Karate for kids offers the kind of benefits that can change a child's life. A good children's martial arts school teaches self-discipline, motivation, and respect as well as other traits that can help a kid grow into a successful adult. Of course, the kids also want to have fun and enjoy time with their peers. At Shotokan Karate Dojo, we offer a variety of programs so parents can choose options that meet the needs of their children. Here are ten reasons martial arts benefits kids. Each one is a good argument for enrolling young students. -Fostering self-discipline -Boosting socialization skills -Encouraging physical activity -Learning to set and achieve goals -Increased self-esteem -Instilling a sense of respect -Encouraging non-violent conflict resolution -Improving listening skills -Developing teamwork skills -Improvement in other areas of life Our children's program helps to improve kids focus and listening skills, self-esteem, and gross motor skills. Students learn self-discipline in a fun, structured program that helps build self-control, balance, fitness and flexibility.