Practicing martial arts is a very popular sport. With its roots in the Japanese history, techniques used in karate evolved through different stages of the cultural exchange that spread from the the Ryukyu Islands to the entire world.
Contemporary trends in martial arts training toy with the idea of preschool karate training. Indeed, it is beneficial to preschooler’s all-round development and it can be realized only by dismounting popular myths.
Development of various cells and tissues kicks in after the age of four and by that time, a child has successfully cleared the stage of the basic motor and communication development. Advancing to the next stage depends on the environment surrounding the kid. Ideally, a preschooler needs moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.
Effects of sustained physical activity
There is a co-relation between the working of the mind and the body. Reaching smaller goals in everyday physical training sessions cannot be achieved in absence of focus, motivation and determination, all of which is attributed to the mind.
A sustained physical activity adds tremendous value to an individual’s experience. They will learn to develop patience in life, allowing the mind and body to work together. Development of either one will simultaneously develop the other as well
Empty hands combat
Parents need not worry about risking their children by putting them in karate training sessions. Literal translation of the word karate means ‘way of empty hands’ and very much means a Zen-like philosophical conquest.
Karate is basically divided into Kata and Kumite. Kata is like an emulation where a trainee will practice techniques by the use of mental projections. Kumite is where he will exhibit his skills in a live fight.