The Benefits of Children Learning Chito-ryu Karate

Self-Discipline - Chito-ryu karate will help teach children self-discipline.  Sometimes children can become accustomed to getting what they want when they want it.  Chito-ryu karate teaches restraint and patience.

Get Active - It gets kids away from their screens and off the sofa and encourages them to be more physically active at the same time as having fun. Learning Chito-ryu karate is a full body workout that includes the mind as well!

Setting Goals - Whether it's working towards perfecting a technique, attending a tournament or being evaluated for a new rank, Chito-ryu karate will teach children the ability to set goals, work toward those goals and help them to deal with the outcomes which will be beneficial for a lifetime.

Respect - Chito-ryu karate teaches kids to respect their instructors and each other as they learn the art.

Listening - Children learn how to listen and follow instructions in a one-to-one and group setting.  Listening is the key to learning and achievement in Chito-ryu karate.

Increases self-esteem and confidence - When a child masters a new skill or technique it will boost their confidence and gives them a sense of achievement. In addition, progressing up through ranks in Chito-ryu karate is a recognition and reward that builds confidence and demonstrates that hard work pays off.

Teamwork - During some classes, children will be asked to work together in pairs or small groups.  This not only teaches them to respect other children but helps them learn to work together to achieve their mutual goal.

Conflict Resolution - A common misconception of martial arts is that they promote violent behavior but in fact it is quite the opposite. Chito-ryu karate teaches children peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasizes that physical altercations are to be avoided.  The best way out of a bad situation is having the awareness and confidence to not be there in the first place.

Reference: The Benefits of Children Learning Martial Arts