In just a couple months we’ll be hearing sighs of relief as our children finish up the school year and embark on their summer break. It’s a much needed break so that children can relax, re-charge, and just be kids.
If your child is active in martial arts, you or your child might be asking, “Can I take the summer off from training?”. The answer is definitely no, you cannot. A brief break for a family vacation, absolutely. Two months off, definitely not.
Martial arts isn’t a seasonal sport like school sports. Martial arts is a lifestyle investment and something that requires consistency in order to be successful and reap the benefits fully.
While children need the summer to be a kid, they also still need structure. Martial arts is great for that. Children can relax and play all day before coming to class that evening. This allows the child to have the best of both worlds.
By continuing your martial arts training through the summer, your physical fitness stays strong, you can continue working on being responsible, and you’ll feel secure knowing you still have structure to your summer days.
Summer is also a great time to start taking martial arts classes. If you’re looking for something for your child to participate in this summer (and continue throughout the school year) check out the martial arts dojos in your area. Not only will it give your child structure but it will also give them added confidence going into the next school year.
At Empire Dojo our instructors not only teach the techniques during classes but, also situational awareness, real world scenarios, responsibility, self confidence, anti-bullying and how to identify bullying, how to be kind to others, and so much more.
Send us a message, come check out a class, and see what we can do for your child. New friendships, life changing skills, and endless fun await.