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.

Children are often attracted to the art of karate because of what they have seen in movies like “Kung Fu Panda” or the “Karate Kid.” The high flying kicks and punches they see onscreen excite them. Parents are often apprehensive about enrolling their kids in a sport that, on the surface, seems to be all […]