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Martial Arts After School

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It’s that time of year when you and the kids need to decide on after-school activities. What’s it going to be? School sports? Club activities? One of the best choices you can make for your kids is to choose after-school activities that will help them stay active and socially engaged. One of the best ways to do that? Martial arts.Of course a club or gym that offers after-school martial arts programs is your best option, but having a space at home where the kids can practice what they learn at the gym is important, too. It’s easily accomplished with some Tatami martial arts mats and a dedicated space. If martial arts are new to your family, try the 3/4” mats for extra padding and support. If your’e adding a space for someone with experience, the 1/2” mats are perfect.

An after-school activity shouldn’t just be a filler until dinner time. It should continue to offer your kids the opportunities for growth and enjoyment they have during the school day. Few after-school activities can offer the menu of benefits martial arts participation can. Not only does it promote physical well-being, it contributes significantly to mental and emotional well-being, too.

Martial arts after-school programs will teach kids self-discipline, goal setting, and consequently increase their self-confidence. Imagine the shy fifth grader after a year of martial arts tackling sixth grade with confidence and no fear! Isn’t that worth a gym membership? And just wait until that self-confidence spills over into home-life and academics. You’re looking at a new kid!

Self-confidence, goal-setting, personal discipline, and a new group of friends with martial arts in common are reasonably expected outcomes from an after-school martial arts program. Find a gym or club, put some martial arts mats down in the basement or garage, and look forward to a great school year!

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