Does karate make kids more aggressive?
I need your opinions. We are considering karate for our very active boys (ages 4 and 3). They recently sat in on a class and seem to be interested, but we are a bit unsure about the whole thing. B/c our kids have so much energy to begin w/, we're not sure if karate will help them release that energy or make them more aggressive. We also don't know if age plays a factor in all this and if it's better to hold off on classes for now. Let me add that my oldest son has some trouble following directions and staying focused at times, so I don't know if karate will help him or hurt him.
Overall, we've heard really great things about karate building discipline, self-esteem and confidence, not to mention it's benefits for self-defense and exercise. I just don't want to see it backfire on us. Does anyone have any advice or experience w/ this?