“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”
Through practicing martial arts, children will reap the many physical and psychological benefits of studying that discipline. Martial arts were originally developed for self-defense, but today, many children practice martial arts to build physical and mental strength.
Karate, the combination of two words: “kara”, meaning empty, and “te”, meaning hand, is a Japanese martial art that in its physical aspects seeks the development of defensive and counterattacking body movements. Sometimes the word “do”, meaning the way or path is added to the Karate to imply that karate goes beyond self-defense and by embracing its mental techniques, it could become a total way of excelling in life.
Taekwondo is a Korean traditional martial arts and is considered one of the most systematic and scientific disciplines that teaches far more than physical fighting skills. Taekwondo teaches the unity of body, mind, and life. The principles of physical movements and mind training in Taekwondo help you develop peace of mind and extend it to your life and society. Tae kwon do has become a global sport and stands among the official games in the Olympics.
Wrestling is a sport practiced in various styles by two competitors. Wrestling is probably the oldest sport practiced by man. Works of art from 3000 BCE depict belt wrestling in Babylonia and Egypt, and the Sumerian Gilgamesh epic has a description of such wrestling. Modern wrestling is dominated by two wrestling styles: Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling. The main difference between these two styles of wrestling is that Greco-Roman forbids any holds below the waist, but freestyle wrestling allows you to use your legs as both defensive and offensive weapons.
Wrestling builds character, teaches kids how to overcome obstacles, handle their emotions and that success has to be earned through hard work and determination. Wrestling has been included in every Olympic program since 1896.