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What is the Jiaido Children's Program?

The Jiaido Kids Program is a unique training system that aims to raise awareness. 
It develops children’s physical, mental, and spiritual abilities and keeps them in a state that is their own. 

  The Jiaido Children's Program is not only for practicing a new kind of martial arts. it provides an opportunity to play sports, but also to develop a new outlook on life based on living with compassion, unity and wisdom. It provides the knowledge and tools to manifest our inner values in action.  It takes the individual to another level of consciousness, freeing them from mental suffering and feelings of dissatisfaction. 

How does the Jiaido Kids program work?

Practice in the dojo:

Regularly, it takes place once or twice a week in the dojo. The essence of any Jiaido practice is to assess and develop children’s physical, mental and emotional abilities, all in an interesting, varied and playful way to take part in the lessons with pleasure.

Outdoor activities

1. Gardening

As part of the green movement to protect and improve the environment, gardening is now an increasingly popular activity among the population, regardless of age and physical fitness.  Gardening is a great opportunity for kids to engage in physical activity in a playful way and promotes a healthier lifestyle. What people, parents and teachers do is not always
they realize that if appropriate  we pair activities with the right age and learning skills, that occupation is always enjoyable for children and easily grabs their attention.

The secret to successful learning - which is highlighted in the Jiaido Kids Program - is that of exercises  we align with children’s abilities and true propensity to learn. We develop programs through which they can learn playfully and with pleasure so that they can give themselves wholeheartedly to the task. 

However, contact with nature also has a strong effect on children’s mental state. In gardening, they learn patience while waiting for vegetables to grow, responsibility as they recognize the need for care and also understand where our food comes from.

2.Togetherness with animals

Developing empathic skills 
Children see animals as equal peers, they are much easier to identify with animals than they are with humans. The psychology of animals is very simple, “you get what you see”.  Knowing a person is no longer so clear, understanding it often requires knowledge of the meanings of body language. However, the body language of animals can also be easily interpreted by children. If they spend a lot of time near animals, they will develop the ability to tune in and will be able to apply this later in their relationships with humans.

Developing outward attention 
People with low self-esteem or mental health problems tend to focus constantly on themselves. Being with animals helps to divert attention to the outside world, so that instead of chewing on and talking about themselves and their difficulties, they pay attention to the animals, start talking to them or about them. Animals accept everyone without rating, they don’t care what they look like or how they talk. Animals are accepting, not judgmental, forgiving, and live without the psychological games often played by humans. They accept us for who we are. 

Mental stimulation
During play with animals, increased mental stimulation can be achieved in children through intense communication. And in sad, painful moments, the presence of an animal can change your mood, bring you good humor, laughter, and playfulness. These positive effects can help reduce feelings of isolation and alienation. 

Touch body work
Research has shown that touch is not only a physical but also a very important spiritual and spiritual need. Children who are not sufficiently affected in their infancy are unable to form healthy relationships with others and often have slower physical growth than their peers. 

Some people have difficulty touching or accepting another person, but touching the warm, furry body of a dog or cat makes them feel particularly good. In hospitals, where every touch can be painful, animals are not a threat, a safe and pleasant experience.
  Catching, hugging, caressing an animal can make a huge difference in the lives of people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make any positive physical contact. 
Medical tests show how reassuring the presence of animals can be for sick people, even for fish swimming in an aquarium, as their heart rate and blood pressure are much closer to optimal. 

There are those who experience spiritual fulfillment and the experience of oneness with life and nature while dealing with their pets. It is difficult to pinpoint or explain this effect. 
Many famous authors mention that one of the life-giving elements of his life energy and his relationship with life and God is his relationship with animals and nature. 

3. Relationship with nature and the environment 

Today, the main reason for the physical and mental suffering of most children is that they do not spend enough time in nature, in the open air. As a parent, we spend most of our days working within closed walls, all our time is just to take the children to school, to a separate class and in the meantime we are completely used to spending time together in the open air. We have forgotten its true value, even though it has a very good effect on their physical and mental health and well-being.

4. Test knowledge

Calm and quiet 
  Modern life puts a lot of pressure on our children invisibly, especially the more sensitive ones.  Children’s knowledge is immature and incapable of coping with the everyday stressful situations of the modern adult world. Adults ’moods or mood swings are often interpreted as if they are responsible for them, as if it is their fault. Constant stress becomes anxiety over time, which has a strong effect on the brain, triggering harmful processes in it. This can result in irrational behavior, wavy emotions, insomnia, and defiance, all of which can indicate that the child is in trouble and is experiencing a serious internal struggle. 

A sense of balance is our ability to maintain a controlled posture while performing various tasks, be it sitting at a table, balancing on a pole, or acting on a curb. To function effectively in a variety of environments and tasks, we need the ability to maintain a particular body position in both static (standing) and dynamic (moving) states. Static equilibrium means that we are able to keep a given position under control (such as a sculpture game, a “freezing” game). And dynamic balance is the ability to stay in balance while moving (e.g., cycling, running). Coordination is the process by which the neurons and limbs of the body work together in a coordinated way. Most people are able to carry out this very complex process effortlessly, without having to consciously think about the need to  to tie or stand up on your shoelaces. Coordination is a very complex and complex process of human movement, but in general usage we refer to something else. It is mostly used to determine sense of balance and reaction time, as well as skills such as staying still or light movement. 

5. Creativity and art

Creative and artistic activities can help children experience their own physical, emotional, spiritual, linguistic and moral development more deeply. By giving them the opportunity to work creatively with peers, the shared experience and communication come to a positive light. And this will have a good effect on their self-confidence, self-esteem, personal, social, emotional development and overall more balanced behavior. This joint activity can be reading, making music, singing, drawing, acting or even photography. Regular creative sessions lead to continuous development, satisfaction, and increase children's performance. They get closer to understanding who they really are and how valuable their unique contributions to the world are.

6. Development of intellectual abilities

Attention and concentration:
There are several types of attention. Involuntary attention is an innate mechanism of action that we do not need to master separately. However, we do not use this attention much in learning, for example, because it is present in a place for a very short time, its subject matter is constantly changing as a result of stimuli. Children first need to learn how to direct their attention to a particular thing and keep it on for a period of time. This focused attention is called concentration.  

Social and communication skills
Effective communication is essential for our children to succeed, whether in terms of popularity in a community or learning outcomes. This skill plays an essential role in forming and maintaining friendships. A person with well-developed communication skills, whether an adult or a child, can assess the needs of the interlocutor, the social or emotional influences arising from the situation, and be able to shape the tone and language of the conversation accordingly, communicating effectively according to the moment. This ability is very complex and usually develops by school age in most children. Communication is also essential to school success. Children first learn post-hearing comprehension and then develop their speaking skills. This is the basis of literacy, so if you run into difficulties in the first two areas, you will almost certainly have trouble with the written text as well.

Self-discipline and respect
One of the most important and at the same time one of the most difficult tasks for parents is to discipline their children. The Jiaido teacher also has to set boundaries and rules of acceptable behavior, and this takes a lot of energy and time. The fast-paced pace of today’s society can be an obstacle to effective and consistent discipline. The goal of discipline is to develop a pattern of acceptable and appropriate behavior in children and grow into emotionally mature adults who are capable of self-discipline. A disciplined person is able to delay his or her needs, be able to consider the needs of others, act decisively without being offensive or hostile, and can endure hardships. Effective discipline is based on respect as a child learns to respect the authority of his or her parents and the rights of others. The inconsistency of discipline makes it difficult for this respect to develop. Excessive austerity, which often involves shame (verbal aggression, shouting, insult), makes it almost impossible for not only respect but also the development of trust in the parent. Effective discipline, then, means that we make, and consistently adhere to, determined, fair, reasonable decisions based on mutual respect. The goal is to protect our children from danger, to help them develop the capacity for self-discipline, a healthy conscience, and responsibility within.

7. Development of perception

We call transcendental perception the phenomenon when not only the five primary  information comes to us through the senses, but through other channels. Primary perception is sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch, and the acquisition of information through them is known and accepted by all. When we perceive in a different way than usual, it is called intuition, the sixth sense.

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