Karate is an ideal activity for families because it allows people of all ages to train together in the same class. Parents may train alongside their children, while brothers and sisters of all ages may also train in the same class.
- It offers the family a common interest, always giving them something to talk and laugh about.
- While a hierarchy exists at home, in the dojo all family members are equal, this allows parents to establish a relationship as friends with their children.
- Training in karate allows families to set goals together, and work as a team for their achievement.