Taekwondo Improves Concentration in Children by Grand Master Gregory V. Glover
Good concentration is essential for children to be successful at school. They must have the focus to study, complete assignments, and remember what the material covered. Concentration is also important when listening to teachers give lectures and the lack of concentration can be the source of behavioral problems. Unfortunately, many things can hinder a child from having the proper level of concentration. Video games and too much television can work against the desire of the parent to teach their child to concentrate. Such activities should be limited if they must be engaged in at all. There is, however, an activity that can promote and enhance a child’s ability to concentrate. Taekwondo classes not only improve concentration but have many benefits for children.
Children with low levels of concentration are often labeled as having a behavioral problem or being rebellious, but the truth is that it is not their fault. A parent that could promote concentration in their child by positive means should take advantage of it. They should do all that they can to learn more about all the things that eat away at a child’s concentration levels and do away with them. They should replace these negative activities with taekwondo classes and be supportive of their children by celebrating their accomplishments with them and making sure that the child gets to every class. Parents have a big part to play in the lives of their children. The child should be to blame if the parent refuses to put forth their best efforts into making sure the child has all the intangible things that they need in order to be successful in life.
In addition to being a major concentration builder Taekwondo classes have many other benefits for children. It helps them to become and stay physically fit, strong, and healthy. Children get good practice at their social skills and learn things like teamwork, responsibility, and patience. These benefits are all very important elements to success and help a child to be their very best. Children who take Taekwondo classes also become self-disciplined. Parents have been stunned by the transformations that they witnessed take place in their child’s life after enrolling them in Taekwondo classes. This training really helps a child to fulfill their potential. Some of the most successful people in the world received martial arts training as children.
Every parent wants the best for their child, and it is very discouraging to have a child that cannot concentrate for any extended period. What is even more tragic is the fact that the child gets mislabels. When the truth is that they are good hearted. These children do care about themselves and others, but they do not know who to go about it because they have never received proper training needed to develop some very important skills in their own life. Parents should check out the Taekwondo schools in their area and find something that works well for them.
Respectfully yours in Taekwondo,
KwanJangNim Gregory V. Glover
Chief Operating Officer USNTA
About the Author: Grand Master Gregory Glover is a full-time professional martial arts instructor with a strong background in Korea martial arts. He is the Head Coach of the USNTA National Team and owner of the US Martial Arts Academy in Conyers, GA. Grand Master Glover is the Director of the US National Taekwondo Association www.usnta.net.
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