Life Lessons Kids Learn from Martial Arts

Whether karate or tae kwon do, judo or kickboxing, martial arts offers young students a chance to flex their muscles both physically and mentally. True, kids love the jumping, rolling, kicking and yelling that come along with these popular classes, but they also learn life lessons that last long after their uniforms and belts are outgrown.

"Martial arts can be a great tool for building character in children," says Dr. Nick Chamberlain, founder of the Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense . A 10th-degree Black Belt himself, Chamberlain's Dallas dojos host karate classes for kids which emphasize character-building in addition to self-defense.

Read on as Dr. Chamberlain lists six important life lessons that kids can learn from martial arts.

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Lisa Petty is a Senior Online Editor for ACTIVE.com. Her journey in journalism has spanned print, online and broadcast mediums. Here at ACTIVEkids, Lisa specializes in curating content for today’s on-the-go families, from healthy recipes to fun workouts to advice that makes life a little easier. Follow Lisa on Facebook and Instagram.
Lisa Petty is a Senior Online Editor for ACTIVE.com. Her journey in journalism has spanned print, online and broadcast mediums. Here at ACTIVEkids, Lisa specializes in curating content for today’s on-the-go families, from healthy recipes to fun workouts to advice that makes life a little easier. Follow Lisa on Facebook and Instagram.

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