I'm having a lot of behavior problems with my 4 year old daughter and am at a loss of what to do. Most of the martial arts studios tout improved behavior and respect as one of the benefits of learning martial arts. I'm just wondering if this is really valid or just a lot of hype. Also even if children who are otherwise strong willed and unruly actually behave well in Martial Arts classes, does this carry over to their behavior at home and situations outside of martial arts class? I was just hoping to hear from people who have had a preschooler in this type of class to see if there was a noticable improvement in behavior. Also any opinions on whether tae kwon do or Karate would be more effective would be appreciated.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:18 AM on Nov. 18, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:28 AM on Nov. 18, 2008
It did wonders for my nephew for behaviour and focus
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Answer by Kayge at 12:05 AM on Jun. 17, 2009Credits: 366 Level 9
I'm glad you asked this question. I keep saying I want to enroll my 5 year old son in Martial Arts; but I've also wondered if it would be worth the time and expense. It looks like most of the responses here are very positive, so I'm encouraged! I hope you are, too! Keep us posted if you do join a class!
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