Martial arts not only help children learn coordination and develop physically, but it also assists them in acquiring skills that help them live successful lives. One of the important life skill children acquire by practicing martial arts is integrity. But what do we mean by integrity? Integrity is a super virtue that includes virtues like…

Martial arts not only help children learn coordination and develop physically, but it also assists them in acquiring skills that help them live successful lives. One of the important life skill children acquire by practicing martial arts is integrity. But what do we mean by integrity? Integrity is a super virtue that includes virtues like…

The word Karate come from a combination of two words “Kara”, meaning to lose oneself from the vices of greed and violence, and “Te”, which means hands. Controlled breathing is one of the tools a Karateka uses in getting rid of the urge to be greedy or violent. Controlled breathing entails striking a balance between…

Learning to set goals early on in life can be a tremendous advantage for a child because goal setting is crucial to success in all aspects of life. For instance, for students to excel in school they must set goals. They must come up with clear tasks and the timelines for completing them. The same…

Bullying in schools is a common problem in Australia and most western countries. The increase in the rates of bullying in schools can be attributed to poor socialization and the media. Children who are bullied perform poorly in school and suffer emotional and psychological damages. Consequently, schools have implemented different anti-bullying programs to try to…

Martial arts help children build inner confidence that is crucial for success later in life. Martial arts don’t teach children cockiness that is often confused with confidence. A good martial arts class provide children with an avenue to nurture self-confidence and the discipline needed to live a productive adult life. Let’s explore how martial arts…

Coordination is the ability to move swiftly and purposefully. Physical coordination is known to positively affect the performance of children in sports, school and other areas of life. Karate improves coordination by making students more mindful about their bodies; how they move; and how the body functions. Karate helps children develop higher coordination skills through…

The reason children are sent to school is to prepare them to be responsible citizens and take over the running and management of society. Education give children the knowledge and skills they require to build society. However, the education system was never designed to horn leadership skills in children. This is why most schools include…

What is Balance? Balance is an important part of any athleticism and martial arts. In everyday activities, the well-maintained balance has a major part in life. Achieving a good balance at an early age will give a child a healthy posture later in life. It will also help them avoid problems such as muscle weakness…

While practising martial arts with us, where children learn skills like strength, agility, focus, coordination and balance, there comes an another skill which is considered as of extreme importance and that is Speed. It affects most of the performance when in a combat situation. In order to get speed trained basic conditional requirement including flexibility,…

Respect is the key value of martial arts In martial arts respect is considered as one of the core values. From the very first day of our lesson, we focus on children mentality and teach them how to respect your parents, coaches, and teachers. During our training journey, the strength, courage, respect and positive attitude…

What is Resilience and its Characteristics? Resilience is defined as a psychological ability or quality to cope up with adversity or attuned to the situation. Everyone is resilient. It’s just a question of how much and how well you are adaptive in your life. Being resilient doesn’t mean one has no problem or feel the…

Building Focus Through Martial Arts. Focus is very important in Martial Arts, as it is in everyday life. Focus is about directing all your attention to one set task. It is about being mindful and living in the present moment. The ability to focus our efforts is an invaluable skill. While this may sound simple…

 “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston S. Churchill Courage is the quality shown by someone who decides to do something difficult or dangerous, even though they may be afraid. At Shobukan Martial Arts, we believe that knowing the difference between right and wrong is not always enough. We try to teach our students that we should not…

It is your response to winning and losing that makes you a winner or a loser. ~ Harry Sheehy Good sportsmanship is when athletes, coaches, parents and referees treat each other with respect and dignity – win or lose.  Displaying good sportsmanship is not always easy, as children and parents can often be upset or disappointed…

Martial Arts Builds Integrity It can be difficult for teaching children about the importance of honour and integrity. Every day we see politicians, public figures, sport stars and celebrities behaving dishonourably in the news. It’s critical to highlight to children why integrity matters. Martial arts classes will instill this attribute in them. Integrity is central…

Self-discipline is the ability to control one’s emotions, impulses, desires and behaviours. It is being able to resist the desire for instant gratification in favour of gaining the long-term satisfaction and fulfillment from achieving higher and more meaningful goals. Discipline has many benefits. It will help build self-confidence, allow you to accomplish more and be…

If you decide to take up Shobukan Martial Arts Perth WA for self-defence or as a new hobby, you will realize that it will become much more than that. It will change your life physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.  One of the most obvious changes your parents will see is improved self-confidence. Shobukan  Martial Arts is…

(Article A) “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes” – Gautama B. (Article B) “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times” – Bruce Lee (Article…

Coordination can be defined as the ability to move efficiently, carefully, quickly, and purposefully. Studies show that a child’s physical coordination can have a bearing on their skill level in sports, academic performance and even their attitudes about school and education. Shobukan Martial Arts Perth teaches students to become more aware of their bodies – how they…

How Martial Arts Can Help A Child! Kids Martial Arts is one of the most enjoyable things for kids. The excitement of playing, competing with teammates. The eagerness to win not only make a child mentally strong but will also help in a child’s growth. While some sports are for fun, some offer lifelong teaching…

How Martial Arts Help Children Who Have Autism! Children with Autism are special with special needs. Body awareness, mental stability, and core strength can be challenging. The reason they may find tasks difficult. This can be quite frustrating and demotivating for them sometimes. Martial arts has proven to offer positive effects on the life of…

How Martial Art Teaches Relicense And Perseverance Perseverance – Never Give Up! Being able to control your desires, reactions, and emotions. Keep pushing yourself to do better. Are some of the most useful traits one can have. While these are the most important assets. It is very difficult for someone to meet this sense of…

Would you like to improve your child’s focus? There are many children who sit for hours but can’t finish a task. It is very common that kids sit in a classroom and don’t concentrate on what the teacher is teaching them. They start looking outside windows and focus on different noises of no great concern….

12 Ways To Bully Proof Your Child Bullying continues to plague children and their families across the world. It is a terrible thing that often starts without your knowledge as a parent. Often it is too late discovering a child that isa victim of bullying . The victims are often helpless against their aggressors. It…

The Burning Question Do you owe your children self-confidence? You might think that children are still in the process of developing themselves and self-confidence is not important at this point. But you couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, children look to their parents and peers for validation and appreciation. Self-esteem, in its simplest…

Why Self-Defense Classes For Perth Kids Is Important! There is an increase in the number of Perth kids taking up self-defense classes. Why? They might be fascinated with self-defense or simply want to be like their superhero! Well, the ability to protect oneself is one of those paramount things that kids should learn. In this…

Gear Up For Greatness: 8 Amazing Benefits Of Martial Arts! It ’s rare that you encounter people feeling sluggish when leaving their workout places. How can they look charged even after the intense exercises? Didn’t they feel tired or drained after a massive hard work out?   Perhaps not!   Working out has proven to…

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 1 in 3 school children experience bullying at some stage throughout their school life. Parents are left helpless as they witness their child become less confident, lack self esteem and become reluctant to attend school. Some children disguise this by pretending to be ill or making other excuses…

How Can Martial Arts Training Protect Your Child from Bullying As parents, there is no way you have never feared about peer violence or bullying to happen to your children. Bullying, the undesired aggressive behaviour in school aged children about power imbalance among them, is one of the most fears of children and parents right…

  How does martial arts training improve children’s grades? It’s not magic… and it’s not too mysterious either. It’s actually very simple. Martial arts requires a lot of focus. To learn how to kick properly,punch properly,block,learn a pattern etc. etc. These things take FOCUS and EFFORT. So here’s what happens: Your child develops incredible concentration and focus through learning these…

Kids Martial Arts Perth – A Guide on choosing the right school. Searching for a Martial Arts school in Perth can be considered one of the most important investment decisions you make. An investment of time, money and trust. Learning martial arts is not just about kicking and punching. A good martial arts school in…

Martial Arts offers our kids an opportunity to develop a wide range of life skills in a fun and safe environment that will be useful to them throughout their entire life. Let’s have a look at just a few of those benefits: Self-Discipline – One of the central tenets of martial arts is an absolute focus…

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