How Important is FOCUS for Children?
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗧𝗼 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗧𝗼 𝗙𝗢𝗖𝗨𝗦! 👁️
And I’m not just talking physically, but emotionally as well.
The ability to FOCUS on a single task is an important skill set that children need to develop at a young age.
Kids are presented with TONS of information overload, in regards to how they approach school, the choices they have to make in life, as well as many other things.
When a person has aligned their values and focuses on what matters to them, without wavering, it is much easier to make harder decisions that they know is good for them.
For example, underage drinking.
𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒌𝒊𝒅𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒓, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒃𝒆 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒐𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒉𝒊𝒈𝒉 𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒍. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒅𝒓𝒖𝒈𝒔, 𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒄𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒅𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 “𝒑𝒐𝒑𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒓”.
When a child is focused on what he wants out of life and strives to become the best version of themselves, it is much easier to make quick decisions that don’t allign with their values.
How does this have to do with martial arts training?
In martial arts, we are learning how to fight.
Fighting teaches you 3 key things that help you focus:
1. If you’re not paying attention, guess what, you’re going to get hit!
2. Indecision leads to making mistakes when fighting.
3. In order to succeed, you must learn to focus on your weaknesses and strengths
𝗪𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗸𝗶𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹.
And don’t worry, kids at Functional Taekwondo train hard, work as a team, but they don’t engage in 100% full contact sparring (until they are much, much older and more experienced). We do something called “technical sparring” which means kids are going at 40% most of the time, every day.
We also don’t allow any head contact until kids have reached a minimum training requirement of 2+ years or at least 16 years and older, and the contact is light.
𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗸𝗶𝗱𝘀 𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿.
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