It’s amazing how we send our kids to school in order to give them an education and prepare them for the future but we never quite step back to ask ourselves if they are being adequately prepared.

School goes along in teaching literacy and numeracy, but sadly the demands of the future will demand more than a mere academic knowledge to solve problems. People will always look forward to individuals who can rise up to the occasion of leadership. The onus falls on us as parents to equip our children to be well positioned for leadership. One of the best ways to do this is to enroll them in a traditional Martial Arts program like the one we run at Tokon Martial Arts.

Here are three ways in which Martial Arts training can help position your kids for leadership.

1. Your children develop confidence and build their leadership potential

Through Martial Arts training, your children get to develop a solid sense of confidence within them. Some of the exercises and training regimens they are exposed to have to do with aiding the pupils to learn the art of self-mastery by helping them develop confidence.

As a result of being exposed to team building activities, they also get the chance to work on their leadership capacity by leading their teammates in group activities. Moreover, students pick up a sense of accomplishment when they learn an activity like Karate and this sense of accomplishment empowers them with self-esteem and confidence. These two traits are necessary to become good leaders.

2. Your children learn perseverance and discipline.

Being a part of Martial Arts classes will help kids learn how to lead, inside and out of the dojo. One of the most important lessons Martial Arts teaches is the value of perseverance and discipline.

As parents, we already know that things may never go as planned in life, however, the resilience and grit an individual has may turn out to be their staying force. Yet, it’s better to develop this grit a long way before challenges arise, which is why the childhood phase is very important. In addition, leaders are very disciplined people and giving your child sufficient exposure to the disciplined lifestyle espoused by Martial Arts ensure that they are positioned for leadership early in life.

3. Your children learn social skills.

Much of Martial Arts training happens in a community-based environment that offers students the opportunities to meet and interact with their peers. As one who has been a Martial Arts Sensei for over thirty years, I have seen shy and reticent individuals come into training but within a few weeks of sparring with their peers, learn to build strong and lasting relationships with each other.

Kids in Martial Arts training also get the chance to learn how to work and relate with other people who may not necessarily agree with them and still get things done. Such skills are invaluable for leadership.

Are you ready to see your child develop into a promising leader of the future? Then visit us at Tokon Martial Arts Sacramento to get started today!


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At Tokon Martial Arts, we teach leadership lessons for children. We teach your children interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, and social interactions. Something as simple as eye contact but also body language is part of effective communication. We train future leaders by developing their leadership qualities from an early age on. The program at Tokon Martial Arts does not only offer great activities for kids but is a program that teaches virtues and life skills. We train our students to be role models. If you want to learn more, read one of the articles below or check out our blog.

Sensei Marcus Hinschberger also owns Taitoku Training. This is a coaching company that was designed to specifically help players in the business world increase productivity through a curriculum filled with self-development and self-transformation classes, team training classes and leadership classes.

This curriculum has helped companies increase productivity, teamwork and resultantly profits.

If you know any CEOs or corporations that want to take it to the next level, ask them to visit ​Taitoku or contact Sensei Marcus directly at

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