It’s not often people think of shy kids in martial arts. The popular image of the martial arts expert is that of the hero portrayed in movies who easily defeats every bad guy who comes his or her way.
But defeating everyone is not the goal of martial arts training. Rather, the goal is to develop self-confidence and self-esteem. So, shy kids and martial arts really do mix and mix well.
Part of the reason for the success of shy kids in martial arts classes is because unlike team sports, martial arts training is a personal trip. Each kid is in a class of peers and progresses at his or her own pace.
Instructors at Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts don’t let shy kids coast, either. They gently urge their students out of their comfort zones and into the region of the possibility of excellence.
One fact of life with shy kids in martial arts classes is they will fail. Everyone fails at one time or another. Learning to get up and try again, learning from mistakes made, will help shy kids overcome their shyness.
A great place to learn this is in martial arts classes.
The emphasis on setting goals, striving to reach them, then gaining the reward when goals are reached is a hallmark of martial arts classes for kids at Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts. This is arguably the best way to help shy kids overcome their shyness.
Shy kids in martial arts classes will learn to try things they don’t think they can do. Even those kids who fear entering the dojo because everybody will be looking at them can learn to deal with that, overcome it and succeed.
Every time these kids reach a goal and are successful, their self-confidence and self-esteem rise another notch. Overcoming that hurdle helps them learn to take responsibility for what they do.
Shy kids in martial arts classes learn the confidence to experiment with more challenging tasks, also. This will lead to an increase in social skills, in academic performance, and in leading a more fulfilling life.
When you choose to begin your shy kid’s journey toward the kind of life martial arts can lead to, remember Shifu Ahles at Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts is ready and able to help you in reaching your goals. Contact him at 201-385-3130 today and get started or started again!”