There are several benefits of teaching young children martial arts training. Learning how to fight is one thing, but finding out how to look after yourself is something totally different. Kids could be safer, both from bullies and potential predators if they know how to look after themselves. Beyond this, young children these days don't always get enough exercise and martial arts is an excellent workout. For many people, martial arts is something terrible, like becoming a member of a gang, but like anything that can be used for good, can also be used for bad.