If you’ve ever been even a little curious about whether martial arts training might be good for your child… congratulations, because you’ve just cracked open the door to an incredible opportunity, that of giving your child a true gift that will keep on giving for a lifetime.
At the Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia, we understand that there are many intangible benefits to children’s martial arts. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Children reports that over six million children in the United States take some form of martial arts classes.
If your kids are bouncing off the walls you may want to consider a good martial arts program before you pull your hair out. Activities like karate and self-defense training are fun ways for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. The martial arts help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, according to an article by Modern Families it has been found that many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.
Selecting the Best Martial Arts School
In January, 2015 Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts owner Jamie Ridgeway was featured in an article by LiveStrong.com called “The Best Martial Arts Schools in America”. The goal of the article was to outline the important factors when finding the best martial arts school for you or your child to attend. Choosing a martial arts school to train yourself or your child is an important decision. There are many factors to consider like:
- Personal Development
- Martial Arts Disciplines and Styles
This quick guide attempts to outline the key factors in finding the right school for you. For children and families, martial arts instruction should primarily be focused on personal development – rather than just the fighting disciplines. At RAM we want you to become a black-belt in life!
The Best Martial Arts Schools in America
As Published in LiveStrong.com January 28, 2015 | By
Finding the best martial arts school to join is a daunting task, especially since most U.S. cities accommodate a variety of schools that teach all different styles of martial arts. Simply selecting schools that have won the most awards, have the largest student body or train the most successful competitors could easily lead you to join a school that is not even close to meeting your particular needs. Simply looking for the “best” martial arts school is not really a helpful or applicable goal; rather, you should look for the best martial arts school — for you.