Most people, especially parents, think that martial arts training is just another physical activity. But it is so much more than that. Martial arts training at West Houston ATA Martial Arts is about the development of the student as a complete person, with emphasis on life skills such as courtesy, respect, discipline, honor, integrity, self-control, perseverance and a host of others. I’m not knocking other sports by any means. However, in terms of the “takeaway” from sports, martial arts is all that and a bag of chips.
Our classes are exciting but disciplined, and focus the student’s attention on the task at hand. This emphasis on focus carries over into other activities, especially school. Children that train in martial arts typically have better grades in school. In addition, adults who train will see benefits in job performance, such as increased energy and vitality, increased focus, stress relief, improved self control and inspiration, just to name a few.
This emphasis on life skills is not new. It has been an integral part of traditional martial arts training for centuries. Facing challenges and overcoming them builds character and an indomitable spirit that will never give up. These life skills enable the student to be a leader in life and to resist negative peer pressure with grace and dignity.
And of course, all of this is built on a solid foundation of self-defense.
Let us teach you and/or your children how to be a leader in life. Give us a call at 713-532-2821 or visit our website at www.WestHoustonATA.com to schedule a free introductory lesson and take the first step to becoming a Black Belt!