A 1985 study found that children in karate have an increased confidence, sense of responsibility, a decrease in the willingness to take foolish risks, and a higher sense of self-esteem. This is why millions of parents are using karate to supplement their children’s education. Kids also make friends and have a lot of fun in our dojo.
A reward system improves children’s self-esteem
The belt system is the key to building esteem. When kids earn their belts it gives them a great sense of accomplishment that really improves the way they feel about themselves.
Our program teaches children discipline.
We have a trained staff of patient instructors who love to work with children, but are also very clear about limits. We enforce good rules of behavior in class, and we expect the same good behavior at home and in school.
Our activities channel children’s aggression
Many doctors have recommended our school because of the positive outlet it gives the kids for all their energy.
Tournaments are great experience for students where they learn to perform at their best in a stressful situation and compare their skills with others. We encourage our students to compete but do not require it.
Tournament competitions can be in kata or kumite (sparing).
KATA is sequence of karate movements (punches, kicks, blocks) established by founders of different karate styles. Throughout the time kata has improved by small changes by practitioners around the world.
KUMITE is sparing competition between two competitors of same gender where competitors are trying to score points with controlled punches and kicks. Points and penalties are established by World Karate Federation (WKF) criteria.