Unlike adults, children seem to be less vulnerable to the immediate effects of coronavirus, with fewer cases in children leaving them off the “high-risk” list. Though not effected directly [health wise] the corona virus can have a long lasting impact on our children today.
“The worldwide closure of schools has no historical precedent. 188 countries have imposed country-wide closures, affecting more than 1.5 billion children and youth.” [ARTICLE HERE]
Some without internet access or technology, leaving the already challenging “distance learning” to be next to impossible.
Children can experience stress due to parent struggles, loss of jobs, fear of virus spread, the list goes on.
It is so important to support our children during the coronavirus crisis.
The Child Mind Institute includes tips like
- Keeping routines in place
- Being creative about new activities – and exercise
- Staying in touch virtually
Our continued goal at Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts to help our students “come out of quarantine better.” I continuously voice this to both our children and adults almost every class. We want to have better eating habits, better sleeping habits, exercise more as opposed to less. Less electronics and games, more positive healthy habits.
Consistency with martial arts training is an important aspect of maintaining those healthy habits. Martial Arts has many positive mental benefits to offer these children (and adults), when they need it most.
- maintain a social interaction with their instructors and fellow classmates
- rely on martial arts as an energy release
- improve focus and concentration
- use martial arts as an outlet for stressors and anxiety
- expand their confidence
- stay on track on their road to black belt and beyond
Though I know virtual classes do not compare to in house training, it has been a phenomenal way to keep up with our training and seeing all our students during this historic difficult time. As always, I thank each and every one of our students, families, and staff for their continued support.
“A BLACK BELT IS A WHITE BELT THAT NEVER QUITS”
TriStateMixedMartialArts.com and Tri State Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts has been a top martial arts school in the Lower Bucks County area for over 15 years.
Founded by Sifu Jeffrey Jones, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 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.
Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Adult programs offer training as a complete adult fitness and conditioning program, both mentally and physically. Designed for those who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment. Unlike a traditional gym setting, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts offers the opportunity for learning a true art, designed to keep you mentally focused in the moment on your self discovery; while providing an outlet for daily stresses.
Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week at firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly at 215-273-9202 . You can also visit our website at tristatemixedmartialarts.com
About Sifu Jeffrey Jones: Jeffrey has earned full instructorship under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Filipino Martial Arts. He is also a full instructor for the Thai Boxing Association of the United States of America, under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. His instructor, Guro Dan Inosanto is one of three people appointed to teach at one of the Jun Fan Institutes under Bruce Lee. Jeffrey has over 30 years of training and experience in Mixed Martial Arts.