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3 Ways Students Grow from Leadership Roles in Martial Arts

Posted: August 20, 2018

Original article was posted here: https://kicksite.net/resources/newsletter/3-ways-students-grow-from-obtaining-leadership-roles-in-martial-arts

     According to a dictionary definition, a leader is a person who leads or commands a group or an organization. Did you know most qualities of a leader are acquired as a child or teenager? The past few years there has been a very prominent emphasis on how effective this leadership role is on a student in a school environment, but this valuable opportunity can extend farther than just the classroom – students in leadership roles are benefitted just as equally in the dojo!

     Students involved in martial arts such as jiu jitsu, taekwondo, and karate already have a major advantage in acquiring skills for life due to their martial arts training, but by being put into a leadership position they can bring their skill set to the next level. Students are capable of so many things, and can take on leadership roles that go far beyond simply helping their owner track attendance or manage prospects. We are going to explore 3 ways in which martial arts students can grow by being put into leadership roles.


How Physical Activity Combats Mental Health Issues with Children

Posted: May 07, 2018

Everywhere you go these days, you will hear a lot these days about how physical activity is good for your children. It keeps them fit and healthy and can help in preventing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But what is less often discussed, though no less important, is the connection between physical activity and mental health in children.

And this isn’t just wishful guessing either. There’s a lot of empirical evidence to back this up. Many recent medical studies have found strong positive links between physical activity and a variety of mental functions, such as more positive self-esteem and self-perception, sharper cognitive functions, and even positive effects on behavioral disorders like ADHD. It has also been linked to alleviating mental health issues in children, such as depression and anxiety.

In honor of mental health month, we’re going to explore some of the key ways in which physical activity combats mental health issues with children and increases your child’s cognitive awareness. We’ll split these advantages into several broad themes:


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