Why Karate training for yourself or your child is fun and rewarding
According to studies, around 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because they claimed “it’s just not fun anymore.”
Kids and Karate
Kids will find that one of the best things about karate is that everyone gets an opportunity to participate and develop their skills. No one is forced to sit on the sidelines or make tryouts in hopes to secure a place on the team. Another great thing is, it is a surprisingly easy activity to get involved in. Last but not least, Karate doesn’t require much in terms of equipment beyond the gi or traditional uniform.
Adults have a hard time staying disciplined to keep up with a training regimen, due to the fact that after times, it’s just not fun enough or engaging enough to keep them interested.
Adults and Karate
Adults will find that Karate is great for building strength without weights. This means that you decrease the risk of injury. It also uses principles of isometrics and plyometrics to increase natural strength and power. Along with the physical aspect of karate, the mind is engaged through many of the different drills and exercises that are practiced in the dojo. With all of that, Karate is just plain fun, and the social environment is based on everyone helping each other get better through the practice of Karate!
Earning a black belt builds character skills
With karate, unlike many other activities and sports, you are constantly learning new techniques. Mastering the skills needed for your next belt promotion means gaining confidence and self-discipline, which are important lifelong skills. It also keeps karate practices from becoming boring or predictable.
Advancing from belt to belt, or even earning a new stripe for a belt, is highly motivating and encourages kids and adults to set and achieve their long-term goals. Earning a black belt can take anywhere between three to seven years. More importantly, holding a black belt is an achievement that a child or adult will likely treasure and be proud of for many years to come.
Karate can be a individual or family affair
Kids as young as three years old or adults at any age, can practice right alongside with siblings, parents, and spouses. The benefit of family or couple training together creates many years of great memories and strengthens the bond of the family. Plus, it allows parents and spouses the opportunity to master new skills and improve their own fitness instead of sitting on the sidelines.
The long term health benefits of a proper karate program is immeasurable. But don’t take my word for it. Schedule a 30 minute tour of the dojo and find out for yourself why Karate is fun and rewarding!
Have fun and live a rewarding life,