Stress Relief Through Martial Arts.
As adults, we often suffer a lot of stress!
This past year plus as I write this with the pandemic have definitely added to it!
But modern life is often difficult and not just during a pandemic. We worry about paying the bills, our jobs – and we worry about our kids.
That’s part of our jobs as parents, but we don’t want our kids to be affected by stress. It’s not good for them physically or emotionally.
Still stress is part of life – and some kids are more prone to it than others. In fact, some of us are just naturally anxious. If your child struggles with stress and anxiety, you’ll be happy to know that studying martial arts can help.
Let’s talk about why.
There are a few specific things that happen in a martial arts class that help kids learn how to deal with stress.
Kids learn mindfulness, and that helps them maintain focus and learn to stop worrying about things they can’t control.
Martial arts classes provide kids with an intense workout, and exercise releases feel-good hormones called endorphins that counter the body’s stress response.
Our students also learn how to take potentially negative emotions like anger and anxiety and channel them in a positive way with physical movements and martial arts.
Studying martial arts strengthens the mind/body connection and helps kids improve self-control and decrease their tendency to worry.
One of the biggest benefits of learning to cope with stress early is that it decreases the chances that your child will suffer from stress and anxiety now and later in life. We all need coping mechanisms, and the work kids do in our classes helps kids develop these skills.
Of course, we can’t say that your child will never be stressed if you sign them up to take a class with us. But what we can say is this: they’ll learn the things they can do to manage stress and prevent it from affecting them negatively.
Texarkana Jiu Jitsu offers fun, stress reducing classes that help kids get in shape, develop confidence, and learn how to deal with challenges that will allow them to achieve more in school and life!
Get your child started learning how to cope with stress today by clicking here to sign up for a trial membership. We can’t wait to see you at Texarkana Jiu Jitsu.
Until next time,
PS Keep an eye out for an upcoming blog post. It’s going to focus on something that’s very important to kids!