If you’re wondering whether to enroll your daughter in our kids karate classes, wonder no more. There are so many important reasons why martial arts are great for girls.
- Boys and girls train together
Unlike most sports, karate classes aren’t segregated. Boys and girls are trained together, meaning that girls don’t feel short-changed or that they’re getting a “lighter form” of training. Kids are put through their paces together.
- Equal respect
At Ageless Martial Arts Las Vegas, all of our students are taught to respect each other regardless of gender, size, race, or age. Regardless of your attitudes at home, unfortunately, in many instances, kids start to stereotype from a very young age on the playground. But not on our turf!
In our karate classes, kids aren’t just told to respect one another, the girls in our classes regularly demonstrate just how great they are!
In our society, it’s particularly important for girls to know what it is to be respected, and to expect nothing less.
- Equal ferocity
No more “little girls must be quiet and demure”. The forms in karate are all power poses, and girls are encouraged to transmit their energy by loud and proudly roaring “Kiai!”
We teach girls that their voices and bodies are powerful. Just as powerful as their male peers. Regularly practiced, your daughter will develop an identity as a strong individual with autonomy and a right to be heard.
We teach girls that if the situation calls for it, they can fend for themselves physically. If they are ever in the traumatic situation of having to get out of someone’s grip, they’ll have practical techniques to help them escape.
What’s more, karate encourages action in high-adrenaline situations. Instead of freezing up, we teach our students to think quickly and react appropriately to the situation they’re in.
- Have presence in a male-dominated space
It’s a travesty that the martial arts are still male-dominated, but sadly, so are many boardrooms. As a result, karate classes are a great way for your daughter to learn that their presence and their voices are equally important, even if she is one of the only females in the room.
At Ageless Martial Arts, Las Vegas, our kids classes are open to all kids aged 4 and up. Enroll your kid now and watch her confidence and self-worth flourish.
Check this video out how this confident girl taught a little boy karate below,