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Another important lesson that children can learn from martial arts is patience. In most martial arts, learners won’t be able to do advanced movements without learning the foundations first. Children are inherently impatient creatures and may be resistant to such structures. However, through constant training, they will learn that many things in life can be attained if they are patient enough to learn the ropes.
Martial arts also instill both confidence in one’s self and respect for others. As children advance in their martial art, they begin to believe in themselves and their capabilities to not only defend themselves but others as well. They also start to gain a sense of respect for others and their opponents, which is a key aspect in their journey toward adulthood, explains Joseph Cianciotto.
Joseph Cianciotto currently resides in Long Island, NY with his wife Jen and two daughters. Visit this blog for more articles about family and parenthood.