A POWERFUL WAY TO TEACH DISCIPLINE
Discipline has been defined as “doing what you need to do, when you need to do it, whether you want to or not”!
But how do kids learn discipline? Well, the short answer is that kids learn discipline the same way they learn any other virtue – by PRACTICE.
That means learning discipline is a habit that a child needs to develop. Most of us are not born with discipline, it is a learned behavior.
However, not all activities are the same when it comes to learning self-discipline.
Martial arts is ESPECIALLY HELPFUL here and has been proven to have a POSITIVE impact on self-discipline!
It may come as a surprise, but kids need guidance to hit goals. Left to their own devices, they are distracted. At Bam Bam Martial Arts, we use a tried-and-true method to make sure your kid gains self-discipline. When a student comes through our doors they take-in a mantra of “NO QUITTING”. This affirms values that lead to better behavior as well as healthfulness.
WE EVEN GIVE LECTURES ON THE VIRTUE OF PERSEVERANCE – We teach kids that “quitters never win and winners never quit.”
SO what makes martial arts training so good at teaching a child discipline is because:
- MARTIAL ARTS IS AN INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY WHERE KIDS ARE TAUGHT TO RELY ON THEMSELVES
- MARTIAL ARTS INVOLVES HITTING GOALS – ALL THE TIME
- OUR MARTIAL ARTS TRAINERS ENCOURAGE KIDS, EVERY DAY, TO HIT THOSE GOALS
So our martial arts classes provide a fun and safe ENVIRONMENT where goal setting is part of the culture. This is where kids learn the importance of setting goals AND DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ACHIEVE THEM.
We teach kids to never quit – even when it gets tough!
And that is the very essence of discipline.
Self-discipline is physical and mental. It is the journey of one and yet conditioned by the guidance of many. As students begin to develop self-discipline they face obstacles and challenges. As they overcome them they build character.
In martial arts, discipline is among the most important values one can develop. And what do you know? This also happens to be true of life! Nobody is successful in life without a good habit of discipline under their belt!
BBMA looks forward to being a positive influence in your child’s unique development! Enroll today.