Anyone who’s ever seen an action adventure movie is no doubt aware of the prevalence martial arts plays in the cinema, but there’s a lot more to it than just an exciting action scene on the big screen.
As a youngster watching the Karate Kid, who hasn’t wondered if they could be a karate kid too? The quick answer is, yes, nearly anyone, young or old, can find martial arts instruction and become competent in one or more forms of self-defense. An effective martial arts training regimen, however, teaches the student so much more than mere kicking and punching. Good instruction includes a long list of lessons in life.
Here at Confidence Martial Arts in Wilmington NC, teaching children is our main focus and we concentrate on a great deal more than just fighting and self-defense techniques. We also focus on essential character qualities such as:
- Paying attention
- Following directions
Wilmington NC Martial Arts serves Wilmington, Carolina Beach, and surrounding areas. We work hard to provide the very best teaching environment possible and the results are both gratifying and easy to observe.
Martial arts training can enhance life skills along with many avenues and can be applied to any age group. For a six-year old, it might primarily be discipline and respect. For someone middle-aged, it could be dealing with anger management or self-esteem. For women feeling vulnerable, effective self-defense techniques may be paramount, while an older student may be looking for beneficial physical activity.
There’s no doubt martial arts practice can provide a serious workout, but the techniques utilized can be of varying intensity. Kids from six to 12 will have a different routine than those in the seniors group, although many of the underlying lessons may be the same.
On the most basic level, martial arts training will work in 3 areas: