Thai Boxing, emphasizing on fists, elbows, knees, and feet, has always given people the impression that the sport is fierce and violent. For parents, they consider Thai Boxing a rough and hands-on sport. For children, they think boxing is just an act of justified fighting. In fact, Thai Boxing is a sports that ensures a comprehensive and healthy development in both the kids’ physical and mental aspects. Like many fighting sports, Thai Boxing is suitable for children under the appropriate teaching environment. Not only it is not dangerous, but it is also very beneficial.
What to do if children are overnutrition?
The first thing that comes to mind when speaking of Thai Boxing is undoubtedly its ability to keep children fit and to encourage them to do more exercise. In today’s society, most children eat well and live well, resulting in them suffering from overnutrition and even obesity. Because Thai Boxing requires a lot of exercising and moving, it helps consume fat. Through practice, both the children’s vital capacity and physical fitness can be improved. In the process, children can also train their hand-foot coordination and strengthen their alertness and responsiveness.
What to do if children have low concentration?
Compared to adults’ self-discipline and concentration ability, children’s concentration only lasts for around fifteen minutes. Especially the new generation commonly uses electronic devices in everyday life and has less time to exercise. In addition to teaching them to follow instructions, compared to other non-combat sports, Thai Boxing adds competitive elements to boost their learning motivation, as well as letting them know that learning a sport requires perseverance. Children who have just joined the class must learn basic skills such as strapping and wearing gloves by themselves, aiming to train them to take care of themselves and to learn to do things step by step, without haste and learn forbearance.
What to do if children cannot endure hardship?
It is not uncommon to hear that children who grow up in Hong Kong are often referred to as “Kong Kids”. Some parents are not willing to see their children suffer, hence they overprotect the children, keeping them in the greenhouse and allow the children to overly rely on them. Spoiling is a child is problematic, so Thai Boxing training provides kids with an opportunity to endure adversity and learn to be disciplined. In martial arts, the most important thing is good moral and respect. The simple moves, easy to learn and understand, and good for physical fitness, are what makes Thai Boxing unique compared to other martial arts.
As a matter of fact, coaches who do Thai Boxing are nice, patient and caring, not as hot-tempered as others perceive. And the children who do Thai Boxing are also “open on the outside and gentle on the inside“! Parents are encouraged to spend time and practice with their children, it could be practicing stepping with them, or holding a pillow for them to practice, no matter what way it is, this can surely foster parent-child interaction.