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Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy, and Productive Teens

Posted: January 24, 2019

Teenage years are a time of rapid development for your child. They grow rapidly, and their hormones begin to get more complex. However, all too often the teenage years tend to be filled with anxiety, stress, poor decisions, and laziness. Obviously not all teens are like this, or they may only have these feelings for a short amount of time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to do something about it. Martial arts is meant to inspire strength and discipline in your child, and there are ways to help you expedite building up healthy habits in your child through the use of martial arts.

Get Them Out of Their Comfort Zone

One of the best ways to help your child is to help them get out their comfort zone. Being a teenager can be a harsh time in many ways, so some teens revert back to only doing things within their comfort zone. Martial arts helps provide the opportunity to try new things and get them out of their comfort zone. Why? Learning martial arts has been shown to increase memorization, improve mood and boost one's inner confidence. Your children may not run into situations where they will have to defend themselves every day, but it can be your job to positively reinforce to them that learning martial arts is not just for their physical safety but also provides an abundance of other benefits.


3 Common Mentors in a Teen's Life, and How They Can Help

Posted: January 02, 2019

Having a mentor can significantly impact a teenager’s life in a positive way. Going to school, socializing with peers, and a positive home life can become better experiences. These common mentors may help teens live the best life they can.

Martial Arts Instructors

As a mentor, a martial arts instructor can provide an enjoyable learning environment. Their attitude towards life may be inspirational in a way that provokes memories of favorite movies about martial arts. This mentor is skilled at teaching discipline of the body, mind and spirit. Learning martial arts can be fun and educational in an exciting way. It can motivate teens to live a better life away from drug and alcohol abuse, gangs, and an idle mind. A great martial arts instructor will know how to engage with teenagers and use their skills to help keep them on track.


5 Ways to Help Your Child Balance School and Sports

Posted: December 28, 2018

Today's youth are faced with multiple challenges when trying to precariously balance the pressure of being a good student with participating in athletics or other physically rigorous activities, like martial arts. Here are five ways that parents can best assist their child in achieving this critical balance:

Provide Academic Guidance

Recognizing that athletics are important, it is equally imperative to stress the importance of school. Keep an eye on your child's GPA. If you notice your child's GPA is dropping, perhaps it's time to talk with your child and make a plan about what they can do to improve their commitment to academics. Calculating your student athletes’ GPA will help them to stay on top of their grades and continue on the road to success. Communicate regularly with your child to ensure that they are making the grade.


How Martial Arts Can Help a Teen Struggling in School

Posted: December 28, 2018

High school marks a transition in your child's education as well as their social life. Academic pressure will be greater than ever as they prepare for college admissions, and friends and romantic interests will begin to play a greater role as well, bringing with them a new set of challenges for your teen to overcome. If your child isn't performing as well as they used to academically, they might need a positive pastime or hobby to help pick up the slack. Martial arts can make things easier for your teen by giving them something to focus on and be rewarded with after a long day in class. Here are a few ways it can help your child.

Signs Your Teen May Be Struggling With School

There are a lot of signs your teen may be struggling with school, but the most common symptoms are related to acting out and poor grades. If your son or daughter get into arguments with other students, fail classes, get in trouble, and end up in detention, it may be more than just an attitude issue. Kids and young adults often have built-up energy and need some way to vent their frustrations. If you suspect it may be due to a more severe and underlying issue, then don't hesitate to reach out to professionals to get your child the help they need.


5 Ways to Boost Post-Class Recovery and Speed Your Progress

Posted: December 19, 2018

 

They are about a million reasons to practice martial arts on a regular basis. Martial arts are not only used to improve your physique and fighting skills, but they also work to reduce stress and enhance focus and concentration.


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