Tai Chi can improve a child’s self-esteem, confidence, and physical strength. As a martial art, Tai Chi also teaches children discipline, a sense of inner calm, and appropriate social skills. Children learn to observe, help each other with movements, and have a common interest – it can help them to socialize in a calm, appropriate manner. Tai Chi can teach children about teamwork, leadership, and communication. Some kid’s games and exercises can be competitive, and that creates an antagonistic environment for play. With Tai Chi, there’s no competition, and the focus is enjoying the activity. In fact, children are encouraged to help each other understand the motions and perfect them together.In order to learn the movements and perfect them, children need to pay attention, focus and concentrate. The more children learn to focus their minds and concentrate on a task, the more these skills will develop and improve.Studies have proven that Tai Chi can actually reduce hyperactivity in children.Tai Chi is a very slow, controlled, calm martial art that requires focus and attention to detail. Some kids experience anger and frustration and don’t know how to deal with those feelings appropriately. Teaching a child that they can work through their stresses in a calm and collected manner while maintaining an even temper, is important for their overall emotional well-being. Tai Chi focuses on deep breathing as well as slow and calm movements – these are ideal for quelling feelings of frustration and anger.Tai Chi is excellent for mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Tai Chi focuses on a mind-body connection and is known to calm the mind, boost concentration levels, minimize anxiety, and even lower blood pressure. Tai Chi is a great release for pent-up tension – something many kids tend to have these days.
Respect, politeness and having good manners are just a few of the things that are prevalent within our students. This comes from the training environment and the physical and mental training each student undertakes. It has been noted, Kung Fu helps improve concentration and cognitive reasoning. Active children have fewer chronic health problems than kids who are sedentary. Kung Fu classes provide a full body workout that creates powerful bodies and fights against the growing rate of obese children. Teaching them the value of physical fitness is vital to helping them become fit, healthy adults. Aside from exercising all the major joints and muscle groups, martial arts training develops physical coordination and balance, which is important as kids enter the awkward growing stages. It can also develop their abilities in sports, athletics, dance, music, and basic living.
Music builds language skills. As they learn their instrument, children become accustomed to different sounds that they would not have recognized before. This practice trains their ears for the nuances and subtle sounds of language.Music also improves their ability of learning and increases their IQ. Numerous studies have proven that children’s IQs increase because of even a few weeks of music lessons. Brain scan technology reveals that brain activity increases following musical training, and some parts of the brain even grow larger! During music lessons, children learn discipline. Sometimes they even have to spend hours even learning to hold the violin or trumpet before they can make a sound. Music lessons require hours of concentration and patience. Children must persevere even when things aren’t going well…an invaluable skill for all areas of life. Children play in a group, so they have to learn to work together to achieve a common goal, exercising tolerance, patience, and encouragement towards their peers what improves their social skills. Music makes kids feel good about themselves amd it helps them understand culture. By learning music from various parts of the globe, students come to understand these cultures. And finally, we come to the most important reason of all- it makes them happy.