Whether you want your teen to gain some basic self-defense skills or you’re hoping they’ll learn self-discipline, martial arts can provide the structure kids often crave and be a great teaching tool.
Martial arts may be a great physical outlet for a teen who isn’t interested in traditional sports like baseball or soccer. Your teen won’t be cut from a team and martial arts don’t require any prior experience or specific skill set. Typically, students advance at their own pace and can enjoy the benefits of an Individual sport within the camaraderie of a group atmosphere.
Your teen can set goals, such as earning the next color belt or mastering a new move.4 Over time, they’ll learn how their efforts, patience, and consistent practice can help them accomplish their goals.