I never really gave it much thought until my oldest boy was about eight years old and I said to my wife, “We have to do something with him…he’s going stir crazy without a way to burn energy.” If you have young boys, you already know energetic they are and directing that energy in our highly electronic world is not very easy. Enrolling him in soccer or football wasn’t the easy solution you’d think it would be (most of the child athletes in those sports now are starting much earlier, at five or six years old). Realizing our lives were hectic enough trying to manage a schedule with my work travel, and many unpredictable events for mom, we looked at a local karate school in our neighborhood for a solution.
If that’s not enough excitement for everyone, their 3-day/2-night annual Training Camp at YMCA Camp Cullen, has been a blast every year.
I am sharing this story to let busy families, like ours and so many others in this area, know that with a little hard work and dedication, your families can share in the same benefits we have gotten from making martial arts part of our family programming. Click these links to see our personal journey video “journey to black belt” or see the Ince Karate annual video "2018 Annual Video" or visit Ince Karate for more information about the programs or instructors.
UPDATE: thanks for publishing our little blog Woodlands Online!!! See it here: Balancing Family, Work and Health: Try Martial Arts