Folks with ADHD have a real need to keep moving. Maybe it is because we’ve got places to be and things to do. We hear phrases like, “ants in the pants” or “Jimmy Legs” all the time, but the truth is that we’ve got a lot of energy and we need to expend it. Enter the intersection of martial arts and ADHD: the FastBraiin Martial Arts program.
FastBraiin Martial Arts (FBMA) is a two-year program designed to meet the specific needs of ADHD students. Martial arts and ADHD can be a great combination for kids with ADD/ADHD. FBMA students engage in stretching, calisthenics, breathing exercises, learn ukemi (how to fall without getting hurt), striking, grappling, judo, self-defense techniques, and martial arts theory.
FastBraiin’s Martial Arts Program is led by Dr. Kevin “Mac” McEnaney, who guides his students under the theme of “Respect and Control,” and the FastBraiin Martial Arts Code of Conduct is: Fellowship, respect for Others, Courtesy and control, Unselfishness, and Sincerity (F.O.C.U.S.).
The Martial Arts and ADHD Program:
The program is designed not only to teach students how to defend themselves, but to build confidence and non-violent conflict resolution skills. Furthermore, ADHD Research has shown that diet and exercise can help alleviate some of the most pressing physiological symptoms of ADHD. In other words, martial arts and ADHD are a great combo.