The number one reason parents sign their children up for karate lessons is to build confidence. We agree that confidence is probably the #1 benefit of practicing martial arts for kids and we absolutely agree that martial arts is the best activity you can put a child in to accomplish this. But, how exactly does it work? How does karate boost a child’s confidence, making them better able to handle peer pressure and bullying?
The instructors are positive, supportive and understand that every child has different needs and a different starting point. Our instructors are trained to praise effort and progress on an individual level, and to make corrections in a positive way.
Martial Arts lend itself to boosting confidence because progress and achievement is more individual than it is in team sports. The progress and achievements your child makes will be theirs and theirs alone. It isn’t tied to the success or failure of a team, and absolutely NOBODY sits the bench in martial arts. 100% participate 100% of the time.
The belt rank structure in karate is great. It provides tangible, visible goals for children (and adults) to see their progress and be recognized for their hard work.
Feeling like you can protect yourself is empowering. It takes away having to be afraid of bullies and teaches you to stand up for yourself.
We actually teach the importance of positive thinking and how critical it is to believe in yourself through our unique Message of the Week system, backed up by our Black Belt Excellence Worksheets.
Yes, karate absolutely builds confidence, and now you know how it does that!