As you are probably quite aware, learning a martial builds confidence, and improves self esteem. There are a number of reasons for that, however, one worth a mention is the affect of perseverance with reference to training.
Commitment to turning up to class helps to build regular patterns towards a positive goal. The positive goal in this case is achieving and receiving the next sash or grade. Positive reinforcement. Turning up regularly to class especially when you don’t feel like it not only trains your martial arts skills, but also trains your mind not to give up; not to fold under pressure; not to shy away from hard work.
It only takes a short time for this behaviour to become a part of your child’s DNA.
Part of the journey is training not to give up. That in itself is an incredible strength.
— Sifu Jude Hudson
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