Karate is a great way for kids to achieve fitness, focus, self-discipline, self-control and positive socialization skills. Some parents believe it can promote violence, but many experts agree that’s a myth. In reality, kids who practice martial arts become more assertive, less aggressive, and more successful individuals. Practicing karate at a young age will enable the student to gain a sound knowledge of his/her body and develop a way to channel their energy into something safe and positive.