When you hear the word self-defense, the first thing that comes to mind may be violence and physical combat. Well, it's no wonder some parents are worried if the baby wants to take part in self-defense sports. However, it turns out that at this time there are actually many martial arts clubs that introduce self-defense sports to children. Starting from the age of 5-12 years. Not only in self-defense clubs, some elementary schools have also begun to include the sport as an extra-curricular activity. Children should be given an understanding that self-defense should not be used for evil. It may be an easy-to-use language for children. So, self-defense is to defend the truth. So, of course, when you are at school, don't practice it. Really just to defend yourself.
Behind the punches and kicks, self-defense turns out to have a myriad of benefits for your little one. Such as practicing sportsmanship, discipline, concentration, balance and planning in achieving goals.
Even self-defense also encourages children to excel through various competitions that can have a positive impact on children.
Martial arts can train children's motor sensors, through various movements that involve almost all limbs.
Regular practice patterns and the need for concentration make this martial arts sport also able to train calm. However, before parents involve their children in practicing self-defense, it is necessary to pay attention to the purpose of parents choosing martial arts as a child's activity. Self-defense for children is only limited to sports.
As long as they are guided by experienced instructors or trainers, parents don't have to worry about their child being rude.
In fact, from a psychological perspective, many parents are worried that when children are at an early age participating in self-defense, then more negative things will happen, actually not. Because many perpetrators of bullying or violence do not participate in this martial sport, because actually the essence of martial arts is not only movement, not only resistance, not only violence, but more emotional control and self-control.
Not only coaches, parents are also important to keep children from negative things after learning self-defense. And parents should also be able to see where the place is, see where it is. What is the teacher like? Because when we see that the place only teaches about his skills without his psychic senses being included, that's the danger.
So, because the child is okay, can learn movement, learn concentration, good attention, that's it then, planning, all kinds of things are good, but not filled, usually out of control.
In addition to seeing the needs and choosing a place or martial arts club that is friendly to children, the most important thing is that parents must understand the type of martial arts they choose.