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Benefit #1
Fosters Self-Discipline


One of the central tenets of all forms of the martial arts is an absolute focus on self-discipline.

Today's kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification that lessons in self-restraint and
discipline aren't always easy to come by. Kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually
reminded of the importance of self-discipline.

Ara is a shy turtle. Before joining the Tiger classes, he usually just stayed in his shell.
Now he is making new friends and loves to do his forms nice and slow.
His favorite move is a knife hand strike.




Kids who don't always thrive in highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people and make new friends when they're in a room filled with peers who share a common interest. The kids on the playground may not always have much common ground, but devotees to the martial arts are able to get to know one another through shared pursuits. Partner-driven training can also foster camaraderie, as they force kids to pair off and build their skills together.

Baeoh is the funniest tiger ever. He has a big heart and loves to laugh. He is everyone's friend but sometimes lacks confidence. His favorite move is a side kick.