All Martial Art Lessons Help Improve Children’s Focus But Not All Martial Art Schools Have a Proven System to Improve Children’s Focus Like Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School in San Clemente.
Now a days, with so many distractions, it’s getting harder and harder to get our children to pay attention to us (the parents), or completing their chores (I hope you are giving your child chores, but this is a subject for another blog).
Cell phones and IPads that provide us with pretty much all kinds of entertainment like: movies, social media, text messaging, games, etc. Unfortunately technology is contributing to this rising problem. There is even a new word for people that spend a lot of time looking down interacting with their smart devices, The “Smombies”.
Guess what? Your child might be becoming a Smombie. Scary right?
So what do you do if you’re a concerned parent?
A good number of parents are looking for ways to help their children focus more. For example at my Martial Art School this is a concern I hear from a lot of the parents. “Can you get my child to focus more?” “Can you turn my child into a good listener?” these are super common questions our instructors hear often.
And the answer is yes. At Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu we teach our young students to exercise their focus right from the get go. We believe successful people are very focused people, and we are always pursuing ways to instill these values into our student’s daily routines. This is so important to us that we have developed a system that works.
We teach the kids about “the 4 Focuses” to become a black belt. We use: “to become a black belt” because we’re in a martial art school, but you can use this at home for any goal that may be appealing to your child (ex.: “4 Focuses to become a successful baseball player).
What are the 4 focuses? You might be asking.
First, focus your ears. We teach our students the importance of listening to their parents, teachers, instructors, etc.
Second, focus your eyes. We teach our students that listening is not enough; they have to develop their eye contact. We even mention that their eyes should be focused like “laser beams”.
Third, focus your mind. We teach our young students that the first two focuses are very important, but without focusing their mind, the first two won’t work. They have to think about what they are looking at and what they are listening to, and what it all means.
And last but not least, we talk about focusing the body. The benefits of focusing the body and having good posture.
So now you’ve just learned some of the techniques to improve your child’ focus. I recommend you try them on your child, or, if you need an extra support, you can always bring your child to our martial art lessons and let us help you.
By the way, we offer 2 free private martial art lessons to first timers and a free uniform ($57). And we are currently offering a 30-day free trial as well.