The Importance of Uniforms
For many years, a wide array of industries have used uniforms, including schools, the military, sports teams, and workplaces. Uniforms help people distinguish one group or organization from another. While differentiation is one of the main reasons that uniforms are so prevalent, sports teams, the military, and some other organizations have supplemental wardrobes that have their specific purpose as well.
No matter what type, uniforms give people a sense of unity and help promote pride in being a part of a larger organization. Loyalty in a group also increases, and a feeling of team boosts the morale among everyone involved. Members also feel more confident and enthusiastic because they belong to a group that has the same interests and goals.
In the broader view, this cohesiveness also creates brand recognition and consumer trust within the community.
In martial arts, wearing a uniform is a typical protocol, and each style has unique traditional attire that represents it. These uniforms are worn in class for training, at formal events such as testings, tournaments, and at demonstrations.
When one sees a person wearing a traditional martial arts uniform, one recognizes that the person in such attire is a practitioner of some form of martial arts. There is a sense of unity shared by members of an individual style. Further, a martial artist also feels a sense of belonging to the martial arts world as a whole.
While tradition is vital regarding martial arts uniforms, it is sometimes a challenge to keep them looking their best when they are worn daily in class.
For this reason, SKILLZ martial arts schools offer a supplemental uniform. This pants and t-shirt combination is comfortable as well as functional. This level of functionality is especially crucial since SKILLZ drills consist of physical training that involves floor exercises and martial arts movements.
Having a daily training outfit also provides students and parents the flexibility of having options for training. Much like the military has dress and utility options, students wear this training-type uniform in class daily. By wearing this comfortable uniform, the students can keep their formal, traditional attire in tip-top condition for official events.
Even better is that the t-shirt for this class uniform is specific to each age group, so it creates unity among them. Since the shirts display the SKILLZ ninja, all students in the world-wide SKILLZ organization can recognize one another and feel more connected to “something bigger.”
Uniforms are a great way to create a union among people in an organization and create a consistent appearance. When traditional martial arts uniforms are thought of as a “dress uniform” and reserved for special events, it creates a higher sense of appreciation for it. Utilizing a training uniform or “fatigues,” for the day-to-day training exercises is a more practical approach, especially in children’s martial arts classes.
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Author: Jennifer Salama of Skillz Worldwide.
Jennifer is a 4th-degree black belt and has been training in martial arts since 2001. She has a Masters Degree in Child Psychology and has embraced the SKILLZ curriculum because of its focus on child development and using martial arts as a vehicle to develop the child as a whole.