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4 Sneaky Benefits of Kids Karate Class You May Not Know About

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It’s pretty hard to pick just 4 benefits of kids karate class – it’s been practiced for thousands of years. But off the top of our heads, the best 4 benefits are healthy stress management, discipline and perseverance, better grades, and bullyproof-ness. Pretty cool right? Check them out below.

1. Stress Less

Kids karate class in Brisbane

From juggling unprecedented issues like cyberbullying and social media pressures to making friends in a socially distanced world, kids nowadays are really struggling to manage their stress. Stress is a part of life, so it’s worth teaching your child early on how to cope with and manage the stresses of day-to-day life- in a healthy way. That’s where martial arts come in! One of the benefits of martial arts for kids is that they can exert their physical and mental energy in a safe environment.

Our instructors are super sneaky (like ninjas!) in how they teach important life skills that help your little one succeed outside of the dojo, including stress management. They’ve dedicated their careers to teaching Kids karate class because they’re so passionate about it, and they pass along their own sense of discipline and perseverance to your little one with every class they attend! This leads us to.

2. Discipline and Perseverance

Kids karate class in Brisbane

It’s so important for kids to learn not only stress management but also discipline and perseverance. Every person, including your little one, is faced with tough decisions and mountains they need strength to overcome, and kids are no exception! Whether it’s a math test they’re studying for or an audition for a lead role they want to knock out of the park, over the course of their childhood, your little one will need discipline and perseverance to see it through!

kids karate program is so fun, trust us! But it’s not a walk in the park- and that’s intentional. There will be days when your child doesn’t want to come to class, just like there will be days when they won’t want to go to school – they’ll say they just don’t “feel like” doing either of them. But our world-class instructors teach them how to stay strong and do the right thing in order to keep up their healthy habits.

If a student is struggling to break a board, maybe they’re crying or feel like they can’t do it- we’re not giving up on them. All of us, instructors and classmates included, are going to rally around that student and cheer them on. Because they can do it, and when they do, they’ll have a gigantic smile on their face – trust us!

3. Improved Grades

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This one always puts a smile on parents’ faces! One of the best benefits of martial arts for kids is that it helps improve your child’s grades. How? Well, as we mentioned, they learn how to stick with their goals, which helps them stick it out when doing their homework or during a long school day. But perhaps one of the best benefits of kids karate school is that it helps them improve their behavior.

When our students learn self-control in their bodies and in their minds, we see those skills carry over to the classroom. Instead of getting distracted by the pencil sharpener, the teacher’s instructions, and whatever their deskmate is doing. They keep their attention on their teacher and actually learn better than their peers. Pretty cool, right? And that body coordination and focus are key components of kids karate class that they’ll carry with them well into adulthood.

4. Bullyproof

kids karate programOf all the benefits of kids karate class, this one might be the most surprising. We’re really keen on building our students up to be bullyproofed, meaning they gain the confidence they need to stand up for themselves and others in a non-violent way. First, we focus on their confidence. As our young martial arts students notice themselves improving in the dojo – perfecting their punches and kicks, gaining better coordination, and learning new moves after lots of practice- they gain the confidence they’ve never had before in being able to accomplish so much!

We also instruct our students to never misuse their martial arts outside of class – instead of their fists, they learn that their voice is their weapon. We teach them how to speak confidently and with eye contact to our instructors, their peers, and the classroom bully, to stand up for themselves and others. It’s an awesome process, and we’re very proud of our Bullyproof kids!


So – did these benefits surprise you? They’re no surprise to us. We’ve seen it year after year- kids walk in the door with behavioral issues, low self-esteem, or difficulty focusing, and they walk out the door with improvement in all these areas and a huge smile on their faces. Hands down, it’s our favorite part of our jobs! Hopefully, now you see that the benefits of martial arts for kids go far beyond just self-defence martial arts is more of a mindset, or a way of life, that promotes success far beyond the mat! Check out our life-changing, transformative Kids Martial Arts classes in Brisbane at our school!


About our Karate & Taekwondo Classes

Pre-School Karate

If you are looking for toddler karate classes or martial arts for toddlers, you and your child will LOOOVVVEE our Little Ninjas Program. We teach the skills they need to be ready for learning at school and prep. They will improve their listening skills, co-ordination, focus and self control, while learning how to make friends!


Kids Karate Classes

At Focus Martial Arts, we specialise in kids martial arts classes. Instead of just karate lessons for kids or taekwondo classes for kids - we have actually taken elements of various martial arts that are effective against a bigger, stronger attacker. So they are PERFECT for kids! Its a personal development program with a self defence basis!


Teen Karate Classes

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals parents have when looking for Teen Martial Arts in Brisbane. It’s time to give your teenager a workout they will enjoy and will relieve teenage stress and build confidence.


Adult Karate Classes

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals for anyone looking for Adult Martial Arts in Woodbury. It’s time to change up your work out and get the results you’ve been looking for.


Family Karate Classes

Discover why parents love our Family Martial Arts lessons in Brisbane. "A Family that Kicks Together - Sticks Together!" What other activity or sport can you all do together, that you ALL enjoy?


Fitness Kickboxing Classes

Sick or boring fitness workout? Imagine a fun, calorie-burning, body-toning workout that you LOVE! Perfect to do with friends, or make new ones. Cardio Kickboxing is a workout like no other! our Fitness Kickboxing Classes in Brisbane is where you will see real results. Many losing 10kg+ in a few short weeks! Are you ready to for a change?


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Kids Brazilian Jiujitsu
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The ultimate tech alternative that gets kids active, engaged, stronger and safer. Motivation has never been easier!


After School Care OHSC Alternative

An after school pick up service that you can have peace of mind, knowing your kids are getting life-long benefits of building confidence, focus, resilience and mental toughness. Our kids martial arts classes, as a fun after school program are the perfect alternative to OHSC. Plus lot of school holiday activity choices in our Brisbane martial arts academies.


Kids Karate Parties

Want a stress-free kids birthday party. We have all your kids party ideas covered. From themed parties to children's party entertainers. Our kids parties are AMAZING! The perfect combo of kids party games, fun entertainment and of course the highlight "cutting the cake, with a 'real' samurai sword"! Many parents & kids say "It's the BEST Kids Party I've been to". Chat with us & find out why. 

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