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Martial Arts for Kids in the Northeast Kingdom

Your kids don’t need to know the Kung-Fu Panda dance to discover a love of martial arts.  Participation in martial arts, such as Karate, Kung Fu or Jujitsu, is a great way to boost a child’s self-confidence and fitness.  Plus, martial arts facilitate socialization, focus, determination and respect.  According to Parenting, martial arts can go a long way toward helping children with ADHD improve self-control and concentration, not to mention develop patience.  Of course, there’s also the important self-defense aspect.  Proper martial arts instruction teaches children when force is acceptable and how to avoid or diffuse conflict.

In Vermont’s NEK, there are options for kid-friendly martials arts training.  For example, in St. Johnsbury, there is a USA Karate School (802-748-8411).  Just beyond the VT border, in Littleton (also the “North Country”), David Badurina runs USA Karate Littleton.  USA Karate Littleton offers Lil Dragons, children’s and homeschool classes.

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