Kids Benefit from Martial Arts

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How Martial Arts Build Confidence in Kids

Martial arts are changing lives, and participating in training plays a significant role in building confidence in kids. The mental and physical training that kids receive in thoughtful martial arts programs, like those at SwiftKick, helps them develop strength, coordination, and focus, which all lead to increased confidence through higher self-esteem. When a program is […]

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Safe and Beneficial Spring Break Activities

Spring break time for school-aged children is fast approaching. As traveling over spring break may be a thing of the past for some families, whether due to the expense or another reason, staycations have become the new way for children in school to spend time during the weeklong holiday. One way to keep children engaged

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Temper Tantrums Be Gone! A Solution Through Martial Arts Training

When you hear about a temper tantrum, you probably already have a picture in your mind of a toddler not getting what they want and exploding in crying, yelling, screaming, and maybe even throwing themselves to the floor and refusing to move until they get what they ask for. Consider yourself fortunate if you have

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Being A Good Teammate in Martial Arts

Although martial arts are an individual sport for the most part, there is still an element of teamwork that must also be mastered in order to be the best martial artist possible. Individuals who participate in martial arts training set their own goals, achieve them, and are accountable to themselves for doing so. However, there

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The Importance of Testing in Martial Arts

In all martial arts training, students will test as they progress. Testing is considered to be how instructors measure a student’s growth and determine their rank within the structure of the dojo – the most common is a stripe on their belt or achieving a darker belt once all necessary stripes have been earned. The

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Is Martial Arts Good for Children With ADHD?

Parenting is challenging. Although you may have been told how difficult it can be, every parent has walked through many trials and, hopefully, many successes raising their children. When you have a child that is diagnosed with ADHD, the challenges can be exceedingly overwhelming. Many families, even without a diagnosis, recognize some of the behaviors

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From Kicks to Quality Time: How Martial Arts Training Can Bring Families Closer

Looking for a fun and rewarding activity that can strengthen family bonds? Look no further than martial arts training! Beyond the punches and kicks, martial arts offer a unique opportunity for families to come together and grow closer. Whether you’re a parent looking to bond with your children or a sibling looking to connect with

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The Ego’s Role in Martial Arts Training

The ego often gets a bad rap. However, in martial arts, the ego is a resource for students and instructors throughout the journey. Since our ego is how we see ourselves and think of ourselves when it comes to our value relative to the rest of the world, an unchecked ego can hinder a martial

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Three Ways Martial Arts Instill Character in Young Children

Today, young children and teenagers have endured a time during the pandemic when they were isolated and forced to do things like learning and socializing online. As social media and other gaming interfaces allow children to behave impulsively and without consequences, it is critical to find a way for your child to learn positive characteristics

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Summer is Here! Now, What Do We Do? Martial Arts Camps!

Students nationwide are celebrating or have celebrated the end of another school year. Often, the eagerness to be done, in combination with parents tiring of lunch making and waiting in the school pick-up lines, mark a celebration in many homes! However, when the dust settles, families scramble to sign up kids for camps to keep

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