For children with special needs, the benefits of martial arts class at Action Karate Plymouth are invaluable because of the solid structure and discipline brought to a child’s daily life.
Experts say it’s the respect kids learn, whether from bowing, standing still, or waiting for the next instruction, that can be the most important benefit. It often carries over into home and school, helping to improve behavior and even grades, according to recent research.
Consistency and repetition create familiarity, confidence, and special needs children do well with classes. Repetition of the same location, same faces, same curriculum, and knowing what to expect are the process to help them succeed. With continuous structure and fun exercises, even children wit multi-sensory issues can rise to the occasion.
Most children with special needs receive therapies on a weekly basis. Adding a traditional martial arts program to their existing therapies can only assist them in reaching their goals faster. When our instructors focus on YOUR child’s needs, there is no doubt the results are immediate.
Focus, concentration, balance, tone, awareness, self-regulation, core strength, reduced anxiety, and spatial awareness are just a few of the benefits your child will receive. Studies have shown that complex physical activity like martial arts strengthens neural networks in the brain and enables ADD/ADHD kids to practice self-control. Movement helps them develop coordination while building strength.
Action Karate spent many years educating our instructors to bring out the best in every student and continues to train our instructors on teaching techniques every year. Our special needs classes teach students to work with and be proud of all of their abilities.
Introduction to Action Karate
Each special needs student and their family are evaluated one-on-one on a case by case basis.
We begin with one-on-one private lessons with parents either observing or in some cases interacting directly. We use these lessons to evaluate whether the student would be better served with ongoing private lessons or an eventual transition into a group class environment.