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  • Master Regina Gonzalez

Martial Arts Can Help Your Child Stay Focused

Do your thoughts drift when you study? Do you have trouble focusing on your job? Are you having difficult focusing on a path in life? If you do, you are not alone. Most people are not able to focus on a thing for long. In fact, people’s attention span has been steadily decreasing over the years. Without focus, you may find that you are unable to make good progress in any job you do. How much you can focus on a job is often the fine line that separates success from failure. Did you know that learning Mixed Martial Arts at the American Karate Institute in Miami can help you improve focus?

AKI is built on a regimen of training and practice to enhance the needed skill set. The amount of focus you put in your training determines your progress. To learn martial arts, you have to learn to focus through the training drills and skills taught in the classes. As you progress, your ability to FOCUS will also improve.

This is a natural development but you reap the benefits anyway. As you progress in your martial arts training, you will see that you are learning faster and are able to retain what you learn.

As you learn self discipline, you start focusing better. If you are in school, your grades improve. Students who learn martial arts are able to perform better on math and science tests because of increased focus and concentrations. Learning a martial art can also help children who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Many children and adults are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.

How does it work?

When you learn martial arts, you have to work your way up from basic postures and movements to transitions between the movements. You also learn body awareness, mindfulness, and painful discipline, which needs focus. Many sports have a need for gross motor skills. Martial Arts, Taekwondo, and Karate For Kids at AKI Miami utilize both gross and fine motor skills that increases the need for a higher level of focus and concentration.

When you do not focus, you cannot become good at what you do. Your practice will suffer, your goals will be vague, and all your efforts will be at best mediocre. To become a good martial artist, you have to struggle and focus makes the struggle easier as it does in all aspects of life.

Ways in which martial arts help you develop focus

There are many ways in which martial arts can help you develop focus. Here are some that the American Karate Institute have seen to work well.

  • Martial Arts Instructions to help you learn to focus

American Karate Institute is not only physical trainings. There is mental instruction as well. You will be taught mixed martial arts moves and mental movements and breathing exercises to help you focus, making your brain sharper and thought process quicker.

  • Martial Arts Belt Testing’s Graduations, and Examinations

There are regular belt examinations to test what you have learnt. To perform well here, you need a great deal of focus. The process is designed in such a way that you must accomplish smaller goals before you climb higher in the AKI system. Initially, your progress will be quick but as you advance, the higher belts are more difficult to achieve and take more time. Karate, Taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing and Martial Arts belts are not just given out. A rank must be earned for all color belts and Black Belts at our MMA school.

  • Personal effort

Everything you learn in martial arts will come to you through personal effort. The confidence that you get from this will help you focus on your life goals.


At the American Karate Institute, we teach a way of life. Our Miami martial arts school and MMA Classes 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 mixed martial arts and self-defense classes and schedule your free-trial class!


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