Karate for kids is an investment in their future. Karate is much more than a physical activity. Karate is about character development, overcoming adversity and building confidence and self-esteem. A well-rounded karate kids program should have a balance of fun, age-appropriate activities. Karate training at an early age will lay a foundation of life skills.
While there are countless benefits of karate for kids, here are four that will have a lasting, broad impact.
Confidence & Self-Esteem
Believing in one’s self is the foundation for achievement. Karate gives children a structured environment to step out of their comfort zone and try new things. With the proper encouragement and the reward of success, children quickly learn that with hard work and perseverance they can achieve their goals.
Healthy, Active Lifestyle
Lifelong habits are best when developed at an early age. Karate for kids is physically challenging. Karate classes end with a group of sweaty kids! Physical challenges are fun and engaging. Karate for kids makes fitness an integral part of a child’s lifestyle.
Ability to Overcome Adversity
Overcoming adversity brings with it the ability to cope with challenges and engage in problem solving in order to achieve success. Learning to deal with challenges in a controlled environment with a defined path and guidance to success instills perseverance and confidence.
Social Skills & Leadership
The social skills instilled through karate for kids is a large part of character development. Leadership starts with the simple things – a firm handshake while looking someone in the eye and progresses into leading by example through hard work and dedication.
The Karate Kids program at TMAFitness in Overland Park, KS has been serving the community for well over a decade. To learn more and enroll in an introductory program click here.