Why You Should Start Training Karate From An Early Age
Updated: Sep 22
Karate is practiced by people of all ages, all over the world. At the American Karate Institute, we’ve seen the benefits of practicing karate across all different ages. Whether you’re 6, 36, or 56, trying karate for the first time can bring all kinds of benefits to your life.
If you’re thinking about enrolling your child into our karate program, here are a few of the benefits:
1. Listening Skills
In a group karate class, kids must be focused on the task at hand. They learn to pay attention and listen to their instructor.
2. Balance and Coordination
Kids will vary in the development of balance and coordination. However, karate will encourage your child to learn and improve at their own pace.
3. Social Skills
One of the basic expectations in one of our karate classes is to show respect for your instructor and your fellow students. Kids learn to practice karate together, and how to show kindness to others.
4. Goal Setting
Once a child begins to practice karate, they have the opportunity to continuously improve and achieve benchmark goals. Kids can work their way through the karate belt system, with a different belt color and a tip system at each level to visually represent how much they have improved.
5. Physical Activity
Karate creates a structured outlet for excess energy. Kids learn how to move, kick, and punch in a safe environment. Practicing karate can be a fun way to introduce kids to the idea of an active, healthy lifestyle in a fun way, as well.
You might be wondering what age is appropriate to start your child in karate and learn other forms of martial arts? AKI offers kids’ programs starting as early as five years old. Ultimately, it will be up to your child to decide if not only do they feel ready, but also figure out if it’s something they enjoy. Contact us to learn how to get your child started.
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At the American Karate Institute, we teach a way of life. Our Miami martial arts school and MMA Classes has developed a well thought out curriculum that teaches more than just the art of self-defense. We delve deep into our students’ technique, skill set, intelligence, intuition and overall physical fitness. Contact us today if you’re interested in mixed martial arts and self-defense classes and schedule your free-trial class!