We can’t say for sure how it happened, but there are several misconceptions about kids karate. Perhaps it goes back to the early days of Power Rangers, when kids, souped-up on 90s sugary snacks and e numbers, were spin kicking on the playground. But we’re here to set the record straight.
When taught at a responsible kids karate school, karate has several very big advantages for its practitioners. At Ageless Martial Arts Las Vegas, we have testimonials from parents telling us that they’ve witnessed tremendous improvements in their kids since starting at our school.
Without further ado, let’s get debunking.
Myth #1 It’s not for kids with behavioral problems
The idea behind this myth is that kids with behavioral problems do not have the control necessary to practice karate safely. We disagree. In fact, we encourage parents with children with behavioral problems to sign their kids up.
Karate is an opportunity for kids to channel their energy constructively. They also learn key values of control and respect, which we teach our children to apply in their lives beyond the dojo.
Myth #2 It encourages combative behaviors
For many of the same reasons we mentioned in Myth #1, karate does not encourage combative behaviors.
Any responsible karate school worth its salt takes extra care to instill in their students the wider principles of karate. In our classes, we require all students to show respect and responsibility with their newfound knowledge and skills. They are taught that the only circumstances in which they can apply karate outside of our classes are when they need to protect themselves and others around them who are under direct threat.