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!
The reason why is because kids need guidance to hit goals. Left to their own devices, they are distracted.
How Our Martial Arts Classes Teach Kids Discipline
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. And martial arts training covers both. Facing the obstacles and challenges that are inherent to martial arts training, a student has to develop self-disclipine in order to progress through the next level of rank and technique. Over time, this builds a STRONG CHARACTER.
In martial arts, discipline is among the most important values one can develop. And 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.