He Struggled With ADHD Symptoms. Until His Teacher Told Him To Focus On The Yellow Ball

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ADHD, which stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a common neurodevelopmental disorder among children.

Symptoms of ADHD, such as forgetting or losing things, talking too much, and impatience, can often make school, family life, or dealing with friends difficult for kids with ADHD.

While this disease might be very real, it seems like throwing medication at the problem is a short-term solution to a long-time problem. Instead of learning self-control, these hyperactive kids will just use their pills as a crutch until they’ll end up needing even more.

In an effort to help boys and young men who have ADHD, one man came up with a truly unique method!

Jason Wilson at the Cave of Adullam uses martial arts to counter ADHD symptoms. The idea is to give his students an outlet for their energy while improving skills that will help them in life.

In this video, he demonstrates a drill that helps his student handle distractions he might face at school or in other areas of life. Sharath Wilson explains, “Although the student featured in this drill has not been diagnosed with ADHD, he does from time to time exude a lack of focus like the majority of boys his age. No child is born focused, because focus is a learned behavior.”

The student balances a ball on top of a fighting stick, and sits perfectly still to keep it in place. Jason then tries to distract him by tapping him, punching the air near his head, and getting in his space, but the student stays still and just breaths. It’s impressive just to watch the teacher get so close!

This drill not only helps combat distraction, but also helps his students improve stillness, focus, and mental fortitude. It’s very impressive to watch!

Check out the amazing academy Saving Boys and their GoFundMe to help support these children who deserve confidence and self-reliance!

And don’t forget to check out their YouTube page for more amazing videos like this!

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