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Summer is almost here! All of us are looking forward to lots of daylight, warmer weather, and of course trips to the beach. Wouldn’t it be comforting to know your child will be safe and independent this summer? Here are 5 reasons why Martial Arts will help your child to feel capable and self-assured this summer.

  1. Self-Defense

Your child will feel empowered by learning self-defense techniques and strategies during their martial arts training. Self-defense is a need for kids that they wont learn anywhere else. Learning Martial Arts will help the build confidence in their ability to handle themselves if necessary.

  1. Bully Proof

Just having the confidence to know they can handle a situation can make all the difference in the world. We often tell our children to stick up for themselves if someone is bulling them. However, if kids don’t have the confidence in their physical ability then they wont feel comfortable speaking up for themselves. Martial Arts will Bully Proof your child.

  1. Increase Self-Esteem

Martial Arts instill confidence and self esteem in its students. Learning how to master a punch can make a child feel more capable in their physical abilities. The increase in self-esteem leads students to feeling more confident in taking on new challenges.

  1. Exposure to diversity

Participating in a Martial Arts Program this summer will give your child an opportunity to meet other children that they wouldn’t normally meet. Through interactions with new people your child will learn that the world is a big place with lots of people that do different things than they do.

  1. New Friendships

Often children will continue Martial Arts long after the summer is over. The relationships made through a martial arts program are positive lasting friendships.

Helping your child to establish lasting friendships, confidence, and assertiveness will benefit them when they doing things on their own. The skills they learn will help them in all aspects of life for years to come. In the long run enrolling your child in a Martial Arts Summer Camp will benefit your child for their lifetime.

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts offers the most  functional and realistic self-defense and fitness programs in the North Shore area.

We offer Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Krav Maga/Self-Defense and Children’s programs.

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What can you do to protect your child from bullying?

The key to helping your child if he or she is being bullied, is to be familiar with the warning signs of bullying.  Talk with your children.  Be involved.  Talk with the school and if they don’t have a bullying program already, help set one up.  Statistics show that schools that have bully programs–bullying is reduced by 50%.

The second way to help your child cope with bullying is to enroll them in martial arts.  Studies show that children enrolled in martial arts, make better, more thought out decisions and are less likely to be influenced by their peers.  Martial arts also gives kids confidence.  Which can be beneficial in many aspects of your child’s life beyond bullying.  Confident children are less likely to be picked on in school.  Confidence can also help your child with their school work and getting through day-to-day activities. 

At Dragon Within Martial Arts, Salem MA; we strive to teach kids how to intelligently cope with bullying.  We teach children that violence isn’t the answer… to use their “common sense before self-defense”; however, if that doesn’t work, we will give your child the skills needed to properly defend themselves from physical and mental bullying.  Unlike traditional martial arts schools, which focus on tournaments and fancy moves; Dragon Within  Martial Arts teaches the most realistic self-defense system for your children that’s fun, interesting and extremely beneficial for the positive development of their future.

Along with learning something that’s fun and keeps your kids physically active; our age specific curriculum, teaches important social values and instills a high level of confidence within children:  starting with our Little Dragons Program (ages 4-6) to our Junior Programs (7-13) all the way up to our Teen Martial Arts Program (13-16).  Dragon Within helps children cope with being bullied and peer pressure.  We not only help kids cope with being bullied  but we instill positive social values such as: respect, honesty, humility, dignity and help children get along with others and treat them with respect.  Instilling these social values early on will help prevent your child from possibly becoming a bully.

Knowing self-defense empowers children with powerful techniques, strategies and confidence for life-long success!

For more information on how Dragon Within  Martial Arts, Salem MA,  takes a stance on bullying and peer pressure:

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Dragon Within Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA