JLBC Martial Artists in the Classroom

JLBC Martial Artists in the Classroom

“...It’s very positive for them, and they have fun...”

Martial Arts instruction has long been recognized for its ability to create “A” students. Feedback from parents everywhere indicates an extraordinary number of cases where children have improved academically -- in many cases,

the quality of concentration and length of their attention span.

In addition, the breathing techniques taught are a form of meditation and help students deal with the daily stress and pressure associated with exams, quizzes, and reports. The increased self-confidence that Martial Artists develop is connected to better physical and mental health, appearance, and academic performance.

“...They are learning a sense of responsibility and that if they want something, then they have to concentrate and work hard at it & they can achieve their goal...”

Dramatically. What is it about the Martial Arts that can cause such positive transformations? Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs states that we must satisfy lower-level needs before moving on to achieve higher-level needs -- Martial Arts helps one move beyond the level of safety and security needs. Martial Arts provides young people with self-defense knowledge, enabling them to concentrate on academics without added distractions and anxiety from insecurity.

Improved attention span is one of the most prominent tools for improving academic performance. Training in martial arts focuses directly on this aspect of development. Most students show an improved ability to concentrate both in terms of

Respect for authority figures, as well as peers, is an integral part of Martial Arts training. The discipline acquired in the JLBC Dojo goes a long way toward forming positive relationships within schools. After consistent training, students emerge with an increased level of mental discipline. This can help students deal with the many distractions that can adversely affect their grades.

Progressing towards Black Belt requires

completing belt promotions (smaller goals). The student learns that big goals can be achieved if they develop goal-setting strategies.

“... It has helped the children at school, and we find them easier to deal with at home...”

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