As a parent you have a massive obligation to your children.
It is more than just a duty of care, you want your children to be the best that they can be. You want them to achieve and be a success in life.
Traditional Karate has certain “rules of conduct” that are not just expected but are obligatory. Courtesy, respect, self control and discipline are all part of everyday training. Primarily this is for safety reasons, but these are all useful traits to develop for children and adults alike.
For many children passing their first grading examination is the first time they have achieved something significant entirely due to their own efforts. And once they have learned that they can succeed in Karate if they follow the rules and work hard, it is a small step to transfer those skills to other areas.
It is not uncommon for children’s school work to improve after they have been training for a while. Psychologists knew in the 1960s that Karate practice can inspire an interest in learning generally, and they found that a higher percentage of Karate players went to University than in other sports.