When people talk about martial arts values that one learns when practicing any form of martial arts, the overwhelming focus is usually to that of self-defense, but what we are talking about are the traditional values of honesty, integrity, respect, loyalty, compassion, courage, justice, and the unwavering will to “Never Give Up,” which are philosophies we ingrain in our students at American Karate Institute in Kendall. These principles help to shape personal attributes like maturity, discipline, humility and inner peace. These elements all combine and to help form the foundation that build both successful students and adults. Children who participate in regular martial arts training tend to demonstrate positive characteristics strong will, confidence, self-discipline, and appropriate judgement in confrontational situations. These are all qualities that are evident in the students that have continued to develop at American Karate Institute.
Why is AKI so Successful in Developing these Martial Arts Values?
While children do develop these values as a result of consistent martial arts training, it isn’t necessary for them to start with an understanding of what these values are or the techniques used to develop them. At American Karate Institute because of our organized, well thought-out curriculum and the fact that our classes are so much fun, students often don’t realize that they are gaining these great core values.
What can Parents do to Help Facilitate these Martial Arts Values?
As a parent, these are values that one can both demonstrate and reinforce by replicating them in one’s own life. An effective way for parents to achieve and reinforce these values is by attending your child’s martial arts training classes with your child or as family. All members of a family can benefit from a positive atmosphere in which physical, emotional, and spiritual values can develop through martial arts training.
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At the American Karate Institute, we teach a way of life. Our Miami martial arts school has developed a well thought out curriculum that teaches more than just the art of self-defense. We delve deep into our students’ technique, skill set, intelligence, intuition and overall physical fitness. Contact us today if you’re interested in self-defense classes and schedule two free-trial classes!