ADHD and Martial Arts

Stress Reduction, Confidence & Self Regulation

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, describes an illness characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The martial view of ADHD stems from excess attachment to enjoyable experience. If a child with ADHD in Westchester does not experience immediate enjoyment with a task, the mind wanders. If the child does find enjoyment, the ADHD condition directs the mind to latch onto the task with a powerful intensity, thus impairing its function.

Children with ADHD in Westchester are often very intelligent, but need to learn to discipline their minds to overcome a challenging medical condition. The solution for ADHD is to balance the mind between over and under focus. If the mind wanders off a martial task, such as avoiding a strike, the child with ADHD in Westchester must learn to redirect the mind back to the task. If they hyper-focus on the task, they may get hit by the attacker’s other hand and so must relax the focus. In addition to reducing stress and building self-confidence, Aikido activities in Westchester for ADHD teach the child to bring the mind into a healthy focus, while care is taken to insure the child is never judged negatively. Eventually, the child with ADHD in Westchester learns to self-regulate with age.