How Can Karate Benefit a Kid Diagnosed with ADD/ADHD?
WIndsor, Ontario (PRWEB) February 6, 2005
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) affects up to five percent of all North American children ages five-18, according to Sports Illustrated For Kids writer Rose Kennedy. Additionally, estimates range from a single to 4 million youngsters take Ritalin, the drug of decision in treating ADD and Focus Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
One particular conclusion drawn from many research is that kids diagnosed with ADD or ADHD are far more profitable in structured activities.
ABC News correspondent Karen Chase writes, “It’s so basic it’s challenging to believe, but the latest strategy for combating the signs and symptoms of ADD is martial arts.” Parents see increased self-esteem and improved concentrate and concentration abilities in their kids.
“Utilizing mind-physique disciplines, martial arts appear to address the short focus spans of today’s kids, even those diagnosed with ADHD,” says a current report by HealthAtoZ.com. Boys diagnosed with ADHD outnumber girls three to a single.
A lot of martial arts schools are teaching the principles advocated by Mr. Miyagi in the “Karate Kid” films and moving away from the beat-em-up tactics portrayed in most other fictional karate and kung fu films. In an interview for Young children These days, martial arts professional and author Joyce Roberson explains that “contrary to the visual perception of karate getting a violent sport, the premiere dictate of this sport is nonviolence above all else.”
A single such spot preaching “brain more than brawn” is The Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts Institute, positioned at 1625 Tecumseh Road East in Windsor Ontario. Founder Master Art Mason has been teaching martial arts for 20 years and started working with ADD and ADHD children in 1988. The Peaceful Warriors’ Applications have been quite effective helping these kids adapt to not only school, but social life as effectively.
The Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts Institute delivers numerous diverse classes for children from all regions of life. One particular of the main focuses in the school is teaching of the 5 tenets of the Peaceful Warriors’. These are Integrity, Courtesy, Self Control, Perserverence and Indomitable Spirit. Understanding and living these tenets aid a youngster do well in all places of their reside.
“We teach our students to defend themselves in methods that are non-threatening and non-physical, leaving physical means as a last resort.”
For additional information on The Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts Institute call our office at 519-967-0577 or pay a visit to us on the world wide web at http://www.thepeacefulwarriors.org
or http://www.karate-taekwondo-martial-arts-windsor-ontario.com/. You can also e mail us at [email protected]
Classes are accessible in Windsor, Belle River, Essex and Tecumseh Ontario Canada.
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