My sons have gained self-confidence and maturity as they were taught Kempo Karate at Steiner Academy of Martial Arts. Sensei Steiner has taught our boys for close to 10 years now.   I have to say that a good part of his patience and ability to deal with hard situations are so well developed because of the years training there. He learned that hard work pays off and felt the satisfaction of working towards and earning the belt ranks. My second son is continuing classes for close to 5 years now and is learning that the effort you put forth is directly related to the rewards.