Karate for kids?

Did you take karate as a child? Do your children take it now? I am curious about peoples experiences with having a child in karate, or being the child in karate.

My son wants to do it and I don't know if it's something worth doing. I mean being able to protect yourself is great, but other than that I don't know what the benefit would be. Is it really much of a work out?

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Birth: December 31
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I am a single mom of two fantastic kiddos that I love to pieces. Currently in school working towards my teaching degree. You can find me most days on www.mommathoughts.com when I am not here chit chatting! :)