In our little dragons class, which is the class for our 3-7 year olds, we teach the 3 rules of concentration. You will see in the video , it is simple. Focus your eyes, focus your mind, focus your body. Which seems simple. It is simple and it is important no matter how old you are. I start every day by teaching the little dragons, and I finish each night teaching a kickboxing class for adults only. The funny thing is that I tell the adults to focus their eyes on the target almost as much as the 3-7 year olds. Im not being mean when I state this because I AM GUILTY OF NOT LOOKING AT THE TARGET MYSELF FROM TIME TO TIME. I am constantly reminding myself to look at the target. The adults are always amazed how much better they do a punch or kick when I get them to look at the target. The kids are also amazed how good they do a punch or kick when they look at the target.
What is my point? How much do you do during the day WITHOUT ACTUALLY LOOKING . It is a very healthy practice to pay attention to your surroundings. The Buddhist monks practice this awareness all the time. Actively thinking about what you are doing and if you can do it better or change something. Focusing on your body and checking your posture while you sit at your desk is challenging, but something that needs to be done. There is a lot we can learn from focus your eyes, mind, and body.
This is a question I often get. It is a logical question. First thing to know is we offer classes for students as young as 3 years old. The students have to be 3 and potty trained. The child also has to be able to communicate with the instructor. So should all 3 year old start karate? No. Are there 3 year olds that can benefit from our martial arts class? Yes. It is a developmental class designed to help develop focus, balance, coordination, self control, and self discipline. Can a 3 year old really learn all that? I think that is a poorly worded question. Here is a better question. When should you start teaching your child about these things? My answer is as soon as they are able. Its never to soon to START working with you child on these qualities. We do a 3 class trial to evaluate the student to make sure they will benefit from the class. We do a 3 class trial for everyone that wants to try our programs. Call today for more information. 610-800-7629.