Adults and children alike struggle with focus. Every day, every moment our attention is pulled in a million different directions. Simple things- buying a cup of coffee, finishing spelling homework, become enormous tasks in which we need to balance multiple types of stimulus. Martial arts provides us with the tools we need to set aside distractions and to concentrate on a single goal, a single moment, a single task.
Focus is not just about sitting still and listening to the teacher. Focus is not just the ability to listen to your boss rattle on and on about something you know. Focus is larger than that. At Family Martial Arts we encourage focus in all moments, whether we are learning to execute a new technique or working on completing the meditation requirement for a black belt test. Our younger students benefit from drills designed to help them focus on their bodies in space as well as on their listening. Older students learn techniques that can help them focus not only on their bodies and physical abilities but also on their mental capacities. Students show improvements in their grades, physical performance and in their professional lives.