Why is Karate good for kids?
The well-rounded teachings of Karate can positively affect kids by enhancing their life-skills and placing emphasis on their values and attitudes. Karate employs techniques that build strength, endurance, flexibility, posture, balance and coordination. While the physical benefits of Karate are undeniable, this popular sport has many non-physical benefits on children as well.
Karate Enhances Self-Esteem in Children
Karate is an excellent confidence booster for children as it eliminates the need for them to compete and compare themselves to their peers. Instead, Karate encourages kids to draw on their own strengths and strive for their personal best. A confident child feels more valuable and has the ability to face life’s challenges head on. Self-assured children are more resilient to peer pressure and bullying.
Karate Improves Kids’ Focus and Self-Discipline
The mental focus that’s required to execute Karate moves can spill over into a child’s everyday life eventually improving listening abilities and school performance. The practice of Karate can also improve the concentration of kids who suffer from attention disorders. Self-discipline is a very strong core value which Karate builds upon day after day. It is a very important tool which will help mould children into responsible adults.
The Malta Karate Federation strives to provide the best training opportunities for athletes, thus preparing them to perform to their best abilities. We pride ourselves of the numerous gold medals obtained abroad. The Malta Karate Federation is directly affiliated to The World Karate Federation and therefore grades obtained locally are recognized throughout the world. We have 8 clubs around Malta offering lessons by Qualified Karate Instructors. Our locations are Birgu, B’Kara, Mgarr, Pembroke, Qormi, Rabat, San Gwann and Zebbug. For more information kindly call 99844283 or email [email protected]