The other night in class we asked a group of students to raise their hand if any of them has made at least one new friend since joining karate; every single student raised their hand!
Then, we asked how many students have met more than one new friend at karate? Most of the students raised their hand!
Then, we asked how many students actually did things outside of karate with their new friend? Several students raised their hand!
Joining karate at LKC=Making new friends.
Karate isn’t just a sport, or another activity to do; it is an endeavor that uniquely connects you to a small family who a student will always be connected to regardless of location, ability level or background.
Since karate is an individual activity, many students are happier than when doing team sports because they can work at their own pace.
The downside: Some of our students are so connected to their new friends it is hard to separate them during classes! It is a good problem to have that we are happy to see develop over and over again.