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The Importance of Self-Control! How training within the Martial Arts can help in developing better Self-Control!

Martial Arts training has been well known for being able to teach many students various important life lessons and skills that often you won’t find in schools or other activities. But one important thing that Martial Arts has been known for is teaching Self-Control. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Self-Control as the restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions, or desires. With many of our children, it’s pretty obvious that they can often times be very impulsive and lack the necessary self-control needed to make positive decisions. This often times goes for adults as well! By training at Yi’s Karate of Vineland, your child (and even yourself as well!) can work on developing Self-control through:

  1. Emotional Regulation: Tang Soo Do training involves controlled and focused movements. Practitioners learn to manage their emotions during training and sparring, avoiding impulsive reactions. Learning to stay composed in high-pressure situations carries over into daily life, helping individuals handle stressful or emotional situations with more control.
  2. Respect and Etiquette: Martial arts schools often have strict codes of conduct, emphasizing respect for instructors, fellow students, and the art itself. Practitioners learn to control their behavior and language, treating others with courtesy and humility.
  3. Mindfulness and Concentration: Tang Soo Do requires a high level of concentration and presence of mind. Practitioners learn to focus their thoughts and block out distractions during training. This enhanced mindfulness can extend to other aspects of life, allowing individuals to concentrate better on their tasks and goals.
  4. Goal Setting and Patience: Progress in Tang Soo Do is gradual, and achieving higher ranks or mastering techniques takes time and consistent effort. Practitioners learn to set realistic goals, work patiently towards them, and not get discouraged by setbacks. This patience and perseverance can be applied to various life challenges.
  5. Conflict Resolution: Tang Soo Do teach students to seek non-violent solutions whenever possible. In many cases, martial arts practitioners are taught to avoid confrontations and use their skills as a last resort. This understanding of conflict resolution can lead to more peaceful interactions in daily life.
  6. Physical Control: The physical nature of Tang Soo Do requires precision and control of movements. Students must learn to execute techniques accurately without causing harm to themselves or others. This physical self-control translates into restraint and moderation in other areas of life.
  7. Self-Discipline: Regular Tang Soo Do training instills a sense of discipline and routine. Students commit to attending classes, practicing regularly, and adhering to the principles of their art. This self-discipline carries over to other aspects of life, helping individuals develop healthy habits and stick to their commitments.
  8. Humility and Openness to Learning: Tang Soo Do emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and self-improvement. No matter how skilled a practitioner becomes, there is always more to learn. This fosters humility and a willingness to accept feedback and correction, leading to personal growth.

‘m sure just by reading through a few of these items on this list you yourself would want these for your child as well! Whether it’s being more disciplined at home, being able to deal with conflicts in a more positive way, or even being more mindful of their own actions and behaviors at home, many of our students here work on their Self-control from day one. So don’t wait! Call today at 856-405-0008 to schedule your first FREE lesson with us and find out for yourself!

See you Soon!

Mr. Lee MSW

3rd Degree Black belt Instructor

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Yi’s Karate of Vineland L.L.C. was founded in 2008 by Master Chuck Vertolli, an 7th degree Black Belt and Chief Master Instructor, Yi’s Karate of Vineland offer lessons for preschool children ages 4-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Yi’s Karate of Vineland Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape), or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

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