This school year will certainly been different from anything we have seen before. Students are preparing to go back to school after an extended break with several new things to worry about. Being able to focus on what is important in the moment will be more important than ever. Here at Championship Martial Arts we strive to foster focus in our students on the mat and in life. Here are several ways martial arts can help with that.
Focus on the Task at Hand
In martial arts, it is crucial to remain focused on the activity. Through drills and detailed instruction, students are taught to focus on the activity they are participating in so they can be successful. This is also applicable to life. When focus is split among too many different activities, it is difficult to finish any of them.
Earning a black belt is often the ultimate goal, but this can seem daunting and overwhelming, as it generally takes many years to reach. Students learn to break this goal down into manageable pieces and work towards smaller goals, keeping their focus on the end result. Learning how to do this is crucial to success in general. As they go back to school, being able to break their assignments into manageable pieces will help them stay on track and remain focused on the ultimate goal.
Anxiety and lack of confidence is going to be prevalent this year. It is extremely difficult to focus when your mind is racing and you are anxious about what the day brings. At Championship Martial Arts, students are taught to work through their insecurities and are given positive opportunities to perform and demonstrate their abilities. This helps to build their confidence, which in turn reduces their anxiety. As they grow more confident, they are able to focus on their goals with a renewed sense of purpose.
As you consider the activities your children will be involved with this school year, look for ones that will help them grow emotionally as well as physically. Give them the tools needed to help them be successful in school and in life. We hope to see them on the mat!