Martial Arts and ADHD

According to recent statistics, 2 to 3 percent of children have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyeractivity Disorder).   The number of children in the United States with ADHD is estimated to be about 2 million.   Children with ADHD tend to exhibit excessive inattention and impulsive behavior, which compromises their function in everyday life.

So how does this relate to Martial Arts?  Well, doctors are increasingly recommending Martial Arts classes for children with ADHD.  Martial Arts involves a high level of focusing attention and controling behavior, which is exactly the training these children need to improve.

Check out this news story on the subject:

As always, keep up the good fight!!!

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One response to “Martial Arts and ADHD

  1. didyouseethis

    This is true. My son, now 24, took Tai Chi when he was younger. He was just commenting the other day how in times of stress it almost automatically helps him to focus.

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