At first glance you might wonder why we do all the events we do for kids. Such as our "Parent's Night" events, Saturday evening parties from 6:30-10:30pm.
Part of any activity, for kids and adults is the social aspect. Making new friends, having fun and socializing.
One of the key things in building confidence and anti-bullying is having more then one "circle" when it comes to friends.
Adults tend to make there own events, going out for a bite after work or a class, office parties, etc. Kids need social events tied to their activities as well in order to build friendships, meet new people and gain confidence when it comes to group environment.
At school they have regular "parties", they have recess, lunch break, etc. Lots of opportunities to engage in with other children.
Evening classes should be no different. While getting in shape, learning martial arts and getting all the benefits that come from the classes is very important, making friends and playing is as well.
That, plus they are a lot of fun :)