Karate is an activity that is beneficial for all children, because it is a total-body workout that also requires focus and concentration. Karate is especially beneficial for children on the Autism Spectrum because it addresses common problem areas for them, such as:
Balance, strength, and coordination
Sensory awareness and integration
Karate addresses these areas through physical exercise, breathing exercises, structured group activities, structured partner activities, verbal encouragement and positive reinforcement and facilitating a sense of discipline and self-control.