Why Martial Arts is Brain Food For Your Child
All sport activities are good for your child’s health, but why not choose one that helps in brain development?
In Dr. Richard Restak’s book on how to enhance the brian, ‘Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot Unleashing Your Brain’s Potential’, he recommends choosing athletic programs that “organize physical exercise that aims at brain enhancement.” The Athletic Program he recommends: Martial Arts Training.
How does it work? He believes that key to brain enhancement are physical exercises that emphasize:
- strength &
- dexterity exercises
And which sports include all of these? Dr. Restak finds that martial arts training does. When hand, leg & eye movements are combined they in turn stimulates the brain’s development to problem solve, memorize and to set and finish goals. Our Martial Arts trains students to learn coordinated movements that work on balance, strength and dexterity. As an added bonus, the forms constantly challenge the students to learn something new which is important for strengthening the brain.
As our students master the martial art skills of coordination, strength and balance, they are establishing brain development and confidence for superior athletic development. We know from experience that this athletic development can be applied to any other sport your child may do now or in the future.