A somewhat surprising group of kids who seem to be getting a lot of benefits from martial arts training are those who suffer from attention deficit disorder, or ADHD for short. If you never heard about ADHD, it’s a condition that’s characterized by constant switching between activities, losing focus, having problems finishing tasks, fidgeting, etc.
Practicing martial arts is great for kids with ADHD
Research seems to be suggesting that kids who suffer from ADHD and who also practice martial arts are better able to keep the symptoms of ADHD in check. Reason for that probably lies in the fact that during their lessons, they lose the excess energy that fuels their symptoms.
Martial arts practice is therefore a great method of keeping the symptoms of ADHD in check. If your kid is suffering from this disorder, consider signing them up for a lesson or two to see if things will turn out for the better. Who knows, maybe they enjoy it, and continue practicing, while at the same time they will alleviate the symptoms of their disorder. ADHD medication has its side effects, like all medication does, so it’s a good idea to find alternatives to them.