ima-cta2Childhood can be a very awkward time for kids, especially between the ages of 10 and 14 when they’re hitting puberty. Their bodies are changing at such a fast clip that other parts just can’t seem to keep up! Kids martial arts classes here in Westborough can help. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these three benefits of martial arts classes at IMA.

Fighting Too Much Weight

Many kids put on weight before puberty in order to prepare them for the growing they’re about to do. But that’s not always necessary here in America, where calories are never in short supply. While a little extra weight during certain ages is okay, it’s important that kids are still getting the right amount of exercise and keeping excessive weight off. Too much weight now can lead to self-esteem issues that can haunt them for a lifetime.

Agility

The ability to close your eyes and touch your nose is a function of body mapping. Even without sight, most of us know where certain parts of our bodies are in relation to others.

Now imagine your arms have grown a couple of inches in the last few months! The best way to improve a growing child’s body map is to get them involved in a sport that uses all of their extremities. Something like, say, kids martial arts.

Acne

kids-martial-arts-2Do you know the best fighter is in the war against acne? It’s not a soap; it’s confidence. Yes, acne can bring down a kid’s confidence, but it will be much less worse if your child starts from a high-point in the first place. Kids martial arts builds confidence so that kids can tackle that occasional, or even perpetual, bout of acne.

Kids martial arts are a great way of helping your child through those awkward phases that we all had to endure. Contact us today to learn more about our martial arts classes for kids!