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How martial arts helps improve students’ grades

September 11, 2013

Young kids who practice karate, Taekwondo and other martial arts can improve academic performance.

Martial arts school organizations foster important life skills in young children. In fact, participation in a karate program can even have a positive impact on academic performance.

Active participation in martial arts can be much more than a healthy physical activity for young kids. Kenny Meyers, a business strategy writer, wrote on his blog about the many valuable skills young children can develop by practicing karate, Taekwondo or other martial arts. In addition to the ability to remain physically active and social, martial arts schools are often highly effective in inspiring self-discipline. According to Meyers, kids can be easily accustomed to instant gratification. However, the patience needed for an activity such as karate can teach valuable lessons about restraint and self-discipline that can have a lasting impact on the way they view other challenges in life, such as schoolwork.

Martial arts school managers can tap into these added benefits as a marketing tool to improve enrollment rates and better spread the word about their services. By focusing on the values students develop through martial arts programs, managers can appeal directly to families in impactful ways.