here are some of the benefits of our program for children:
As Maspeth Martial Arts for kids students become physically stronger and they begin to realize they can do simple things like breaking a piece of wood, they become more confident and have a more positive attitude towards new and more challenging situations. A higher sense of self confidence will benefit children throughout their lives.
Learn Not to Give UP
Maspeth Martial Arts for kids learn to challenge their bodies and minds. They can exercise for longer periods of time, they can practice skills until they get them right. This shows them not to give up. They strive harder and longer to reach goals. Even if at first they fail, they persevere until they get it.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic. It is extremely important for children to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit at an early age. At Maspeth Martial Arts for Kids, we like to start our youngsters at around 5 years of age so physical fitness becomes part of their life as they get older.
School Discipline and Behavior
Improved behavior in a Martial Arts class often translates into improved behavior at home and school which often translates into improved school discipline and behavior. Respect and discipline are characteristics of a good Martial Arts program. Maspeth Martial Arts for Kids is about personal growth and becoming a better person in and out of the Martial Arts school. We teach kids to behave and act the same way in and out of our facility.
Socialize and have Fun with Great Kids
As children grow into adolescence and adulthood, it is crucial that we as adults encourage peer social interactions, monitor social skills, and teach healthy ways to interact with other children and with adults. Maspeth Martial Arts for Kids encourages like minded kids to socially interact with each other in and out of our facility
Stranger Awareness and Personal Safety
In our Maspeth Taekwondo for Kids program, we talk to our students about home safety, traffic, fire safety, anti-drugs, dangerous substances and strangers in an age-appropriate way. As your child gets older they will learn the difference between meeting a stranger when Mom or Dad is present, and being approached by a stranger when they are alone.
Our anti-bullying workshops teach children the principles of redirection and straightforward assertiveness. Students at Maspeth Martial Arts for Kids are taught to manage situations without the use of violence, learning ways to assess threats, redirect verbal assaults and mobilize the audience, which is a critical factor in empowering the bully.
Burn Excess Energy
Whether a child is naturally very energetic or suffers from ADHD, Maspeth Martial Arts for Kids allows this excess energy to be used and channeled in a productive and positive way. We help children burn energy and we also make them focus and relax. We teach an obstacle class, which excites kids and makes them burn a lot of energy, but they are only allowed to participate if they follow our school rules, and thru they years this has been a great success in assisting families with children with lots of energy.
Improve School Grades
Arming your child with all or some of the other benefits of our program will help him or her achieve better grades. At Maspeth Martial Arts for Kids, we run an Academic Achiever's program, which promotes and rewards improving and higher school grades. Our children strive to impress our staff and parents with higher grades in order to get these rewards.