January 02, 2023 3 min read

Signing your child up for kid’s martial arts classes is one of the best decisions you can make. It’s a fun hobby that provides many physical and mental health benefits, and teaches them practical self-defense skills while also creating friendships with other students in their class! It can even improve your child’s immune system!! Classes are available at all levels – from beginners to experts, so there’s something perfect no matter what level they’re starting out on or if an expert wants some fresh air mixed into their training sessions

How Does Martial Arts Boost a Child’s Immune System?

Martial Arts training has been proven time and again as one of the best ways to strengthen our immune systems. The physical benefits for children include improved flexibility, a leaner physique (which can lead down low body fat), increased cardiovascular endurance, which helps with running quicker or farther than you would otherwise be able without proper conditioning – and even better cholesterol levels! Let’s take this idea further by discussing how signing up will benefit your little ones’ well-being, specifically regarding their immune systems.

I’m sure many parents are aware that there is no disease prevention program. But everything we can do to help our children build stronger immunity to bacteria, viruses, and germs is worth a look. Check out the five ways Martial Arts can do just that:

Improve Sleep

Sleep might sometimes feel like it is all about that good long night’s sleep of eight or more hours. But did you know your child’s sleep quality is more important than quantity? If your child is tossing and turning, struggling to fall asleep or just still full of energy, it can be challenging to get good quality sleep.

Martial Arts classes is a great way to allow them to fully expend that excess energy. Exercise and physical activity are at the top of every doctor’s list for how to improve your sleeping pattern. In addition to going to bed and getting up at the same time every night – exercise is a must. Improving the quality of sleep provides rest and repair to your body to further enhance immune response.

Lower Stress

Stress is one of the key factors that increases anyone’s risk for catching various illnesses. When your body is busy fighting stress – it has a diminished capacity for fighting germs. When children exercise, their dopamine production goes up, providing a relatively quick reduction of stress.

Not just the hormones, the act of practicing martial arts is a physically exerting cathartic way to let off steam. Releasing the day’s stress into a punching bag or through controlled kicks is highly impactful.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Keep moving is the best way to maintain a healthy weight level for people of all ages. Today’s children can be vulnerable to the sedentary lifestyle of sitting at school, sitting at home to complete homework, and sitting down in front of their favorite video games. Enrolling your child in martial arts is an excellent way to provide a fun way to get the recommended exercise each week.

Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle

Taking martial arts classes is so much more than an exercise class or a self-defense class. The atmosphere of health and wellness is ingrained in everything we do at U.S. Kuo Shu Academy. The members who learn and practice Kung Fu and Tai Chi here are health-conscious individuals who may often choose vegetarian or vegan lifestyles. Many of our members are involved in other sports or active hobbies that enhance their health. Being surrounded by a community of folks who care about taking care of their mind and bodies is an excellent way to promote such behavior in our children. All of these choices can further enhance a strong immune system.

Increase Healthy Social Skills

Human connection is an important part of our overall well-being. Humans are not solitary creatures. As children grow, they learn invaluable social skills. As they grow and make new friends and build relationships throughout life, the skills learned in martial arts class will certainly come into play. Healthy connections with family and friends are an often-underestimated part of a person’s health and wellness. A lack of connection can deteriorate physical health. And a negative connection with others can have a further negative impact. Sign your child up for martial arts class today to help them learn social skills to get them through life.

Don’t wait! Sign your child up for martial arts class at U.S. Kuo Shu Academy today!