4yrs old......loves karate?

@bombshell (11265)
Germany
February 24, 2009 2:38am CST
i have my litte girl and this coming May she will be 5 yrs old.we are thinking that this summer we enroll her in a ballerina school but somehow she changed her likes.few months ago she always playing karate with me,sometimes she let me hold the pillow and she kicked it and box it. looks realy interesting since she is a girl.so if you are the parents of this kind of kid which would you prefer?karate or bellerina and why?
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@neha2k94u (408)
• India
24 Feb 09
Even I loved it when I was very small... Though I am not a parent...But my parents dint allowed me to get into... Its my heartly urge to you...Please do this for her...If she loves to... Good day!!!
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@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
ok i will thank you
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Both are very good choices both have great demands on body and mind also disaplien (sp) My grand d aughter does the smae one day she plays ballarina next day karate stands and then turns to pirate on a saffari! lol Has the dogs follow her under the table and out again thats her safarri!
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
yes both are great but maybe she can´t manage it.hehehe your grand daughter is so cool but we dont have a dog,but she let me hold the pillow and she will kick and box it
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
25 Feb 09
thanks sounds good too. arent they the darnest with imaginations!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
26 Feb 09
thnaks for BR
• United States
24 Feb 09
My husband is a martial arts instructor, but I would let her choose. If she likes one over the other let her do that. However, if you can enroll her in both she'll be better off. Ballet will allow her to become even more flexible for martial arts. Anora
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
thats also great but is it not too stress for he to do the 2 sports?.anyway thanks for the sudgestion
• United States
25 Feb 09
Most kids that want to do these things don't view them as stress, they are fun to them. Perhaps the parents may be stressed by having to work out schedules lol. Just go with the flow is all I can say lol
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
1 Mar 09
ok
• United States
24 Feb 09
Encourage her to do what she likes. If that's Karate, then so be it. If it's ballet, then so be it. There will of course be times that she might not want to go to whichever one she chooses, and in that case just keep encouraging her to do her best and to try and see it through to the end (ie, being a ballerina or a black belt). Best of luck to both of you!
• United States
24 Feb 09
I'm surprised I didn't think to mention this a second ago--you could also try doing both, if she's willing. Practing ballet can be very benefical to Karate, and vice-versa so it's a win-win, especially if she decides she likes both!
• United States
24 Feb 09
Heh. It went directly to the back page that I didn't see your response right away! Anora
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
thanks for the sudgestion but the question is can she manage this 2 sports? .when i asked herr today she realy likes karate,when ever she set she just stand up and do karate.so in that is clear what she wants.we will see if stays that way
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
24 Feb 09
[i]Hi bombshell, I will be supporting whatever she wants, if that is my kid. It is hard also to enroll her in something she is not interested! I have a friend whose daughter started in a karate class in our COuntry when she was 7 years old![/i]
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
realyßin pinas there is also karate for kid?thats sounds good.yes we will suport her what ever she likes you know she is our Princess
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• United States
24 Feb 09
[i]yea, karate, arnis and taekwondo! But, you know it's not that affordable for everyone but a lot of kids are enrolled! I understand that, she is such a cute girl and i can just imagine how cute it is to have a kick from her! hehehhehe![/i]
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
28 Feb 09
I would see what does my child likes best. Which activity is going to help him or her in growing up as a healthy individual.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
1 Mar 09
right
• China
25 Feb 09
Karate you`d better let her go her way , Because of her expression and behavior.Everyone experienced his childhood and knew what about events in the youngs` mind. so absolutely Karate.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
1 Mar 09
thank YOU
• Chile
25 Feb 09
yep, let her choose. The thing of "some games and actions are for kids and others are for girls" is really dumb and old. If you want put her in the ballerina school, but she will not be happy at all.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
1 Mar 09
both she likes
• China
25 Feb 09
both sports are very good .i prefer karate first,as it can let your kid become more flexiable for other sports,like bellet.why not let her take the ballet next summer.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
1 Mar 09
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
Hi sis! How are you today! Hope everything is fine with you. My husband is encouraging my kids to love and try karate. I am very happy because my daughter is showing some passion with Karate too.. Maybe, as parents we have to guide our children with their desire.. So, it's better to really know what they want.. we are just here to support.. :)
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
1 Mar 09
hi LYN i am fine.yes she realy likes karate and hubby said its very good to the girl for the self defense
@littleowl (7157)
25 Feb 09
Hi bombshell, if a child is interested in something then I would encourage it, it is a good thing especially for a girl to learn unarmed combat at least when she is older she will be able to protect herself, my only wariness of it is that if she is prone to being violent when upset she could use it on you then..but if not then let her go to karate it is no use making her go ballet if she isn't interested as it will be a waste of money...hugs littleowl
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
1 Mar 09
both she likes littleowl but the karate its just the lates but looks like karate will be the first she wants to learn
@jashley1 (746)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Hello there. I have three children, my two oldest being girls and ages 4 & 5. They really want to do dance and I see that my five year old really does have a gift for dance. I think that both Karate and dance provide structured classes and learning and sets an atmosphere to listen, focus, and follow instructions. It's really whatever you prefer your daughter to do. I think as long as the child realizes the boundaries of any martial art and does not practice on friends or family in an unpositive manner, than it's really just up to you. I am going to enroll my kids in dance and also soccer to give them a chance to experience a different type of sport as well. From there I will see what they really enjoy doing and let them decide, but I do want to try different things out at first.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
wow 2 girls sounds funright.first she likes ballerina and not long ago she siad she want karate but if we enroll both its 2 stress for her i gues
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
24 Feb 09
How funny. Our daughter is 5. When she was 4 it was karate with her daddy. Now she wants to take dance. Curious how their interests grow. I am sure in a little while my daughter will change her mind again.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
my daughter likes ballerina from the beginning and not long ago she likes karate.almost everyday we played karate,she let me hold the pillow and she kick and box it.so who knows when she is 5 maybe she change her mind again
@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
24 Feb 09
Personally I think that she should be able to make the choice for herself. Although I have to admit that I would love putting my girls in Karate, my uncle is an instructor and has already told me that he would teach them. The great thing about it is that the girls watch their cousins doing Karate and they love it, they have even told me and my husband that they would like to learn it too. I think that like you we are going to wait until they are about 5 years old. I think that there are a lot of benifits to having your child in Karate, the biggest one being that your child would learn a lot of good lessons. My cousins are incredibly disciplined for their age and my uncle credits it to the Karate. Another reason that I would like to put my children in Karate is because of the self defence aspect. If my children learn Karate, then my husband and I will feel better knowingthat our girls can defend themselves. I think that in this day and age, it is very important for a parents peace of mind, to know that their child is able to handle themselves in a difficult situation. I think that you should let your child choose and if she should choose Karate, I would support her 110%. Happy mylotting.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
thanks for the sudgestion.yes thats my husband said too.the karate has big advantage like self defense.my little girl realy likes it so we will see then if she is not changing her mind.
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Good for her! My situation was similar. I wanted to enroll her in dance school, however next door was a Taekwondo School. She went past both windows and decided to go into the Taekwondo place. I've been there ever since! Currently she is about to test for her 2nd Dan (degree) and she won her division last summer at the Jr. Olympics for USA Taekwondo. The martial arts are both beautiful and powerful, (similar to dance!). She is so young, she can always change to dance later if she wants. It's great though for discipline, and if you are taking her, you might as well join too and get some exercise in! Good Luck
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
that was a good one.well we try her to enrol but me?no chance my bone are already old too hard
• United States
24 Feb 09
If I were you , I would allow your child to follow the path she likes. I have always thought there is nothing sadder than a child that is in some club or some after school vocation because it is what their parents wanted them to do, instead of what they want to do. You never know, she may always come around to ballet. There is a certain gracefulness to karate that you can learn, so the two may fall hand in hand down the road.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
thank you.yes i agree with you but if she is learning 2 sports i gues too stress for her
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
24 Feb 09
karate - then she can protect herself if she needed too
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
thats her dad said too
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
24 Feb 09
Like mother like daughter.You wanted to kick out that person who often comes to your house at lunch time.Kicking is the part of karate.You should enroll her in karate school.In future she can help you to kick out somebody.Other than this in present days girs have to face many odd situations.For self diffence girls should learn karate.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
yeah right! good thought bhanusb we will kick him out!
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 09
Choose her choice and not your choice. I know most parents of little angels want their girls to take up something more appropriate for little girls but you can't change her interest if she likes something different. She can't excel on something if does not like it. She will be stressed if you are going to force her. Karate is a good self defence sport that she might be good at. Instead of going against her wishes you should encourage her so that the chances of getting into future olympics is bright.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Feb 09
thanks zandi.she also likes ballerina and the karate s has more interest on her.yestereday we play again karate instead of dressing her barbies.anyway thanks for the nice reply.
@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
4 Mar 09
I would stick with karate. It's not only the physical but the mental discipline that will serve them well as adults. I started my son in Kung Fu when he was five. Today he is third-degree blackbelt and owns two karate schools.