When parents join their children in karate class, they both benefit in several ways. The active routine provides “quality time” that they don’t get at home or in sports where one party is just a spectator. Children often see their parents in a new light. They are more open to discussions about values and virtues….
Martial arts have been shown to provide mental and physical health benefits like weight loss, muscle gain, stress relief, and self-confidence. Karate training also reduces depression, improves circulation, and improves overall health of the body. Now more than ever, lots of parents, kids, and siblings are training together. This builds family unity and gives everyone…
Speaking the language of martial arts leadership in class – with terms like courtesy, integrity, and loyalty –gives parents many chances to teach children their own values too. For example, the use of mannerly terms like “yes sir,” “no ma’am,” “please,” and “thank you” inside and outside the classroom quickly turns courtesy into a positive,…