10 Reasons Why Judo is Better for your Kids than Team Sports

    Martial Arts training regardless of whether it is Judo, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, etc are a great activity for kids much more than team sports such as, Baseball, Basketball and Soccer. If you are willing to sign up your kid for some organized sports activity, here are some reasons why you should choose Judo for your kids:

1. Self-Defense:

    The first reason why most people practice martial art is for self-defense. Not only will the martial arts teach you the techniques to defend yourself, but also the way to think about defending yourself. They also help you build up the reflexes you need if you’re ever in a difficulty, and give you the confidence to fight back.

2. Belts and Ranking:

    Belts are a great way to help children track their progress and motivate them to strive higher. Belts and ranking may help build the childe confidence and their desire to succeed. For this purpose, most Martial Arts styles use a system of Colored belts to indicate the knowledge and skill levels of their practitioners. In many cases the first belt promotion can be attained in few weeks and when children obtain that first belt, it shows them that with the right motivation, they can succeed. One belt is always not enough, once a child passes one belt test he or she is already thinking about the next one.

3. Self-Confidence:

    As children become more skillful in their selected style of martial arts, their confidence gets increased significantly. They become more self-assured and confident. The Sensei’s (Teacher’s) encourage their students a lot to help them achieve this goal, but the confidence level will extend far beyond the Dojo (Martial Arts Studio).