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Karate for Kids

Karate for Kids. Why didn't I think of that. Karate for Kids has a ring to it. The words karate and kids feel right together. In fact it is even fun to say karate for kids. Karate is cool. And, kids like to do cool things. So why shouldn't kids do karate. I can't think of any reason why not. Instead the opposite is true. More kids, your kid should be doing karate. As a soon to be third degree black belt I want to break down some of the more common misconceptions about karate held by parents.

First, karate creates bullies. This is just untrue. Karate does not make children more aggressive, more violent, mean and uncaring. Martial arts training instills empathy and compassion and a sense of what is right and wrong in how we treat others. Martial arts training by children imbues them with an old fashion moral compass.