Karate doesn’t need to be a contact sport so parents have no reason to worry. It is a sport of movement and control, which means that kids will learn to perform movements very fast, but with control. Kids in Abu Dhabi & Dubai who decide to train in karate will have two choices ahead of them: Kata or Kumite. Performance where you fight against an imaginary opponent we called Kata and it is the execution of complex movements, while in Kumite or as others call it a ‘fight’ we have two participants fighting one against the other. All children who decide to train this noble sport must start from basic things (positions, blocks, kicks, etc.). So we have a safer version (Kata) and we have a slightly more challenging version (Kumite) where the kids will experience a real thrill of excitement and that will make them fall in love with karate. My advice to parents – let the children express their full potential, you never know, maybe your child will become an Olympic Champion.