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Should I advance my son..in karate

I am currently paying $100 a month for 3-45minute classes for karate. And my son loves it already has his orange belt and is 3 years old!
They school wants to advance him into a higher program where he will learn how to use weapons and sparring and more advanced kicks and forms ad what not. Its only $25 more a month and he gets to go to 4-45 minute classes as well as having one on one training as he needs it. And in this program he can go to the Nationals and compete for trophies and whatnot.... But nationals and cost more money for registration and hotel and food.. oh and i have to spend like $100 in more gear for the sparring if he is going to fight....


So keep him where he is because he loves it and is little and wont care

Or

Advance him and let him do the competitions

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Brittyt4you_

Asked by Brittyt4you_ at 8:31 PM on Jul. 31, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (10)
  • Advance! if money is not an issue
    VoteForThiago

    Answer by VoteForThiago at 8:34 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Well its more like, is he too young to be have so much expected from him..
    and lastly if it is worth the money
    Brittyt4you_

    Comment by Brittyt4you_ (original poster) at 8:36 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Keep him where he is ... there's plenty of time to advance, no need to rush. Also there's an emotional maturity that should be present before a child participates in weapons and sparring programs.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 8:37 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • The weapons are plastic and foam padded
    Brittyt4you_

    Comment by Brittyt4you_ (original poster) at 8:38 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Keep him where he is until he gets a little older. Three is so young. Our son was in karate, was older than 3, and he progressed slower than you are describing but was very content and happy . GL
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 8:41 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Yes, I'm aware that the weapons are not real. The issue isn't if they are real or not, the issue is emotional maturity.

    Teaching "fighting" activities requires the ability for the student to handle it responsibly. It requires that the student have a certain level of understanding. It requires the ability to discern when those activities are appropriate and when they are not. These activities place a lot of responsibility on the child.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 8:43 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Yes, he's too little to have so much expected from him. He is too young to fully comprehend the activities. And if he does everything now, what will he do when he's older.
    missingruth

    Answer by missingruth at 8:49 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Yeah, the weapons are foam padded. My son is a blackbelt. He's also 17 and understands the responsibility that comes with being taught that particular skill set.
    justnancyb

    Answer by justnancyb at 8:52 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • its worth it and i say go for it dd is just like your ds she loves it and it is very worth it
    Prayingforbaby1

    Answer by Prayingforbaby1 at 2:53 AM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • If he loves it, then do it.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 9:47 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

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