Some people view martial arts as only dealing with matters of self-defense. In reality, the impact of martial arts goes well beyond the ability for one to defend one's self, especially when kids are learning martial arts.
Studies have shown that martial arts boosts confidence in multiple areas of life. When our children learn martial arts, they are changing how they view the world. As their confidence goes up, their focus and grades also go up. When this happens, they open doors that they may never have opened otherwise...college education, courage to voice their opinion, confidence and disciple to open a business, and more.