Children are often attracted to the art of karate because of what they have seen in movies like “Kung Fu Panda” or the “Karate Kid.” The high flying kicks and punches they see onscreen excite them. Parents are often apprehensive about enrolling their kids in a sport that, on the surface, seems to be all about kicking and punching people. However, karate contains an inherent code of conduct that offers many benefits to a young child, not the least of which is a greater sense of self-discipline.
Of all the various martial arts programs that are available to kids, karate is among the best. Motor skills take time to develop, and karate, with its broad, sweeping blocks and kicks, is easier to master for young children than other martial arts. Parents will appreciate the enhanced sense of self-discipline that goes hand in hand with the physical aspects of karate training.