(PRWEB) August 25, 2013
Kids Can Learn to Succeed
During Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts', "Back To School" marketing campaign, the nation's largest martial arts chain points out that it's important to consider what the future has in store for children. Today, parents might be thinking about grades, without some important considerations toward the future. For example, what will the job market be like? What are some other challenges they will face, and how will they handle them?
This is life. Life has obstacles. Children can learn to face them skillfully with confidence. Achieving success can be learned and it is important for children to develop this ability if they want to succeed.
Kids who train in martial arts are encouraged to learn new skills, improve coordination, gain strength, enhance their reflexes, focus. When children see themselves improving, they gain confidence. They know they can set and achieve goals. They know they can overcome their own doubts.
Schools Do Not Teach The Process of Success
Schools measure success based on grades, not on improvement, not on personal accomplishment. Everyone gets anywhere from an A, down to a failing grade. Most students remain at the same level throughout their studies. “A” students often remain “A” students throughout their school life. “B” students usually maintain a “B” average, etc. Some kids improve a bit, some kids get worse. There is no dedicated system to encourage growth. Mostly, schools measure the aptitude of one child’s intellectual abilities against the others. They do not measure personal advancement.
When kids know they can improve, they gain confidence.
It's a common assumption that good grades are more important. In a job interview environment one job candidate may have had excellent grades, but lacks confidence. The other job candidate had average grades but is highly confident. The boss wants results. The more confident candidate will likely get the job.
Kids do not learn confidence in school. There is no system teaching them to face obstacles and improve with every lesson. It’s rare to find a school teacher who can offer them a, "You can do it." attitude.
The Process of Learning Achievement, Focus, and Self Confidence
Focusing upon proper kicking technique as an example: There is a method to kicking safely and effectively. Kids come in and know practically nothing about kicking. Where do they plant their foot? How does the planted foot move during the kick? How do they hold their kicking foot? Which part of the leg makes contact? How does one turn their hips into the kick? Where are the hands positioned when kicking? What's the proper posture for the head and back? How far away does one stand?
Each child learns to fine tune every aspect of a kick. Every lesson, kids improve until they can kick properly, instinctively and with confidence. Once a child knows their kick is perfected, it’s another achievement worthy of praise and self confidence. The child begins trusting their own ability to improve, perfect themselves, and succeed.
One Sign That a Child Will be Successful is if They are Happy
When you see a child light up with pride and their instructor shouts, "Great job! You did it. I told you you would." When you see them taking joy in improving and learning that they can overcome self-doubt and obstacles, the child has learned the process of success.
Learning self confidence, learning to succeed is a process. Tiger Schulmann’s MMA has specialized in teaching that process to children since 1984.
Director Of Marketing
Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
(201) 797-2777 x624