My friends and coworkers often ask me “why do you never get angry”. Well this small article may help. Just change the word teen with adult.

I got this from a Martial Arts website.

3. Social Skills

This one is a less obvious benefit of learning martial arts, especially for teens. Being able to control one’s own emotions in social situations is something that many teens struggle with.

A good martial arts program can help develop this sense of self control. Many instructors have the philosophy that if you can learn to control your body absolutely, you can also learn to control your mind and emotion in the same way.

Developing this skill as a young teen will carry over into adult life. The detailed control learned in karate helps students to understand how they completely control their own actions and can then learn to manipulate their thoughts and emotions effectively.