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The Benefits of Karate for Pre-School Children

The Benefits of Karate for Pre-School Children

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KarateBuilt Martial Arts is passionate about providing quality martial arts training for people of all ages, including preschoolers. While some may think that martial arts is only suitable for older children or adults, karate offers numerous benefits specifically tailored to the developmental needs of preschoolers. In this blog post, we will explore how karate can positively impact the lives of preschool children and contribute to their overall growth and development.

Why is Karate So Good for Young Kids?

Physical Development

Engaging in martial arts at a young age can significantly contribute to a child’s physical development. Through age-appropriate movements, exercises, and techniques, preschool children can improve their coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility. Karate movements help develop gross and fine motor skills, enhance body awareness, and improve overall physical fitness. This gives a solid foundation for a healthy and active lifestyle.

Focus and Concentration

Martial arts training emphasizes the importance of focus and concentration. Preschool children learn to follow instructions, pay attention to details, and concentrate on specific tasks. The structured nature of karate classes, combined with the guidance of experienced instructors, helps preschoolers develop their ability to listen, observe, and stay engaged, which can translate into improved concentration in other areas of life, such as school and daily activities.

Discipline and Self-Control

Karate instills discipline and self-control in preschool children. Through learning and practicing various karate techniques, children develop self-discipline, patience, and the ability to follow rules and instructions. They learn to control their body movements and emotions, fostering self-regulation and positive behavior. These skills lay the foundation for self-discipline in other aspects of life, promoting healthy habits and responsible decision-making.

Confidence and Self-Esteem

Participating in martial arts classes can greatly boost a preschool child’s confidence and self-esteem. As they learn and master new techniques, set and achieve goals, and receive positive reinforcement from instructors and peers, children develop a sense of accomplishment and belief in their abilities. The supportive and encouraging environment of karate classes promotes self-confidence and helps pre-schoolers build a positive self-image.

Social Skills and Respect

Karate provides an excellent platform for preschool children to develop essential social skills and learn the value of respect for themselves and others. In a structured group setting, children interact with instructors and fellow classmates, learning to take turns, cooperate, and work as a team. They develop communication skills, empathy, and an understanding of boundaries and personal space. Additionally, karate’s emphasis on respect for instructors, peers, and the martial arts itself fosters a culture of mutual respect and positive relationships.


KarateBuilt Martial Arts recognizes the unique benefits that karate offers to pre-school children. From physical development and improved focus to discipline, confidence, and social skills, karate can have a profound impact on the growth and well-being of preschoolers. Through expert guidance and age-appropriate training, preschool children can embark on a rewarding journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and a lifelong love for martial arts. Consider enrolling your pre-schooler in karate classes and witness the positive transformation it brings to their lives.



Senior Master Laura Sanborn and KarateBuilt Martial Arts have been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW!

KarateBuilt L.L.C. was founded in 1995 by Dr. Greg Moody, an 8th degree Black Belt and Chief Master Instructor, KarateBuilt Martial Arts and Karate for Kids offers lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

KarateBuilt Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape), or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week at 866-311-1032 for one of our nationwide locations. You can also visit our website at

About Dr. Greg Moody:  Dr. Moody is an eighth-degree black belt and chief master instructor.  He has a Ph.D. in Special Education from Arizona State University (along with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – he actually is a rocket scientist). He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years and has owned eight martial arts schools in Arizona and California. Chief Master Moody is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world. See more at

Dr. Moody is also a licensed psychotherapist and maintains a practice at Integrated Mental Health Associates ( where he specializes in couples therapy and mens issues.

The KarateBuilt Martial Arts Headquarters at KarateBuilt LLC is in Cave Creek, Arizona at 29850 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 105, Cave Creek AZ 85331. You can locate the Chief Instructor, Master Laura Sanborn there directly at ‭(480) 575-8171‬. KarateBuilt Martial Arts serves Cave Creek, Carefree, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley Arizona as well and Grand Rapids, MI.

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