If you have practiced or thought about martial arts as a child, surely one of the objections that existed at the time was that children had to train alongside the adult classes in the corner of the room. Overtime and the evolution of the martial arts system, we have concluded that adults and children practice martial arts for different reasons. Adults learn martial arts to defend themselves and to develop physical fitness, meanwhile, children want to have fun and develop their superhero abilities.
But perhaps you might relate to this fact: more than 80% of parents that seek to enroll their children in martial arts, primarily want their children to develop discipline first.
Parents recognize that a child has a large part of their character formed in early childhood, that is, up to 7 years of age. A future adult is forming in this exact age group, so working, reinforcing, and practicing discipline combined with traditional values such as respect and perseverance, will positively influence and help in the formation of an independent and confident human being.