Studies show that a complex physical activity, like Martial Arts, strengthens neural networks in the brain, and enables kids with ADHD to practice self-control.
What is ADHD?
ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a medical condition. A person with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults.
An estimated 8.4 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD.
Kids diagnosed with ADHD face a series of hurdles and challenges on a regular basis. The list below represents 8 of the most common issues/characteristics associated with ADHD and the effect that Martial Arts and Gracie Jiu-jitsu training has on those characteristics:
- Low Self-Esteem – Boosts Self-Esteem
- No Self-Control – Emphasizes Self-Control
- Lack of Concentration and Focus – Improves Concentration and Focus
- No Self-Respect – Instills a Sense of Self-Respect
- Needs Structure & Stability – Promotes Structure and Stability
- Hard Time Resolving Conflict – Offers Constructive Conflict Resolution
- Lack of Retention – Implements Repetitive Movements for Better Retention
- Needs Support – Provides Shared Ideals and Support