Confidence and Martial Arts
Martial arts are crucial for those who want to obtain confidence. If you want your child to develop not only a strong and flexible body, but also a strong spirit, it is the right choice for them to master a martial art. This training will provide them with holistic mind development, with a strong character, and the right vision of the world.
Mastering a martial art will impact every aspect of a person’s life. It cannot only save them from street attacks and bullies in school, but it also instills good inner qualities and boosts self-esteem. There are numerous ways with which martial arts have an influence on various spheres of a person’s life.
- A strong, firm body boost a child’s confidence
While practicing a martial art, a child becomes stronger and more masculine. If you look at different 15-16 year old boys, you will notice that they differ from each other with their appearance. Some boys look like they are still kids, others look more like men. With their physical data, they can even use self-defense against adults.
No doubts that a person’s physical strength and appearance reflect on how they perceive themselves. It is not necessary for your child to fight everywhere to prove something to their classmates. Everyone will see their muscles, their confident behavior, and the absence of fear.
The point of martial arts is to give you an assurance that you have a plan for different situations. Thus, when someone talks to you with aggression, to test you, they will change their intentions when seeing your calm reaction. You will demonstrate calmness because of knowing that, at any time, you can disgrace the adversary with a strong hit, but you choose to act more generously.
We must also mention, that great appearance adds a bonus to a person’s attraction. When a person notices that more people like them, their mood is boosted and their self-esteem grows.
- Life lessons
While mastering a martial art, a person learns many things. For instance:
to respect more experienced seniors,
to work in a team,
to work with a pair,
not give up,
to accomplish tasks, and
to endure difficulties.
In this way, a child will better understand the world and will feel comfortable outside their home. Besides, when a child trains constantly, they become independent, because they know what they are doing. They can easily go to the courtyard of the house and perform an exercise without being shy. In that manner, a child will always act independently when they need to accomplish their task.
For instance, they will bravely enter the office of their boss, when they are insured in the importance of their cause.
Martial art will help develop strategic thinking. Without a strategy, you can win competitors neither in sport, nor in life.
The next life lesson consists of a child’s ability to learn to be ready for someone attacking them. I’m talking about both physical and mental attacks. They will not fear danger after they meet it in the ring numerous times. Thus, they will properly see this world: it is dangerous, but you shouldn’t fear it.
A child becomes more interesting as a person. There will always be topics that they can support in a conversation. When a person understands that it depends on your skills and knowledge, whether you win or lose, they start to seek more erudition in that field. As a result, a person becomes more comprehensive in other directions of development. It happens when they have learned the value of knowledge.
A child that engaged in sport always has “additional” friends, aside from those that they will gain in school. In fact, their sport friends may happen to be closer to them because they share mutual interests. As a result, confidence will grow.
When a child is capable of protecting themselves, it is easy for them to practice small talk without any shyness. Even if they make a mistake, no one will punish them fiscally. In this way, they can practice speaking skills which will raise their socializing ability.
The same principle works when a person wants to go out somewhere. They are less fearful, and as a result, they will visit more places, companies, and parties. This way, they will gain more life experience.
- Philosophical views
Practicing martial art will inspire a child to believe in one’s self: that they capable of mastering anything if they really want it. It will also form their world view; they will learn to see themselves as good people that, nevertheless, can defend themselves from aggression.
When a person understands their responsibility for their actions, it means that they are growing up. When your child practices fighting in the ring, they will feel a subtle border where they have the moral right to apply their fighting skills and where it is forbidden.
Martial art teaches avoiding unnecessary aggression. However, when it is inevitable, it teaches you to give your best in fighting. Sometimes, a child doesn’t feel that they are right to hit their offender, or hit them strong enough. Proper combat mentoring explains where you need to be patient and humble, and where you need to show readiness to be militant like a lion.
But, what if you don’t see the ability to teach a proper philosophy in a particular coach? What if their students treat themselves aggressively towards those who are weaker during the workout session? Then, you should probably search for another coach.
Every parent that wishes their boy or girl to become braver and more confident, should find a good master of the art of combat. If your child is going to take their training seriously, soon you will see other people in them: more mindful and more fit for life. If you will not spare money now for their development, it will return to you in their lack of physical and mental health, successful future, and gratitude for showing them the way.