The recent developments in neuroscience have shown that movement may hold a key piece in developing key cognitive functions for both children and adults. This symposium will talk about key research projects based upon how martial art type activities can have greater effects than regular exercise alone. From improved social skills and conflict resolution to learning about the worlds cultures and improved resilience. Children who train martial arts show better aptitude in behavior inhibitions, discipline and with many arts an improved creativity and ability to problem solve. This symposium has presentations regarding teacher preparation, research on children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and tips on how to find a good school to send your child to.