Having recently returned to training as a novice in a different style of karate. I took my daughter (6 - very nearly 7) along to a class last week, she LOVES it, I mean, she doesn't just turn up and train, she turns up, trains and has fun!
Being that I have a shodan in Shotokan, but am a novice in the new style, my daughter wants to train at home with me, my fear being that I break into my old Shotokan ways (new style is Kyokushon off-shoot).
I guess my main question is this, what are people's views on young children learnign a martial art? I want my daughter to learn how to protect herself, especially for when she gets older, goes to secondary school, college etc etc, I feel it is VERY important (it could be that I have a warped sense of what goes on in the workd now a days - mixture of self defence training and work I am afraid).