How Will This Help Your Child’s Growth and Development?

We want the best for our children as parents. We are concerned about their development and want to see them grow into responsible and capable adults. Finding the right activities for our children can aid in their development. Martial arts is one activity that can help shape your child and teach them skills that they can use throughout their lives. Here are five reasons why your child should learn martial arts.

Physical Fitness

Children require physical activity, and in today’s world, many children are glued to a screen at home. Enrolling your child in a martial arts class is an excellent way for them to get plenty of physical activity. Their physical fitness levels will improve tremendously over time. Students will improve their muscle strength, balance, and flexibility.

Mental Fitness

Martial arts not only benefits children’s physical development, but it also benefits their mental development. Martial arts practice requires concentration in order to execute complex techniques. Martial arts training also requires students to memorize a variety of techniques. These techniques become part of the students’ muscle memory as they practice and progress in their studies at their own pace. Martial arts training has been shown to improve children’s concentration and memory. Children will benefit academically from having a good memory and memorization techniques.


Martial arts students will develop discipline as they progress through their training. Discipline and self-control are required to perform and perfect techniques, and martial arts training instills discipline and rewards hardworking students. Each martial artist understands that whether they advance in the sport is entirely up to them. Students set personal goals and work hard to improve and grow. This requires hard work, dedication, and discipline. The discipline gained from martial arts practice is beneficial in all aspects of their daily life.

Social Development

Students who study martial arts grow alongside their peers. The dojo’s team environment helps students develop social skills. These are the abilities that assist students in learning to resolve conflict and form friendships with their peers. Students enjoy the dojo’s camaraderie.

Students who learn martial arts with their families form stronger bonds. Many martial arts classes are designed for adults as well as children. When families enroll together, they can practice skills at home and build a stronger bond.


Martial arts is an individual sport, and students learn that hard work will help them achieve their goals. Students’ confidence will grow over time as a result of goal setting. A move that seemed difficult at the start of their training will eventually become second nature to them. Mastering moves and techniques, as well as progressing in the sport, instills confidence in the young martial artist.

This newfound confidence developed in our safe martial arts school environment is felt outside of class as well. Children who are confident are more successful in school.

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We value FAMILY and FUN at Proformance Combat Sports Center. Our Martial Arts training allows men, women, and children to challenge their bodies and minds without fear of injury or intimidation. Take advantage of the best training in disciplines such as Karate, Kickboxing, and Jiujitsu and improve your skills one day at a time with the help of our dedicated instructors. We are proud to provide a rewarding experience that can set you or your child up for success in all aspects of life to families in Yonkers, New York  and the surrounding area. If you’d like to learn more about our martial arts program, please call us at 914.294.0062 or visit our website.