I recently attended a karate class. It was co-ed (boys and girls) and consisted of children ranging from ages 5 – 10. They were learning kicks, punches, tumbles, etc. I took karate as a child and I never remember girls in the class. But this was many years ago and the social winds have shifted—equalism is now the rage.
I have a young daughter, so I pondered if I’ll put her in a karate class. But then I ask myself…What do I want her to learn? Most people are afraid of the question. They fear being called a sexist, an archaic troglodyte. But—as I’ve written about before—Americans are intellectual hostages, the philosophic prisoners of Cultural Marxism. We have an enemy within…a parasite that’s feeding on the flesh of our Great Nation.
But I digress…
Why do we have co-ed karate? We could argue that it’s for cardiovascular health—children move, burn calories, etc. And that sounds good. Yet it’s foolish to believe that physical fitness is the impetus for co-ed karate. The real reason for this trend is to teach women that they’re physically equal to men—it’s is a dangerous belief, and it could get your daughter killed.
Parents Should NOT enroll Their Daughters in Co-Ed Karate.
Imagine your 130 lb. daughter is walking down a dark alley. She’s approached by two men, each over 200 lbs. Do you want her to fight? Do you believe that she can physically overpower them? You’d be foolish to say yes; the answer is self-explanatory. Deep down, we all know that life is not a Hollywood movie designed to “empower” young girls.
Life is a concrete Serenghetti. It’s a world where the innocent are defiled, where the strong overpower the weak. It’s a world of serial killers, rapists, and predators. Good people die every day. To teach your children otherwise is to endanger them.
If a girl takes co-ed karate for fifteen years, then she’ll come to believe that she’s physically equal to a man. Normally, this might not be the case. But we live in America…a country where the equalism narrative has been codified into law. To infer otherwise will make you enemies. In terms of gender, America is now analogous to The Emperor Wears No Clothes: a place where the adults agree to lie to one another.
Remember: Ideologies are deadly. Believing in a false world can get you—or someone you love—injured or killed. In this light, co-ed karate is a dangerous activity. It promotes a false equalism that leads to danger. It’s a woman’s first entry into the “you-go-girl” cult, a movement that’s more concerned about her pocketbook than her self-esteem.
Teach You Daughter to Carry and Shoot a Handgun
The better option is buying your daughter a pea shooter. Teach her how to carry and use it, hoping that she’ll never have to. This is more logical, more practical. In front of a gun, all men are equal.
You plant the seeds of a Weltanschauung in a child. They come to reflect your worldview, the perspective that you’ve infused into them. That view can either align with reality, or it can serve your own narcissistic needs. If you care about the child, you should not subject them to socio-political fantasies that are divorced from reality.
Their well-being comes first.
2 thoughts on “Should You Enroll Your Daughter in Co-Ed Karate?”
I agree with this and disagree with it. It is not optimum to place a daughter in a co-ed martial arts class. Unfortunately that is often the only kind available, and I would not argue that a parent should skip martial arts for their daughter altogether simply because the class is coed.
Only a stupid parent would fail to explain to their daughter that regardless of their physical conditioning and regardless of what they see on movie screens, they cannot overpower the average man, not even a relatively weak man.
None of our daughters are or have ever been in a co-ed martial arts class. However, our two youngest are in a co-ed basketball league because the program they are in doesn’t offer single sex at their age levels. They are both one of only 2 girls in teams that have 10 boys on them. And yes, the boys routinely outperform them. What they do well however, they do very well and the boys acknowledge them for it.
For example, at 8 and 10 years of age, plus being from tall parents, they are both taller than most everyone on their respective teams. They defend well, block shots, and rebound well. It’s more a function of their height than any great skill (although they practice hard), and they receive due recognition for that.
There is something to benefit (from both boys and girls) for recreational interactions with the opposite sex. When I was growing up in the late 70’s/early 80’s, it was routine (and no one thought twice about it) for girls and boys of prepubescent age to play with one another. There weren’t a lot of sports leagues before Jr. High other than Pop Warner football, so girls learning their limitations relative to boys.Boys kicked farther in kickball, ran faster in softball, threw harder at dodge ball, etc.
I would argue that if you’re going to put a young girl in something like this at all, she would learn more about her limitations in a co-ed environment than she would in a class of all girls where she could really get the wrong idea about her abilities relative to a guy.
Learning to shot a gun is good too. Very good, in fact.
Of course, I see martial arts classes as an exercise in developing discipline and physical fitness more than any real ind of self defense. Given our couch potato nation, if this particular discipline is one that helps a girl develop physical conditioning in a way she enjoys, no harm in it.
It’s up to parents to educate girls about the realities of life and the differences between the sexes.
Thank you for the response, El.
Good points…at the end of the day, as you point out, the parental influence outweighs societal forces. Perhaps I am unduly cautious. Come to think of it, I would support co-ed wrestling courses (insert rim shot). LOL.
It seems to have worked out well for your family, which is good to hear. These stories don’t make the national narrative enough, so it’s refreshing to see that there is still hope in the good ol’ USA.