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Why Every Parent Should Have Their Child Learn Martial Arts

June 12, 2010

Why Every Arizona Parent Should Have Their Child Learn Martial Arts

By Shihan Dave Kovar

I believe that every child should learn Martial Arts.

There is a reason why Oprah, Dr Phil, Dr Laura Schlesinger, Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser), Tony Robbins, pediatricians, child physiologists, and educators the world over all have alluded to the fact that Martial Arts is one of the most valuable things you can involve your child in.

It goes way beyond self defense and can help a child in nearly every aspect of their life. Improved health and fitness, athletic enhancement, increased confidence, better concentration, better behavior, more courteous and respectful; martial arts can help in all these areas.

Does this sound too good to be true? It’s not. As a matter of fact, many experts agree that in this day and age of escalating childhood obesity, increased playground violence and deteriorating family structure, if you do nothing else for your child, you should make sure that they learn how to swim and they learn martial arts. Let’s discuss why.

Self Defense – “Practice the fight so that you don’t have to” is a phrase that is often used to describe the self defense benefits of martial arts training. It refers to the fact that as a child becomes more confident in their ability to defend themselves thru martial arts training. The need to defend themselves automatically decreases because they unconsciously begin to carry themselves in a more confident manner and that confidence is projected to those around them, making them less vulnerable to predatory behavior. On top of that, martial arts’ training includes strategic self defense as well as actual self defense. Children are taught how to recognize a potentially dangerous situation and how to avoid confrontations.

Athletic Enhancement – There is a reason why virtually every professional sports team in virtually every major sport supplements their training with martial arts. Martial arts training offer several advantages. First off, it is amazingly effective in enhancing general coordination because it uses every part of the body in a balanced way. Upper body, lower body, right side, left side, forward movement, lateral movement, rotational movement, it’s all included in martial arts training.

Fitness – The three pieces of the fitness puzzle are strength, flexibility and endurance. Martial arts training demand a balance between the three. Therefore, a child who trains in martial arts will find their deficiencies greatly enhanced. Also, because of the balance in the three pieces of the fitness puzzle, they are less likely to injure themselves while participating in other athletic endeavors.

Health – Martial arts training is a proven link to better health for people of all ages, but especially children for several reasons. First off, it is great exercise. But because it is fun, kids don’t mind doing it. Discussing diet and lifestyle habits with students is a part of martial arts training, so children who grow up training develop healthy habits that will stick with them for life.

Concentration – Very few activities engage the mind, body and spirit more than martial arts. Because of this, a child’s ability to concentrate is greatly enhanced by their martial arts training and this concentration tends to be easily transferable to other activities.

Respect and Courtesy – Due to the fact that martial arts teaches techniques that could be harmful to others if applied, martial arts instructors are obliged to stress the importance of respect, courtesy, and restraint. It has been proven time and again that children who are skilled in martial arts tend to be extremely respectful, considerate and composed.

Confidence – Martial arts virtually always lends to increased confidence in children for a couple of specific reasons. First off, there are no bench sitters, every child participates and is judged not against others but more importantly, against their own potential. Secondly, the structure of martial arts is built on the concept of setting children up for success by giving them a series of realistic, short term goals that they can attain quickly while keeping them focused on an exciting, long term goal. Each time they experience success, their confidence improves until they tend to believe that with hard work and dedication, they can accomplish just about anything.

Mr. Kovar has been teaching Martial Arts professionally since 1978. Dave is a multi-style Black Belt who has been committed to ever-improving his Martial Arts skills. He updates this blog to provide tips and insights to martial arts instructors around the country. To learn more, click here and see why he endorses PV USA Martial Arts Scottsdale-Phoenix.

USA Martial Arts Opened a New School in Paradise Valley Scottsdale Phoenix area. We’re offering a fully sponsored FREE Kung Fu Karate Kids enrichment program to teach kids stranger safety, bully buster, and build self esteem. Class is conducted Saturdays and Wednesdays with a National Champion Black Belt Instructor. First to enroll get a free T-shirt.*

*While supplies last. Limited enrollment based on space.

7 Ways Our Camp Will Get Your Kids Off the Couch This Summer

June 4, 2010

Confidence Camp Arizona

7 Ways Our Camp Will Get Your Kids Off the Couch This Summer (and have them thanking you for it!)

Lots of parents set out with good plans for their children for summer only to have the kids parking themselves on the couch or playing video games. Here is one fun way to get them moving while helping them learn something positive.
By John Nottingham, 6th Degree

If you are like most parents, you have the best intentions for keeping your kids on a schedule for summer. From getting fresh air, visiting the pool and water park to reading a book or going for a bike ride, the plan is to make it a great summer with positive memories.

Before you know it, you find out that the plans for a schedule has clashed with the realities of our modern busy lives and your kids are spending far more time watching TV, playing video games and on the computer than you think is healthy. Sure everyone needs a break but it begins to form into a new habit… an unhealthy one.

As a parent, you are certainly not alone. It becomes clear why childhood obesity is rising at an alarming rate and the temptation of sugary snacks and amazing video games are competing for our kids attention.

Keep your kids from getting into stuff they shouldn’t with a novel approach – USA Martial Arts Confidence Camp! Kids who attend this camp are less likely to fall behind academically, plus they learn important skills like how to defend themselves and make positive friendships.

Confidence Camp is a way to sneak in some structure for your children and include some quality family time while the kids are having a blast.

1. It’s fun – every kid wants to be a Ninja!
2. Make positive friendships
3. Stay active, fit and healthy with good nutrition
4. Cross train for other sports to get an edge
5. Learn cool things like how science relates to martial arts, handling bullies and more
6. Swords & Warriors (padded weapons), water wars, crafts, games & fun!
7. Meet the Korean Eagles Taekwondo Demo team, see the show, and benefit from a cultural exchange

Day and evening camps available for less than you think.

We accept competitor coupons & match Groupon deals!

Contact USA Martial Arts for more info:
Tel. 602-896-8721

AZ Martial Arts Adventure Camp for Kids in Scottsdale, Phoenix PV area offers fun and fitness

June 4, 2010

Twilight star Taylor Lautner Got His Start in Programs Just Like This

Give your kids the edge this summer and get them off the couch!

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Combining the best of:
+ Sports Camps
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+ Educational Camps
+ Fitness Camps

All of these awesome camps combined into one… USA Martial Arts Confidence Camp for Kids! Plus its located conveniently for Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix area parents.

Kids Spending Summer on The Couch or Playing Video Games? Our Summer Camp is the Perfect Solution for The Summer Blues!
Rather than having your kids spend the summer on the couch or in front of the computer playing video games they can have fun learning self-defense and confidence building martial arts.

Our camp instills self esteem, self discipline and good fitness while they have fun making friends and doing exciting games and drills.

o Make healthy friendships and positive memories
o Build confidence to handle life’s challenges
o How to handle bullies and avoid dangerous situations
o Learn some Korean, Japanese and Chinese language & culture
o Cultural exchange with the Korean Eagles Taekwondo Demo Team
o Perfect for beginners with no experience

This is your chance to have your child experience the most award-winning martial arts school in Arizona. The camp features trained instructors, a safe, air-conditioned environment, fully matted floor and lots of personal attention.

We’ll match competitors coupons and groupon deals!

USA Martial Arts Phoenix Arizona
Phoenix Camp Confidence!
Telephone: 602-896-8721
Call or email to enroll today! Limited space available.

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Summer Camps in PV, Scottsdale, Phoenix AZ

June 4, 2010

Our Kids Summer Camps Are Designed For Fun & Fitness!

Martial Arts Confidence Camp in Phoenix, Scottsdale, PV Arizona

Martial Arts Confidence Camp Ninjas, Pirates, Wizards & Warriors, Karate Kids, Kung Fu Panda, Secret Agents, Fitness, and Fun!

By John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Phoenix

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Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix Arizona, USA Karate Camp
Awesome confidence building Martial Arts fun camp with caring leaders. No martial arts experience required. You won’t find a more exciting camp than this!

Parents love the confidence. Kids love the Fun!

Our AWESOME Martial Arts Summer Confidence Camp is exciting, packed full of learning experiences and most of all FUN!

From adventure themes like Wizards & Warriors with padded swords to Pirates of the Caribbean, fun crafts, bully and stranger safety skills, there is always a waiting list for our Camps so contact us today and reserve your childs spot. Summer is here and enrollment is limited. Call now for registration information and an early bird discount!

Camp Type: Day and/or Evening
Year Established: 1992
Gender: Coed
Age of Campers: 4 to 17 years old
Cost/Week: less than $95.00/wk (1st 10 to register)
Camp Owner(s): Master John Nottingham
Camp Director(s): Mark Mayes
Nearest Large City: Phoenix
Camp Focus: Fun Self Esteem, Safety, Self-Defense Skills
Sports Camps: Martial Arts

Special Accommodations:
Weight Loss
Subjects: Science Camp, Nutrition Camp, Music Camp, Languages: Korean, Japanese, Chinese; Fitness Camp, Health, Arts and Crafts Camp, Teamwork, How to handle bullies, Good manners, Fire safety, Anti-abduction Stranger Escape, Stories, Focus & Concentration for better listening, Reinforce family values, The joy of Self discipline, healthy friendships summer camp in Phoenix Arizona.

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