How to improve grades through Martial Arts
These next set of blog posts are covering the influence Karate has on school, and how Martial Arts is key to getting your child good grades.
My Son and His Karate Training
Sensei Kimberley Sue – Fourth Degree Black Belt – North Brampton Academy of Martial Arts
The greatest skill a student can achieve through the martial arts is focus. Martial arts give you the ability to increase concentration. This type of training helps students with schoolwork and grades.
My son has been training at the Academy of Martial Arts since he was 3 years old. My husband and I, both black belts, noticed his marks getting lower when he began grade 1. He had a hard time adjusting and staying focused during a full day of school. We had a big talk with him:
School is like training karate, we said. Karate strengthens your body, it makes you strong and gives you endurance, and also strengthens your mind, it makes you focused. It is the same when you are writing a test! You have the stay focus on the assignment.
He’s been doing progressively better in school after our talk. He still trains hard and uses that towards school. It’s not only my child. Here’s a testimonial from one our parents:
“Currently, my daughter is a black belt candidate and a confident, respectful and goal-focused honor-roll student in high school. She is actively involved in both school and the community and in grade 10 she actually has an action plan for her future! When people tell us we’re lucky, we gratefully acknowledge the compliment; however, luck didn’t have as much to do with it as Karate and the dojo did.”