How Martial Arts Can Improve Your Child’s Grades
February 4, 2020
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Training in Jiu Jitsu gives your child a whole lot of benefits. It gives them confidence, skills and often helps with their self-esteem.
But did you know that Jiu Jitsu classes can help your child do better in school?
Jiu Jitsu helps with the development of a lot of skills that students need, so if your child is struggling with schoolwork, you might want to consider registering him/her for Jiu Jitsu classes.
Setting and achieving goals is critical to success
Success comes from achieving a series of smaller goals which ultimately culminates in the accomplishment of larger goals. In school, this could mean finishing an essay on time or reading a few chapters ahead of the class. In Jiu Jitsu, it means passing an evaluation and earning a new belt. As a Jiu Jitsu student, your child learns to enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishing goals and this will spur them to seek out opportunities to replicate in school and at home.
Physical activity builds cognitive functions
Researchers have discovered that physical activity levels have been positively linked to cognitive function during development in school-aged children. Besides the neurological connotations, giving kids an outlet to move their bodies can help them academically by improving their memory and increasing their attention span. Jiu Jitsu is a very physical activity so it can help build cognitive functions as well as serve as an outlet to help improve memory.
Jiu Jitsu can be extremely useful for your children to boost their school grades if they are already A students. If they are having problems with schoolwork, it can also help them by helping to develop necessary skills to become a very good student.
Being prepared leads to success
Benjamin Franklin said, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. Much of academic success hinges on being prepared and organized. Think about it, what good is it to write the greatest essay since Charles Dickens if you leave it at home and so can’t turn it in on time? Jiu Jitsu teaches kids that they always need to be prepared. For example, when they’re getting to spar, they know they need to stay in fighting stance and stay on their bounce so they can explode into action when they need to. Kids who train in Jiu Jitsu carry this trait over to their schoolwork.
Rigorous academics require discipline
A good student is one who understands that life is not a free-for-all, where they can just do what they want when they want. Good students do their homework even when their favorite show is on TV. In order to get good grades, they must complete their homework, turn it in on time, and study and prepare for tests. The trait necessary for achieving all these is discipline. Jiu Jitsu helps to develop this discipline because it helps students learn structure, order and most importantly, how to have self-control.
Good students must be able to focus
With all the opportunities and channels of entertainment available to today’s kids it can get difficult to focus. But in order to cope with rigorous schoolwork, students must learn how to listen to the teachers and not get distracted by their surroundings. Jiu Jitsu can help your child to develop this very important character trait, focus and concentration. When in Jiu Jitsu class, they learn to shut out distractions, whether they’re external (classmates playing around) or internal (negative thoughts and doubts).