we’ll help you improve your self-esteem through consistent positive verbal reinforcement. When our students work to earn their next belt level, not only are they learning practical self-defence, they are building self-esteem and learning to feel good about themselves. Nothing can take the place of the security in knowing that you can defend yourself should the need ever arise… and your own child’s self confidence in knowing this themselves is immense. People who continue to practise the martial arts for prolonged periods are different from the general populace in these ways: they have a lower level of anxiety; an increased sense of responsibility; they are less likely to be radical; they have an increased level of self-esteem; and they are more socially intelligent.”* (Source – Psychology Today, May 1985)
Respect – One of the most important words in martial arts is respect. Students are taught to respect their instructors, each other, and themselves. Respect is often missing in many facets of today’s society. This is what separates Elite Martial arts Richmond from other sports. Kids’ and adults’ social behaviour should be directly linked to his or her progression in the martial arts class. It’s not just about winning, it’s about personal growth.