Karate can provide a range of benefits for children with autism, including improved motor skills and coordination, increased confidence and self-esteem, improved social skills and communication, better attention and focus, and reduced anxiety and stress.

Karate can also provide a structure and routine for children with autism, as well as a way to release energy and improve coordination. By learning the repetitive kata of karate, children with autism can regain balance and focus more easily. Lowering self-control behaviors like hand-flapping, rocking, and other tics can be beneficial. Children with autism are unique in every way. They won’t be expected to win, and they’ll learn the value of failure.

A study published in Psychology Today found that martial arts training can improve executive function in children with ASD.