How Martial Arts Helps Kids in School

School can be a challenging environment for students. It is a place where they not only learn academically, but socially as well. Unfortunately, there are some negative experiences that a child may have when going through school. They are learning plenty of life lessons, juggling extracurricular activities, and dealing with new challenges they’ve never faced before. Martial arts schools can teach many of the skills required to overcome such challenges.

We’re not solely looking at academic performance in school. Additionally conflict avoidance, working well with others, and respecting others and oneself as well. Whatever those experiences or challenges may be, it is a good idea to have your child participate in martial arts karate classes. This will give them the tools and a solid foundation needed for success, not only in school, but throughout their lives.

In this multi-part series, I will highlight the benefits and positive impacts of martial arts and karate for children. Today we’ll start with focus.

A short attention span can be an obstacle when teaching children. Kids can quickly lose their focus at first, but martial arts training can help prepare them to pay attention long enough to complete a task. Karate has also been shown to help children with ADHD, so it can be absolutely be a benefit for kids with other difficulties a challenges. In karate, there is a level of discipline and focus required for each class that enhances their listening skills, attention to detail, and execution of directions. Getting good grades is reflective of a child’s comprehension of the material, but it is also indicative of their discipline, responsibility, and ability to focus. Children learn how to focus on the tasks at hand, and being able to exhibit these positive traits will translate to better grades, as schooling requires the proficiency of these characteristics.






Our Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-5 and elementary age kids ages 6 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

East West Martial Arts Adult Martial Arts training in Kali and Jiu Jitsu 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. While teaching techniques that save lives with life skills that work both on and off the mat, our students get the best instruction possible.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at You can call us directly at 706-326-0153 for more information or to schedule a class.

About the owner Christine:  Christine is a military wife, mom, and instructor. She has training in early childhood development and was an in home childcare provider serving military families. She has a passion for people and serving the community in ways that promote a better future. With a passion for helping community members stay safe while teaching the “art” of martial arts, she believes that each student can obtain their goals and objectives in life. She teaches seminars in bullying and women’s self defense.