I am interested on getting so opinions/advice on either activity for my 12 yo DD( and/or my 4 yo DS).
My DD hasn't been involved in any sport/activity in a few years - she played soccer for about 5 years and after waning interest and lack of advancing ability, she decided to give it up. But over the last year, she has gone to a friend's Tae Kwon Do class, has enjoyed it, and has asked me about signing her up. But given a few factors, such as her age at starting the activity, and the negative atitude with regard to what the lessons would actually cost (can't get a figure for the cost without going in person to discuss), I put the thought on the back burner. But as she will be attending MS in the fall, I am once again thinking about the positive benefits of having her join some sort of activity like this, for both the physical activity, as well as the self-confidence boost.
Does any of your DCs participate in either Karate or Tae Kwon Do? If so, how would you answer the following questions?
What have you seen as the benefits for /negative aspects to your DC participating?
How did you pick the place where your child went?
What are some of the things to look for/questions to ask to figure out if a place is right for your DC?
How much does it cost you for the activity/wardrobe/equipment?