Karate is the only activity sport related that has a mandatory respect for others.
For instance in our academy I have designed a system of 12 character trait study that rotates one per month and the students will have a work book that they complete on their own as part of their belt testing.
Students learn what these words mean and how to apply these skills along with their Karate skills.
They learn Goal setting skills as they train for each short term goal of colored belts in order to obtain their long term goal of black belt.
Fighting skills actually give a student an understanding and confidence that leads to better decision making as well as less peer pressure. Decisions such as who to be friends with and the confidence to say no all come from confidence and the belief in ones self.