Learning social skills is important for everyone. The study of martial arts can help teach these skills in surprising ways.
There is a longstanding and deeply rooted misconception about the martial arts that I will address at the outset. It is not our goal, nor that of any responsible teachers of martial arts, to teach our students to fight. We do instruct in the ways of self defense and that does include the ability to defend oneself, but the purpose of our school is more diverse and we believe, more important than that.