Karate for children
Karate for Children
KARATE FOR CHILDREN
Karate for children should not be about self-defence and hard training. The primary benefit to them is their increased awareness, both of their bodies and their surroundings. Karate training will improve awareness of their physical capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses, and will improve on all of these. This in turn will lead to a greater awareness of their surroundings, while also keeping the child entertained.
Children will come to enjoy and revel in the flexibility, strength, stamina, coordination, and speed that they will develop through regular training in Kyokushin karate, and it will benefit them in most other sports in which they may choose to participate.
Additional benefits include respect, both for themselves and others, better health, team spirit, and a culture of participating in a physical activity that can be practiced for a lifetime.
Kyokushin karate encourages and develops an attitude of perseverance and determination. These personal attributes developed through karate training can also be used in their personal lives, helping them through many situations that require it.
Children's classes normally only last one hour, though as they get older, they may choose to partcipate in an extra hour in the adult class until they fully graduate to the adult class. The normal age group for children is 6-11, though younger children may sometimes be capable of maintaining focus long enough.