We all know how important it is in school and in life for kids to learn how to work well with others. While in school, they have to collaborate with fellow students on group projects – and play with them at recess. And when they grow up, they’ll need to know how to work with colleagues and clients to build success.
You might think that because the study of martial arts is an individual pursuit, it doesn’t have anything to do with teamwork. But you’d be wrong.
In our classes, kids pursue individual goals as they work to win belts and stripes. But, they do so as part of a team. We teach in a group environment for a reason. Working with other students provides kids the right environment to learn about teamwork, collaboration and social skill building.
Let’s talk about one way that happens. In class, students are taught to be respectful of one another. They encourage and help other students – and they get encouragement and help in return. That might seem trivial, but it’s not.
That doesn’t mean that your child won’t get attention. But we encourage students to support one another. They learn that it’s helpful to cheer for the success of another student – and that they can also gain something by putting their needs aside and helping someone else.
I don’t think I need to tell you how essential teamwork is to success. Kids need to learn the skill of cooperation and collaboration, and here at HC TKD Pearland they do learn it – with our help.
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