no matter what, they would want to keep martial arts in their life.

One of the best things you can buy for your kid is a punching dummy which will light up the fire for martial arts. Your kid will love it that’s for sure. It will have a dramatic effect on the whole athletic development especially if its combined with training in a gym. 

In addition, kids grow rapidly, and martial arts can improve their growth. Rather than sit all day in front of the computer, kids should engage in physical activities. Don’t get us wrong, kids should do what they like, but it would be great to mix things up with some exercise.

Self-defense skills

Many people study martial arts because they want to acquire self-defense skills. And since the world we are living in isn’t particularly safe, self-defense skills are very valuable for kids to have.

And among kids, physical conflict is very common. Children test their capabilities and have a need to affirm themselves, which causes bullying. And while fighting isn’t always the best answer to bullies, your kids should have the skills to defend themselves with.


Discipline is a very important thing to teach to your kids. And what better way than via martial arts? 

Martial arts, as pretty much any other athletic activity, have their own challenges. Performing a move hundreds of times may be routine and difficult, but it is necessary to do to become better.

Life isn’t as easy as it may seem to kids. And by adding some controlled difficulty to it, martial arts may be able to teach them to work for the result.


Respect arguably is the most valuable asset martial arts could provide your kids with. All other benefits are very important as well, but respect is a thing that many young people lack. And you’d certainly want your kids to have the right moral standards ingrained in them.

During sparring, there are certain rules to be followed. Children bow to each other, as well as to their instructors and the masters who came before them. They also learn to respect their partners and establish proper boundaries for behavior.

Instructors also play a key role in the establishment of moral standards in kids. Good instructors are going to stress the respect issue regularly and remind children to respect their self, their peers, teachers, and parents.

Martial arts may seem to be about punching, kicking, and throwing. But in reality, all the physical benefits of martial arts are secondary to the moral standards which kids can learn from their instructors.

Sean Lockwood

Sean is a programmer with a passion for extreme sports. Favourite extreme sports discipline is biathlon. Started this blog because of the great love for nature and adrenaline which results in something extreme like Extreme Sports Lab (ESL).

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