Down's Syndrome and Martial Arts at the Bruce McCorry Martial Arts Academy Written by: Master McCorry
Down's Syndrome also referred to as Trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder thatcauses lifelong physical development delays, mental or intellectual disability and characteristic facial features. It is one of the most common genetic causes of learning disabilities among children. To show how serious this disorder affects children, the 21st of March has been set aside as the World Down’s Syndrome Day. Despite of this disorder being a physical disorder, Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy has been on the forefront to train children with this condition since 1978. And most of these children have exhibited better martial arts techniques just like their normal counterparts.
The following are some of the many benefits of martial arts
to children; Improves coordination It is a known fact that exercises are good for your body, mind and general body health. But, martial arts is not just like any other exercise or sport. It has improving effects on your body and mind. Most people think that martial arts is all about kicking and throwing punches here and there. This form of exercise is immensely focused on developing the internal organs as well as your outlook. Children suffering from Down's Syndrome can benefit from learning martial arts as it helps them in development as well as coordination. Boosts your mental power What makes martial arts unique from other sports or exercises is its ability to develop your brain power. Martial arts requires concentration and focus. For example, Tai Chi, a form of martial arts that dwells so much on brain power, concentration and focus. This will enable your child to develop powerful mental ability that can help him or her manage class work with ease. Therefore, this means that if your child has a mental disability, martial arts can help him or her after a few days of practice. Enhances organizational ability Martial arts instills discipline in both children and adults. Discipline in this case involves personal discipline, organizational discipline, as well as interpersonal discipline. You will learn how to be organized and the benefits of being organized at all times. Without organizational discipline you will not be able to perform certain tasks in life. Therefore, let your children learn how to be organized early in life as it will help them in their future lives. Flexibility and stability We all know that Down’s Syndrome affects the physical well being of children. Children affected by this disorder have a major problem when it comes to stability and general flexibility. But, martial arts helps such children with the ability to understand their body and also gives them flexibility as well as stability. Although it will take time to train such kids to be completely flexible, Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy can make this possible in a few days time. In summary, if your child suffers from Down’s Syndrome, it does not mean that he or she cannot do certain tasks. Simply enroll that child at the Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy (Peabody Ma) and see how the Down’s Syndrome and Martial Arts can be blended to the child’s advantage. Each individual is different and requires variations of the program. So, why not give it a try. Sign up for a free introductory class to see if it's a fit and explore the great benefits and pleasures of martial arts.
Contact Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts by visiting www.brucemccorrys.com or by calling (978) 535-7878.