IN MARTIAL ARTS, THERE ARE NO BENCH WARMERS!
Most parents want their kids to participate in some kind of physical sport. They know that It’s great for their health, learning teamwork, and making friends. Are you wondering what the best option is for your child? Baseball, soccer, and football are all good choices if your child is naturally talented and athletic. But, there is another activity that provides all of the benefits of physical sports with many perks that the others can’t offer and that’s Martial Arts! And NO, it’s not about violence or fighting OR even the sometimes serious injuries that can and do occur with contact sports. At Karate World, martial arts are taught to be used as a last resort, self defense, and safe ways to protect kids against bullying. So let’s compare:
MARTIAL ARTS VS TEAM SPORTS
One of the best parts about letting your kids train in martial arts is that they’ll never have to sit on the bench. If they train hard enough or want to compete, they’ll definitely get their chance to shine on the mat. So no one gets left behind. In team sports, coaches can pick from an endless supply of players every year, the big and strong get picked to play while the smaller, less physical kids watch from the bench and this leads to boredom and little playing time as the season goes by.
It’s a fact that some people are blessed with physical strength, and lots of athletic ability while others are strong in ways that don’t require great, physical talent. The kids who are naturally athletic get a great boost in their confidence from playing team sports. But the kids who aren’t gifted with that ability are more likely to lose confidence if they don’t get to play their sport. No matter how much effort they put into the game they’re playing, most of the time they’re failing; and when that happens, they feel like they’re letting the whole team down and soon they’ll want to quit. But the Martial Arts DO NOT discriminate… with our great instructors any child can build confidence in a Karate World program.
BIG OR SMALL, BOY OR GIRL, IT’S ALL GOOD
At Karate World our mats are full while the benches are empty, ALL of our kids get equal playing time. Naturally, some kids develop their skills and physical abilities quicker than others but we’ve seen that many kids who start out with less athletic talents like strength, speed and size, end up becoming some of the finest students we have in all of our programs. Karate World doesn’t discriminate by size. So smaller kids don’t have to feel shy when it comes to training with kids who might be bigger or have higher rankings. Another difference between team sports and martial arts is that there are no separate boys and girls teams. You won’t hear the boys saying, “she’s just a girl” or the girls complaining that “boys are stupid.” That’s because girls and boys train together in our martial arts classes, and they’re all treated equally. And unlike soccer, baseball, or football, the season never ends! We’re here whenever your kids need us.
If your kids really don’t want to try out for a team sport, it’s OK. Bring them in to visit Karate World in Kenilworth, NJ and let them see that there are NO benches here. We’re a family and your kids are our kids. We’re just as proud of their efforts as you are so come watch a class in action soon or call us at 908-241-0066 to learn all about our kids Martial Arts programs.