Over the years many have asked
What is the best martial art?
What is the most important thing for kids to learn in Martial Arts?
Why should my kid learn Martial Arts?
How can Martial Arts help me?
Why are traditional Martial Arts important?
The answers are often evasive or self centred basing the response on a level of ‘come to my martial art as it is the best’.
The best martial art has a teacher and instructors that can communicate the importance of self defence and respect rather than fighting especially for kids. There are martial arts out there where the sporting aspect requires a particular fighting mindset and thats fine but only if that child is the kind of kid that wants that. There are many kids that do not have that fight in them and will feel safer in a martial art that will cater for each individual kids needs. That requirement must be clear and understood by the instructor who, through experience, will know the needs of each child and direct their training in a way that gives them full exposure to developing their full potential and not feel left out. For example, it is easy to teach a child how to protect themselves from bullies but it is equally important to make a child aware of the devastating effects of being a bully and to instil that from an early age. Good martial arts teach discipline and manners to a level that makes kids aware of bullying but also how not to become a bully. It is how you impart that knowledge and carefully place those valuable teachings on the minds of young people.
The most important thing for children to learn in martial arts is self defence but what is self defence? it is not fighting, it is being clever and dealing with difficult situations that will harm or hurt you and others. It is the last resort to fight your way out of trouble and the first thought or natural reaction, through good training should always be to escape. Running away is said to be the best escape but if a child has fear or worse, hatred, after running away then they have not truly escaped and have only partially removed themselves from danger. Strength in the mind is equally important to a childs understanding of self defence as much as physical techniques.
At Shogun martial arts Navan kids learn all of this with emphasis on good behaviour throughout all aspects of their lives and time spent well in good manners with a disciplined mind will keep you safe. Safety however is not just something that you can magically summon or wrap yourself in an impenetrable lovely warm cocoon. It is earned through hard work and good training.
All instructors at Shogun Navan are trained in Japan and each with their individual knowledge and training history bring valuable teachings to the kids here at the Navan ninja kids martial arts club. Manners, discipline, respect and the highest level martial arts techniques to train the body and the mind imparted at a level of understanding the needs of each child make the instructors in Navan Martial arts the most qualified teachers of kids martial arts.
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