Stickfighting is one of the best ways to practice working cooperatively, which is needed for group projects at school, of course, but also for all of life.
Stickfighting for fun often leads to an interest in martial arts. High quality martial arts instruction focuses on peaceful behaviors and improving relationships through good communication skills and eliminating the causes for violence. A "true" martial artist will not use their size or skill in an overbearing or bullying way, but instead uses their powers for Good and for the protection of those weaker than themselves. Martial arts can be a great way to help your entire family improve health, develop stronger minds and bodies, and become self-disciplined.
Children need chances to feel brave and powerful, but for many of them, these opportunities are few and far between. Stickfighting gives them a chance to become familiar with those feelings.
If you get too rough, then no one will want to play with you. Stickfighting is a great way to learn self-control and the difference between fantasy (I'm battling a huge foe unto the death!) and reality (but really this is my friend and I need to keep things at an appropriate level for that).
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Stick fighting helps develop hand-dominance, hand and arm strength, and hand-eye coordination.
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