Coordination is developed thought physical exercise that access both hemispheres of the brain. As kids begin martial arts, we often notice kids with good physical skills when doing things on their favorite side. When students punch with their right hand, they are accessing the left side of the brain. When first starting a new activity, using the less favored side is more difficult, especially for younger students. In martial arts, we practice all activities on both sides and often from side-to-side at a fast pace.
Mr. Silva explains the process of developing coordination with this analogy: “If you and a neighbor had a large hedge between your properties it would be difficult to pass from one yard to the next. However if you and your neighbor would visit often, a clear path would soon form.” When kids train in martial arts, the drills, basics and exercises in martial arts form clear pathway of communication and the skills and coordination develop rather quickly.
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