Benefits of Judo
If you’re looking for some positive extracurricular activities for your children that will have both immediate and long-term benefits. EGH Judo — with locations in Pontypridd and Tonteg, encourages you to enrol your kids for Judo training.
Judo combines various disciplines that train mind, body and spirit to work together in harmony. Whether your child might be inactive, hyperactive, pushy, uncooperative or simply bored and unfocused, Judo can instil some important attributes that will undoubtedly help them mature and those attributes extend to all aspects of their lives:
Judo – what does it provide?
Inspires an active lifestyle
Children these days have become increasingly sedentary, with interests that are more focused on pastimes involving long periods of sitting in front of a games console as opposed to being active. These trends have led to increasing health problems, like obesity. But Judo encourage active lifestyles.
Improved fitness and health
Judo training involves careful warm-ups, thorough stretching and great physical fitness, but martial arts also focus on aspects of physical fitness that include flexibility, strength and endurance of the muscular and cardiovascular systems. Other benefits include improved coordination, balance, agility and spatial awareness.
Build self esteem and respect
Judo is very much about developing self-discipline. Through this comes the self-respect and confidence that are so important for kids in their developmental years. From respect for self is nurtured an observant and practised respect for others. Good Judo teaching also incorporates a program of leadership, such as helping and mentoring beginners, through to teaching and coaching less experienced students. This gives the child a deeper understanding of Judo and fosters a confident, helpful and empathetic attitude.
It is well known that Judo is a martial art, but Judo is also an extremely practical and effective self-defence system. Knowing Judo reduces the risk of being bullied, due to the confident and positive attitude Judo players inevitably display.
Help to find stillness
This is something we can all learn to do. The ability to find peace and stillness in a hectic world is done by learning how to still the mind and listen to the body. Such discipline lends itself to heightened emotional well-being with the ability to centre oneself with a meditative focus.
The list of benefits goes on and on. Many children who take up Judo also demonstrate marked improvement in school work, leadership skills and community involvement. As a parent, you also benefit from all this, because these attributes have a positive impact on your child’s relationship with you and their responsibilities at home.
Whether competitive, or just for fun, EGH can offer something for everybody.