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How Important is FOCUS for Children?

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—™๐—ข๐—–๐—จ๐—ฆ! ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ

 

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.

๐‘พ๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’…๐’” ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“, ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’…๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’”๐’๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’”๐’„๐’‰๐’๐’๐’. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’…๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’…๐’“๐’–๐’ˆ๐’”, ๐’๐’“ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’“๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’„๐’“๐’๐’˜๐’…๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’Š๐’•’๐’” “๐’‘๐’๐’‘๐’–๐’๐’‚๐’“”.

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

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€, ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น.

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.

๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚’๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.

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