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How Martial Arts Teach Kids the Life Skills to Succeed and Thrive?

By Premier Martial Arts in Fort Wayne, IN


Martial Arts is more than a sport. It’s a lifestyle. Whether we talk about sports, the household, and the academic life of children, Martial Arts lets your kid feel the confidence needed to solve most of the life situations. In essence, Martial Arts become a bridge that a kid needs to thrive in life.

However, the question arises, how exactly are Martial Arts helpful in teaching kids the life skills they need to incorporate? Let’s get specific!


Clearing the Stereotypes

First thing’s first, there’s this stigma around the world that Martial Arts are aggressive and unethical for the kids. I blame movies for that part. But, if we talk about reality, Martial Arts incorporates the mental and physical growth of a child. It’s more than just landing punches and blows.

Even though Martial Arts is a physically demanding and a taxing sport, the main point of teaching Martial Arts is not to build ego or be a narcissistic fella. Martial Arts is often taught for the purpose of self-defense.

Hence, Martial Arts do not teach kids to be violent. It teaches them the necessary life skills and values they need to thrive in their lives.


Life Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

1.   Martial Arts Improve Attention & Learning Issues in Children

It doesn’t matter what exercise we do. Exercise, in general, is super-rewarding for kids who are suffering from learning and attention issues. Specifically for kids with ADHD/ADD, it lets them build a flow and makes them recognize a pattern that they can benefit from.

Moreover, a lot of problems come from childhood. If your kid is having difficulty in focusing, it can lead to various social and physical problems that must be solved in order to have a great life.

On the other hand, Martial Arts develops mental and physical skills that incorporate following the rules and teach your kids the art of self-control.


2.   Martial Arts Teach Self Confidence To kids

As a parent, it’s important for you to teach your kids self-confidence and how to respect others. This is where Martial Arts shine! When the kid knows that he can defend himself in sticky situations like bullying and fighting in general, he becomes calm and the self-confidence is on a whole nother level. In short, Martial Arts gives a boost in self-worth and self-confidence.


3.   Martial Arts Help in Achieving The Goals

Once again, it’s the discipline and self-confidence that lead a person to a goal. A lot of kids suffer from lack of motivation and confidence. Martial Arts enables everyone (YES! Not Just Kids) to achieve goals at their own pace while making peace with their mind. Hence, when you’re mentally healthy, it’s only a matter of time that you’re going to achieve your goals.


4.   The Power To Stand Back Up

Life is uncertain. There are always ups and downs no matter who we are. However, it’s the person who can stand up after he/she fails who succeeds. Martial Arts focus on building the mental and physical prowess that’ll let a person handle a situation in the sanest way possible.

Goal setting is one of the most important aspects of Martial Arts and it requires a lot of failing to reach goals in this department. In other words, learning from the failure and ability to rebound STRONGER is what Martial Arts teach the kids.


5.   Healthy Body Is Equal To Healthy Mind

Martial Arts focuses a lot on physical fitness. Specifically for kids, it helps them to have a sturdier base and starting point to lead a healthy life. The exercise includes cardio, strength training, stretching, and skills to train the mind so that your kids can remain fit while achieving their life goals.

Moreover, having a fit body is essential for having a healthy mind. Healthy Body helps us in other areas of life such as social interactions, increased energy level, and self-confidence that will give you peace of mind.


6.   Martial Arts Build Leaders


Leadership requires accountability, self-discipline, confidence, and a plethora of other qualities. Martial Arts is empowering kids to feel more confident in what they do, and as a result, their focus and hard work pays off.

Moreover, it helps the slow learners and kids that are considered to have bad grades in school and turn them into a person they wish they were in their minds. Hence, at the  end of the day, Martial Arts create leaders who have the potential to run our community!


Final Verdict

Martial Arts is more like a system that can form the shape of an ideal teacher for all the kids. It teaches us important life skills and skills in general to achieve the goals and become a happier person. Martial Arts creates leaders and it has the potential to have a kid craft his/her life the way he/she always wanted.


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Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.

Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 27 years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.


Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)


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