Open spaces and outdoor playgrounds where children can play and spend time have been diminishing with the unhealthy advance of urbanization. For instance, while a few decades ago “playing games” meant running and jumping, unfortunately it now means spending hours seated in front of personal computers or video game consoles. Activities and games such as hop scotching, rope skipping, hide and seek, dodge ball, dropping the handkerchief, tagging games and many others have been replaced especially with computer games of intense violence themes. Consequently this situation has given way to some physical and psychological disturbances. It shouldn’t be surprising that kids who have never learned to compete among their peers in a sociable environment are shy and also lack self-confidence.
Besides being acquainted with sharing and socializing, kids growing up vivaciously playing with their peers also learn to overcome obstacles. Nowadays, the lack of playgrounds results in a greater number of kids confined indoors, which exposes them to the possibility of physical and psychological disturbances.
Back aches, posture problems and unhealthy curvature of the spine due to the inappropriate use of backpacks, extended time spent sitting or sedentary life may harm kids as well as adults.
Recent researches show that the percentage of back aches in juveniles and young adults has reached 75%. By means of exercising, it is possible to prevent back aches and possible posture problems that may cause even more serious defects in later years.
Besides that, the increasing rate of obesity in parallel with sedentary life and unhealthy eating habits is worrisome. In this regard, exercising and playing sports play a crucial role.
Kids will have a chance to get to know and enjoy sports culture by experiencing fun exercises with their peers in Kid Martial Arts classes which are conceived with consideration of personal development.