FORMING POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL HABITS STARTS EARLY:
By Sensei Brett
At Elevate have created a system for the early years of children. You can message us here to get in touch with us to find out more beyond this article. We want to prepare our kids for lifelong success by giving them the discipline they need to achieve their goals.
Here are just a few of the ways Judo will benefit your child, both physically and mentally:
- FOCUS – Some children are more geared towards being either auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learners. In Judo, students are able to hone all three of these learning preferences in order to develop their ability to focus.
- TEAMWORK – Working together in small teams and with their partners, students learn the value of cooperation and communication.
- CONTROL – In addition to controlling the use of their own bodies and movements, Judo teaches the control of ourselves around others.
- MEMORY – From learning Japanese terminology, to demonstrating a movement, to utilizing active recall to complete a throw, students are able to build upon and strengthen their memory.
- AGILITY – An integral part of developing athletic skills, the integration of dynamic balance with gross and fine motor skill development are found within each Judo movement.
- BALANCE – Calibrating and improving balance is a requisite skill in executing Judo throws. Balance will be improved and rewarded through mastery of Judo techniques.
- COORDINATION – In Judo, students learn hand-eye coordination and also how to coordinate their movement and techniques in relation to a moving partner.
- DISCIPLINE – Discipline is the process of teaching a child the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Good discipline should be a positive force focusing on what a child is allowed to do. The goal of discipline is to help a child change impulsive, random behavior into controlled, purposeful behavior, and discipline should be reinforced with teaching, consistency, and reminders. We cultivate discipline through our teaching of Judo at Elevate.
- FITNESS – Children need physical activity to build strength, coordination, and confidence — and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle.