Karate for Children

Karate is the ideal activity for children and young adults for their physical and mental development.

Physical Development

Most children1 1"Growing evidence indicates that the health of Canadian children has deteriorated in the past few decades. Childhood obesity has risen sharply-a quarter of children and youth are now overweight or obese-and physical fitness has declined. [...] Revised guidelines in several countries including Canada recommend that for health benefits, children and adolescents aged 5 to 17 years should accumulate 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day." Quotation taken from the article: Physical activity of Canadian children and youth: Accelerometer results from the 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey by Rachel C. Colley, Didier Garriguet, Ian Janssen, Cora L. Craig, Janine Clarke and Mark S. Tremblay, Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 82-003-XPE, Health Reports, Vol. 22, no. 1, March 2011.

For more information, please consult Statistics Canada's website at the following url: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2011001/article/11553-eng.htm
in Canada do not exercise enough and are at high risk for heart and stroke problems in their adult life. In practicing Karate children develop a physical workout routine that increases their chance to keep fit and be healthy.

Through karate children improve their:

  • Cardiovascular condition
  • Muscles strength and tone
  • Coordination
  • Flexibility

Mental Development

With karate training children learn how to:

  • Develop self-discipline and awareness
  • Improve self-respect
  • Increase their concentration level