In addition to building confidence and self-esteem, classes at Metro Karate offers other benefits as well. Children with learning difficulties, such as ADHD, hyperactivity or behavior problems, opposition and defiance, can benefit from the structure learning program that martial arts training offers. Parents of ADHD children tend to agree. "Our son, David, participated in tae kwon do from ages 9 to 11," says Karen Jenista, a Mom from Chanhassen. "His psychologist recommended a form of martial arts to instill self-discipline and self-esteem in David, issues that were present due to his ADHD. David progressed to the green-belt level. Participating in tae kwon do did give David confidence -- in himself and his abilities. I think it really helped him to have visible proof of his ability -- the different colored belts and the awards of his achievements."
We have found through over 20 years of experience that Martial Arts helps kids with ADD/ADHD/OCD. Many physicians actually prescribe training in the Martial arts to help these children focus, set goals and become accountable for their behavior. Our instructors know that each child is different. Martial Arts lessons have proven time and time again to help children with focus, self confidence, self discipline and behavior management. How is this done? In our school, we teach karate, martial arts, tae kwon do, or whatever title you wish to use, in a personal setting, with a great teacher / child ratio to see that your child gets the attention they deserve. Children with ADD/ADHD are often above average in intelligence, and need a positive role model to help them build the desire to excel in everything they do! We teach children to realistic and attainable goals, and help make sure they reach them! Fast pace classes with constant challenges help hold the child’s attention longer, thus creating an interest to improve! As self confidence improves, so does FOCUS! Come into our school, talk with other parents, try our 2 month special and see if you think our school can make a different for your child.
"Karate is the best thing you will ever do for your child!"...Chuck Norris