How Judo Can Benefit Your Kid

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What is Judo?

Judo is a martial art developed in the later 1800’s and is a form of self defense through tackle and pinning. It has recently become fairly popular in Canada and is a great source of exercise for kids. But is there more of a benefit to Judo than just a source of exercise? We at Victory Judo club are here to tell you how Judo is not only a benefit for the body, but for the mind as well.

Discipline

judo sparringAt the heart of every martial art is discipline, the act of respect and proper behaviour. Judo is no exception to this rule. At the heart of Judo is a source of excellent discipline, knowing how to behave and when to defend yourself. Judo has something different from many other martial arts as well, unless it’s special case, to when it would be Judo kata, Judo is not a form of attack. Judo is a strict form of defense and as such, requires a strict amount of discipline to know when to use it. This can also transcend down to everyday behaviour, allowing for a more disciplined behaviour overall in school and at home.

Confidence

Judo is a great way to instill confidence into your child. Because Judo is a hard but rewarding art, many of the achievements that your child can reach in Judo will show that they can do something difficult and be successful, which can once again be used in day-to-day life. This is especially great for kids who are on the shy side or are afraid of large tasks and obstacles that need to be overcome.

Work Ethic

By providing a challenging but fun thing to work on, kids learn to prioritize their work in achieving something that’s rewarding by nature. By creating a proper work ethic in the younger ages, it makes school and work a lot easier to do because of the routine that has been created earlier on in life. And what a better way to do so than with something enjoyable?

Great source of exercise

As afore stated, Judo is a great way to get your child active and healthy all year round. By utilizing the entire body with constant motion, your child is getting a full body exercise every class.
Judo benefits the body and mind in ways that have been perfected for over 120 years. Victory Judo club can help your child to achieve great things not only in Judo, but in everyday life as well.

This article is brought to you by Victory Mixed Martial Arts, Ontario judo and sambo school