Just like an elementary school, karate schools draw students from the local community. And just like elementary school kids, karate students give back. Bake sales, outdoor events, fundraisers, these are the staples of how teachers, students and families connect with their community on a broader scale.
A karate student’s leadership skills, their attention and kindness and respect in everything they do at school and home, make a big impression.
Parents attest to this all the time, speaking with enthusiasm to what their kids are learning, how they’re developing strength and confidence on the journey to black belt. This journey culminates in an official leadership project that in the past has ranged from cleaning up litter from parks and natural areas to raising money for local causes to forming a 501(c)3 organization that provides scholarships for women’s health and self-defense.
Karate strengthens community, and compliments what kids are learning at home and school. If you’re curious about the black belt journey, click here to get started.