Nurturing your child’s growth and development means ensuring they’re getting nutritious food, adequate sleep, and appropriate levels of physical activity. And while traditional group sports like basketball and soccer and volleyball are one option, martial arts is another. But while all of these activities will get your child moving, martial arts has a few benefits […]
Can a 4 Year Old Benefit from Martial Arts?
Parents looking for child-appropriate activities often find themselves researching martial arts. And that makes sense, since it’s a great foundational activity for future sports and it encourages all sorts of wonderful characteristics (respect, a can-do attitude, honor, etc.). But how early can you realistically enroll a child? Can, say, a four year old benefit from […]
Martial Arts as an Alternative to Traditional School Sports
Here’s an interesting stat — according to a nationally representative survey from the Aspen Institute and Utah State University, close to 3 in 10 students who were athletes before the pandemic no longer want to play organized sports, and it’s an increase of almost 20% from June 2020. Blame it on lack of motivation or […]
How Old is Too Old to Start Martial Arts?
If you’ve ever sat on the sidelines watching your child in martial arts or helped them train at home and harbored a secret desire to start classes yourself, you may be wondering if you’re just too old to learn a new trick. How old is too old to start martial arts? The short answer is […]
4 Tips for a Successful Return to Martial Arts
Life has a way of, well, getting in the way, doesn’t it? Whether it’s family commitments or school or work, sometimes our responsibilities have to be prioritized over all else, which means our passions and hobbies fall by the wayside. But if martial arts — and more specifically, a black belt — is the one […]