Whether your child is a hyperactive child or a reluctant student, karate classes can help them focus, develop self-respect, and learn how to be calm. The disciplined routines of a karate class will encourage kids to listen carefully and focus throughout the session. Children who attend karate classes regularly will also develop concentration and tolerance for pain.
In the beginning, karate teaches kids about respect and self-discipline, as well as self-defence. As they progress through their training, they will be able to use more complex ideas, like not biting, and remaining calm for a long time.
Kids can start learning karate at an early age, but most instructors recommend starting at about six or seven years old. This is the age at which a kid’s physiology is ready for training. It also allows for gradual increases in intensity. Moreover, karate is a global sport, which means that anyone can take up karate. Older students can also practice physical fitness and develop a habit of training.
As kids reach their teen years, karate training becomes more of a Samurai style. Samurai believed that to be good at one thing, you had to be good at many things. By contrast, most popular styles of karate are hyper-focused on one area of training and neglect the other. This can be dangerous if your child is ever faced with a real-life fight.