Starting your child young in karate training is ideal (children as young as the age of four are usually accepted, as it is also a good way to hone fine motor skills), and lots of parents have found that in as little as a year, their children who were involved in martial arts had noticeably gained positive traits such as increased self-esteem, respect and overall physical fitness.
Martial Arts can improve one's cardiovascular fitness as well as tone the muscular system and overall power of the body. An average adult can burn over 500 calories in a 45-minute workout. Plus, Martial Arts improves flexibility, range of motion, coordination, and balance.
Martial Arts teaches self-discipline and respect for others. It teaches the artist how to focus and control such emotions as fear or anger. It is often recommended to take up a Martial Art as an effective stress management tool. After working out in a session, all the day-to-day troubles of the world seem to be forgotten. People come out refreshed, energized and ready to tackle the world. The progressive system also instills an increase in self confidence (especially children), which will have a cross over effect in other areas of life such as in other sports and general self-esteem. Other challenges in life, both physical and mental, will be met with much less anxiety.
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