Often, children who are not successful in team sports, coming to Okinawan karate, achieve amazing results over time. This is because in Okinawan karate, the child learns at their own pace.
Team sports (football, hockey, basketball, volleyball) are actually often very harmful to the personal self-esteem of children who are not very athletic. When they do something not as well as other children, peers may laugh, tease, and generally treat them not very well. And this can greatly affect self-esteem, and in the future lead to serious psychological problems.
Karate is an individual sport. Everyone goes at their own pace. Some children learn faster than others, but children who progress quickly are not valued more than children who learn more slowly. There are many examples in our school when a child who at first glance will never achieve anything, and who had to explain the same technique dozens of times, eventually became a real champion and prize-winner of numerous competitions, leaving far behind his originally more talented peers.