I have in the past talked about my son starting karate, and he did but it was at a community center and he did not enjoy himself for many reasons such as the classes being too large (30+ to a class and mixed in aged from 4-20 years old), no uniforms or belts so he really was not “working toward” something and there were no competititions.
While at the hospital for my daughter, I found out they have a karate program for siblings which helps them work out issues regarding things such as anger, resentment, understanding, empathy and confidence inshaAllah. They also have uniforms and ranking (along with one merit badges for things such as focus, memory, discipline, and patience) and competitons and all of the fun stuff that goes along with it. Their program is free of charge, because of the continuous fundraising efforts done by “In Honour of the Ones We Love” charity. My ds gets his uniform and belt today so I will post photos after his class inshaAllah around 4:30.