Martial arts instruction has long been recognized for its ability to turn average or sub par academic students into honor students achieving A’s and B ‘s. Parents know that better grades in school can strongly influence a child ‘s overall success in life, and feedback from parents across the country indicates that there are an extraordinary number of cases where children involved with martial arts training are improving academically, sometimes dramatically. What causes these martial arts students to have such positive academic transformations? To give you a better understanding of this phenomenon, here are some of the theories that may explain how marital arts helps students succeed in school.
"My son started studying martial arts 1 year ago this summer. We tried it in Toronto when he was younger and he definitely didn’t like it!! At first he wasn’t sure if he would like it here but very quickly warmed up to the atmosphere at Collingwood Martial Arts. In fact he loves doing martial arts now. He works hard within his classes and it shows. Studying martial arts at Collingwood Martial Arts has helped him to build his self confidence and provided him with an opportunity to expand his ability to develop both physically and mentally. Master Ivan has been not just his martial arts instructor but is also a mentor. When dealing with a teenage boy this is a big deal. Very grateful for what my son is learning and the opportunities that he will have as a result of his experiences here at Collingwood Martial Arts." - Annie Dionne
"Over the years I have seen my child become more confident in himself. He is learning to be a leader and a good role model for others. This program has taught him how to focus which helps not only in school bit also in other aspects of life. The techniques that they learn are self defense and you explain how and when to use it." -Mary Courtney mother of Brian Courtney, Black Belt.
"Your Martial Arts School is fantastic! I have never seen a more organized, high-energy, positive Martial Arts program. In a matter of weeks, you have motivated our son Lee and re-kindled his love of the Martial Arts. Lee is thoroughly enjoying his Tae Kwon Do training with you. Even though he knows no other children, he is eager and excited to acquire new skills. if he could, Lee would attend class every day. Your high-energy, “high-five” instructors are to be commended for creating such a fabulous, non-competitive learning environment. You are helping Lee develop self-esteem and self-confidence. It is truly heart-warming to watch Lee immerse himself so enthusiastically in your Tae Kwon Do classes." -Jude Wayland.
"I've been a student here since Oct 2011, I am 51 years old and haven't felt as good as I do now since I was 30." -Will Hawthorne.