IMPORTANCE OF KARATE-DO (MARTIAL ARTS) EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN SCHOOL.
Why should your child take Karate-Do lesson and training? Ans. Learning and training in Karate-Do at our academy helps the child not only to be able to defend him/her self but also prepare the child to face the future with confidence.
DISCIPLINE.To achieve success and to learn in anything in life one requires great discipline and consistency for without it, it’s not possible to learn or progress in life or in any art. Children’s reaction to discipline in the beginning is little difficult but if they are encouraged then later they start developing self-discipline. Being self disciplined helps the child to develop an ability to focus their mind on a task given which results in improving concentration. Many of our student’s parents can see an improvement in their children’s power of concentration.
SINCERITY AND DEDICATION.If a child is not disciplined then it is very difficult for him/her to be sincere and consistent towards any task given which results in switching from one activity to another till he finds the most comfortable and easy going things. Discipline is the link and the chain connecting to sincerity and dedication.
EASY GOING ATTITUDE.Not taking anything seriously and taking everything casually results in a “JACK OF ALL & MASTER OF NONE” syndrome. Working on your weaknesses and turning them into your strength results in a strong and capable person and this can be achieved only by being consistent and taking the training seriously resulting in a person knowing his/her abilities and a way of extending them. Overcoming one’s weaknesses result in self confidence.
Karate-Do helps to prepare a child for life. The children in our Karate-Do training know that more is expected from them, and with a little encouragement and support from their Karate teacher and parents, they develop to the maximum potential possible. When a child knows that his/her abilities are improving than his/her confidence level boosts up!
Children at our training sessions are taught that Karate is more a defensive and not an offensive martial art. Martial Arts training will make them strong but at the same time they should be good at heart and should help one another and create a good environment, learn to be polite and respect their parents, teachers, elders and fellow students. Hence they learn the etiquette and manners of Budo (Martial arts).
Karate-Do compliments Academic Performance.The Karate Kids are the children from the age of 3 and 15. At this age, they are in their best of learning, developing and functioning. Training in Karate will help the school students be the best they can be and use their body and mind to their fullest potential possible. The areas of specialization include:-
- Self Discipline
- Improving Focus and concentration
- Sharpening the Memory
- Working as a Team
- Control and Patience
- Physical Fitness
- Developing Physical, Mental and Emotional Balance
- Coordination of the mind and body
- Etiquette and Manners
- Self Defense
The toughest part of Karate-Do training for children. To develop each skill the students need to practice one skill per class to make it better. Hence each skill is taught using various drills which make their training more fun and motivational.These drills are easy to follow and help the students to develop their basic which leads to excellence as a martial artist.
The toughest part of Karate training is “ENDLESS REPETITION”. Without it the training is not possible and sometimes this can be a boring part of karate training. But due to this type of training a student learns to be patient and develops an attitude working on each and every technique properly, which can be used in further day to day life. Remember there is no shortcut to progress, so work with all your heart, mind and spirit.
The below mentioned key points of Karate techniques helps in the progress of a Karate student:-
1. TACHI WAZA – Positions and Stances.
2. BALANCE - control of self and mind while moving or stable.
3. COORDINATION – correct movement of the body in rhythm.
4. CORRECT FORM - performing your techniques correctly.
5. SPEED – execution of the karate techniques without loss of form.
6. POWER – developing and enhancing muscular, rhythmic and internal strength.
7. REFLEXES – develop an ability to react appropriate in time of need.
8. INTERNAL STRENGTH:- Efforts with whole mind and body.
Training or trying to learn in a hurry and rushing from one technique to another will never results in a fine martial artist. It will look like you are progressing faster in the beginning but later in long run you shall be very poor in basic skills. Mastery in Basics is the key foundation of a successful Karateka. Karate is very beneficial and anyone can achieve its numerous benefits but it is only achieved through hard, long, sincere and disciplined training.
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