A common parental worry is that martial arts training will encourage violence or aggression in their child. With rear exception, the opposite will prove to be true. Children discover an inner confidence and strength, which enables them to move beyond the need to prove themselves physically. They frequently find they have the courage to walk away from an explosive situation. They also develop higher tolerance.
Remember, physical aggression is channeled positively in class and tempered with strict discipline and control. What surprises many parents is how the discipline, control and increased concentration carries over from karate into every day-life. You may find your child more organized in school, more respectful to others, and more goals oriented.