Martial arts are a good choice for kids who struggle with social skills. Like yoga and wrestling, they’re individual sports that don’t involve a lot of interaction and teamwork. Martial arts, including karate and tae kwon do, offer many benefits to kids with learning and attention issues. They build self-esteem, self-control and concentration. Most important, they teach respect for others. Having to bow to your opponent and wait for commands can translate into stronger social skills outside of martial arts class.