Yes, it’s true—we kick & punch things. Does this make our sport violent? Are we encouraging violent behavior in children?
Our industry sometimes encounters resistance from parents who want the best for their child, but assume that enrolling their child in a Martial Arts class would make their child think, and/or act more violently than other children.
Contrary to popular belief, Martial Arts is not, in fact, a violent activity in practice. Nearly every Dojo in our industry would argue that any child, man, or women can benefit from training in a Martial Arts program.