Authentic Martial Arts for Kids in Delaware, OH

Martial arts is about discipline. It is about strength. It is about self-awareness. It is more than simply an exercise – it is a transformative experience that promotes both mental and physical development, and provides skills that stretch well beyond the techniques.

That is why martial arts is such a popular after school program for kids in the Delaware, Ohio area. Parents that are looking to enroll their children in an activity that provides them with more than simply a chance to burn off energy find that Martial Arts from Ruffing Martial Arts in Delaware, Ohio provides them with everything they want from a youth after school activity.

Picture of Master Ruffing with his youth martial arts class in Delaware, OH

The Many Advantages of Enrolling Your Child in Martial Arts

Martial arts is best known for its fitness. The exercises, moves, and workouts are a great way for your child to stay healthy and remain active. However, there are many other benefits to martial arts, especially for kids between the ages of 3 and 11. These include:

  • Respect and Discipline – Martial arts requires the ability to stay centered, be respectful, and make sure that you are performing your tasks in a way that is controlled and responsible. It involves a respect for authority, while also promoting individual strength. Children benefit from learning this type of control, while also still engaging in a fun activity.
  • Healthy Competition – It is because of this respect that martial arts also teaches healthy competition. Competition is a useful tool for developing young adults. But competition has to be completed with respect for the opponent. In martial arts, opponents are treated as equals, giving your child an understanding of how to be competitive while also considerate – a very useful experience and skill to have.
  • Self-Confidence – The ability to defend yourself and take control of your physical abilities is also able to promote greater levels of self-confidence and self-esteem in children. It removes any feelings of helplessness, and it provides rewards that help children recognize their value.

All of these benefits and more are long lasting, and can easily be applied in other areas of the child’s life – from academics to social setting and more. Since martial arts is also useful for physical health, it becomes an incredibly useful activity with numerous advantages for both kids and their parents.

Picture of Master Ruffing with his kids martial arts class in Delaware, OH with trophies after a successful day at a martial arts tournament

Our Martial Arts Programs in Delaware, Ohio

Ruffing Martial Arts is proud to offer several martial arts programs for children as young as 3 years old. Many of our programs are available after school at times that are convenient for parents. We also have after school programs that can pick up your child every day, giving them a place to go to work off any school stresses.

Each of our programs is designed to create a rewarding environment where children learn important skills, as well as life lessons that will expand outside of the martial arts studio. If you’d like to learn more about our fun and exciting martial arts programs for kids at our Delaware, OH martial arts academy, please click here or call us today at (740) 833-6723.

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