Nothing is more important to a parent than the safety of their child. Every day throughout the country, thousands of parents enroll their children after understanding the importance of Kids martial arts classes in Portland and In Beaverton, Oregon . Safety and protection are the most obvious reasons, but most parents donâ€™t realize that enrolling their child in youth self-defense classes in Portland, and In Beaverton, Oregon would be one of the best decisions they could ever make. Why? Because the study of the importance of youth martial arts classes in Portland and In Beaverton, Oregon, Hapkido martial arts for kids, is about far more than just teaching children martial arts in Portland and In Beaverton, Oregon .
While selfâ€‘defense for kids is important, our childrenâ€™s Martial Arts classes in Portland, and In Beaverton, Oregon are designed specifically to instill confidence, discipline, and respect through positive coaching, tons of encouragement, and a powerful mentoring relationship between your child and their instructor.
In our classes, your child will develop fundamental life skills including selfâ€‘confidence and selfâ€‘esteem, well ahead of their peers. Psychological studies have shown that the positive benefits provided by Hapkido martial arts, and specifically the style of martial arts we teach here at Portland Academy of Self Defense, relate directly to a childâ€™s ability to deal effectively with real life situations. Improved coordination, memory, attention spans and self-control are just a few of the recognized benefits.
Your child will learn to make positive choices, avoid conflict, show respect towards others, and inspire those around them through their positive example. Our youth self-defense classes, in Portland and In Beaverton, Oregon truly lay the groundwork for your childâ€™s future success in life.
Many parents worry that teaching children martial arts in Portland and In Beaverton, Oregon will encourage them to be aggressive. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is, children who know how to defend themselves usually never have to! The most important martial arts lesson your child will learn is how NOT to fight. This may seem counter-intuitive, but hear me out...
In our childrenâ€™s martial arts classes in Portland and In Beaverton, Oregon, your child will learn the importance of being responsible for their behavior, and learn how to defuse conflicts before they become physical, even when provoked by others. We teach children to find their inner voice, and stand up for themselves with confidence. As a result your child will know how to avoid intimidating or provocative situations because they will know they can defend themselves if they need to. This knowledge is more powerful than any bully or troublemaker they may face.
Finally, your child is taught that they only use their training as a last resort, to protect themselves (never for showing off or attention.) In the event your child is forced to defend themselves, they will know how to do so with the least amount of force necessary to protect themselves, without injuring others. Often all that is required is a confident attitude, and strongly asserted phrase like, STOP, I AM NOT GOING TO FIGHT. I DO NOT WANT TO HURT YOU! to completely end the conflict.