Posts Tagged ‘kids self defense’

Psychological Impact and Benefits of Martial Arts for Children

March 29, 2011


Psychological Impact and Benefits of Martial Arts for Children. Scientific research backs putting kids in martial arts.

Martial Arts is Great for Children – Scientists Agree!
Many parents are reaching out to help their children have a brighter future with martial arts. From developing bullying prevention skills, safety skills for anti-abduction, building confidence and a positive self image to building a solid foundation for healthy minds and bodies, martial arts is giving children an edge.

Taekwondo | Karate | Kung Fu | Martial Arts is More Than Kicks and Punches
Martial Arts has numerous benefits beyond the kick, punch, block and throw. From establishing a class structure that helps children learn to follow directions, develop social skills, focus and complete tasks to rewarding positive behavior, it can have powerful lasting effects.

Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Aikido, regardless of style, classical Martial Arts schools offer character education. Martial Arts classes also teach anger management, verbal diffusion skills, critical thinking and problem solving in addition to solid self defense. So not only do children get in better shape and have healthy activity for their bodies, but they benefit mentally as well.

Martial Arts Gives Children an Edge in School and Life
This goes a long way for parents looking to give their children an edge in university acceptance, scholarships and being prepared for a rapidly changing future.

The cultural aspects are another often overlooked benefit of martial arts for children as they increase cultural awareness, teach and reinforce foreign languages and provide unique opportunities.

Can Doing Martial Arts Make You Smarter?
Research also shows brain development in both hemispheres from using the body and mind in unique ways. Martial Arts has been linked to increased intelligence, memory, creativity and concentration.

Beyond School
Parents today are recognizing that the public school system is not enough. Millions of parents are bringingmartial arts, as we teach here, into their children’s lives to supplement their education.

Psychology Today on Martial Arts for Children
Carleton University, in a study reported in Psychology Today (January 1985), found that children in martial arts have a lower level of anxiety; an increased sense of responsibility; a decrease in the willingness to take foolish risks; a higher sense of self-esteem; higher level of social intelligence; and were less likely to be radical.

Parents report these five important benefits their children experience in our USA Martial Arts Phoenix school:

1. Martial Arts reward system improves children’s self-esteem
Martial arts are not like team sports because the emphasis is on developing the individual’s self-esteem not the team’s winning record. The belt system is the key. When kids earn their belts it gives them a great sense of accomplishment that really improves the way they feel about themselves. Nobody sits on the bench in martial arts class.

2. Martial Arts program teaches children discipline.
One of the things parents appreciate most about our classes is the improvement in their child’s self-discipline. We have a wonderful staff of patient instructors who love to work with children, but are also very clear about boundaries and safety. We enforce good rules of behavior in class, and we expect the same good behavior at home and in school. This is why so many parents are choosing martial arts to improve reinforce good character.

3. Martial Arts activities channel children’s aggression
Many doctors, counselors and psychologists actually prescribed our school for treatment because of the positive outlet it gives the kids for all their energy. Martial Arts track record for success in this arena is well established.

4. Martial Arts confidence classes enhance children’s self-esteem
We believe confidence is one of the most important things we can give kids. That’s why every class we teach has confidence-building drills included. Children develop a greater self concept because of a feeling of accountability, healthy boundaries, structure and consistent reward. Children also develop their emotional intelligence and discover their individual gifts and abilities.

5. USA Martial Arts program teaches children essential self-defense skills
Our program teaches practical, proven self-defense methods. We also teach the kids that the moves they learn in class will work, so they don’t go home and try them on their sister, or neighbor. They develop a sense of empathy and learn when and when not to use their martial arts skills.

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ONLINE LINKS TO RESOURCES AND RESEARCH STUDIES
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Martial Arts and Children’s Health
http://contemporarypsychotherapy.org/vol-2-no-1/martial-arts-and-mental-health/

Martial Arts Benefits for Children With ADD, ADHD, Short attention spans
http://ftp.pwp.att.net/w/a/wabokujujitsu/articles/psychsoc.htm

Children and Family Development Psychological Benefits of Martial Arts Training
http://blog.childandfamilydevelopment.com/blog/cfd-psych/psychological-benefits-of-martial-arts-training

Martial Arts as Therapy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_arts_therapy

Martial Arts and ADHD Full Study
http://www.milehighkarate.com/pdf/MA%20&%20%20ADHD_Full%20Study.pdf
Martial Arts and ADD

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Attend Our Bully Proof Workshop & Take Our Trial Course and Get a Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Pass Free!

March 10, 2011


Po and his Pals return in the sequel to Kung Fu Panda in Kung Fu Panda 2 The Kaboom of Doom by Dreamworks Pictures.

KUNG FU For Phoenix Kids!
Attend Our Bully Proof Workshop & Take Our Martial Arts Trial Course and We’ll Give You a Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Pass Free!

USA Martial Arts Phoenix is hosting a series of children’s safety and enrichment training workshops. Check out our awesome online special and find out how we develop confidence, character and inner strength in our students by building legendary self defense skills.


The ABC’s Of Personal Safety From A Security And Self Defense Specialist

September 23, 2010


The ABC’s of Personal Security and Self Defense
Conflict Resolution – Using Brains Over Brawn

Self defense is something everyone knows that we should learn, yet few actually do. Rather than use a few self defense or fighting tips as an emotional pacifier, it is important to test and apply what you think you know. It is through this process that self defense competence is built. With self defense competence comes personal protection and security confidence. A good self defense instructor will ad to your peace of mind and help you use your innate survival signals and skills to bring to bear in protecting yourself and/or the ones you love.
When you learn to defend yourself you are less likely to have to because:

1. You tend to avoid potentially dangerous situations because you recognize them earlier
2. You are more likely to trust your intuition/gut feelings therefore act on them
3. Project more confidence which often removes you from the victim profile. Criminals like easy targets, not difficult ones.

HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR ABC’s OF SELF PROTECTION PERSONAL SECURITY

Alert to Avoid Potentially Dangerous Situations
– Knowledge and Awareness of dangerous situations and how criminals operate
– Trusting instincts and Acting on intuition
– Always observe safe habits and practices

Breathe
– Belly Breath with Backpressure on exhale helps manage stress, adrenaline and fear
– Be looking for opportunities, weapons, barriers, escape routes and targets
– Be prepared with training and a plan but be flexible

Communicate with Confidence and Commit
– Say directly what you mean and mean what you say
– Change the Context of any situation you feel might lead to a violent encounter
– Commit to your plan and execute with intensity

Distance
Whenever you increase distance, you increase time and options and usually deny the targets

Eyes on targets and Escape options
Eyes, neck, groin, knees, Everything’s a weapon, Escape

Recommended reading: “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker

Personal Security and Self-Defense Training Courses

Escape to Gain Safety: Jeet Kune Do based self defense for women www.fighting.net/johnn
P.E.A.C.E.: A 5 Step Program of Self Defense
ABCs of Self Defense: Self Defense Basics for Everyone
The 5 Fingers of Self Defense: Self Defense Concepts
Street-Wise Street-Smarts: Street savvy self defense lecture
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com http://USA-MartialArts.com
Hit Like a Girl: Bodyguard Tactics for Women in a fun entertaining format http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-Like-a-Girl/339618134337?ref=ts

Children’s Personal Safety Self Defense Courses
o Kid-Wise Street Smarts
o Bully to Buddy
o Escape School for Kids- Stranger Safety Skills
0 http://USA-MartialArts.com

Rapid Learn Immersion Reality Based Self Defense Training
Paul Vunak’s RAT: The rapid learn hand to hand combat course taught to Navy SEALS
John Nottingham’s VIPER Personal Protection: A customized street combat course specializing in scenario based training and adrenal stress conditioning, survival stress inoculation with context driven solutions.
http://NottinghamSwordandShieldSecurity.com
Each program can be taught as a lecture or hands on clinic and tailored to the individual or organization.

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Rd. Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
602-896-8721
http://USA-MartialArts.com

Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security&Training
NTS TACTICAL Phoenix Campus
4731 E. Greenway Rd. Suite 10
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com

Welcome to USA Martial Arts Studios of Self Defense!

March 15, 2010

Welcome to USA Martial Arts Studios of Self Defense!

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced martial artist, USA Martial Arts Studios of Self Defense has a program to fit your needs. Men, women, and children of all ages and professions participate in our Private & Group Training Programs.

Our mission is to share the wonder, cultural education and life-enhancing wellness of Martial Arts with as many people in Arizona possible. It is our sincere belief that the versatility of our MMA (mixed martial arts) system, combined with our proven methods of Professional Instruction, truly makes USA Martial Arts PV as “America’s Martial Arts for Kids and Families Leader” !! And with that in mind, we want to continue to grow and establish our safe and friendly studio environments, where people of all ages can experience how the power of the Martial Arts can enhance the quality of their life.

The USA Martial Arts Self Defense System is an ever-changing wealth of knowledge that is always interesting and fun to learn. At USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley, you’re not just another student. You will realize your full potential, because you are special to us.

Our family of students come from all walks of life and nationality. We have been here in Arizona since 1992 and are still striving to make our community a safer place by offering women’s self defense classes and community awareness clinics available to everyone.

Our dedicated staff of instructors are well trained in teaching both children and adults. We are very excited to have you come look around the studio and meet our friendly instructors and students. Before you know it, you will be enjoying the benefits of a healthier, more relaxed, goal oriented, long lasting life through the Martial Arts.

We hope to see you soon at our Paradise Valley Phoenix location at Tatum and Greenway and look forward to guiding you down your own path in the Martial Arts!

We are sure you have questions, so we set up a few options to guide you and help you get started.

http://USA-MartialArts.com
602.896.USA1

Ask about our Hit Like a Girl women’s self defense home or office parties!