Children can benefit greatly through the practice of mixed martial arts. The sport can bring many things into a child’s life including confidence, respect, maturity, discipline, physical and mental health.
A common misconception about children participating in martial arts is that it will make a child more violent, aggressive, or more prone to starting fights. With people like John McCain openly opposing MMA by sending governors of every state a letter asking them to ban it, it is easy to get caught up in the negative propaganda The reality in training is that it teaches kids the opposite. Having your child involved in mixed martial arts can teach them them the discipline, respect and self-control necessary to avoid fights and defend themselves when conflict is unavoidable. The kids who are more actively involved in conflicts are those that lack this training.