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Old 09-18-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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Does martial arts really help kids mature and gain confidence as advertised?

Does it generally help young kids' social skills?

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Old 10-21-2012, 01:28 PM   #2
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Re: Does martial arts really help kids mature and gain confidence as advertised?

As long as you make sure the kids don't see it as a way to learn new bullying techniques, it is great. It builds self confindence, fitness, coordination and social skills, as long as it is in a "supporting" type of dojo. Some are highly competitive and are overwhelming on new comers. Try a first lesson at a few different schools to find one that the child fits into. Most offer first lesson free, so it costs nothing but time to find the right one. Good Luck.

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