As parents we are often concerned about the way our kids are spending their spare time. Too much time either in front of the television watching sports or cartoons which are becoming ever increasingly more violent or playing video games in which blood and violence are glorified seems to be more and more common these days.
Many people look at the martial arts and consider them to be another of the contributing factors to the violence displayed in these games and shows. After all aren’t they all about flying kicks, punches and throws? If I enrol my child in a martial arts program, is that going to encourage them to engage in this violent behaviour?
The truth is that most martial arts programs are designed to discourage violent behaviour while at the same time supplying an outlet for aggression.
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