IRFire66 saidIt shouldn't matter, and if it does just find a different one. Especially with something like karate which is more striking than ground/grappling. Also...martial arts*
I agree with IRF. It souldnt matter!
When I was 12 I was shorter than most kids my age. My Dad signed me up for karate and I have done it ever since. Thank god I grew til I was 21 late bloomer here.
It helped me about six years ago my b/f and I were out really late one night. A younger guy came up to us and asked for money. He said his girl friend just broke up with him and his friends left him and he needed bus fare. It sounded like BS to me and it was, my b/ f took out his wallet to give him money and the kid took it and ran. I ran after him and caught up to him and when i did there were two other guys with him and he told me to fuck off. My boyfriend is bigger than me but def not as quick. He has also never been in a fight in his life. One of the guys said you think you can take us? My boyfriend was winded and I told him to sit on the curb. He said just forget about his wallet and ask them to leave his ID on the ground. They started laughing. I said do you have a fucking gun. The young guy said we don't need one. I went up to him and he took a swing at me and missed. I kicked him in his ribs hard and he went down. The other two rushed me and I was able to take them both out. I walked up to to younger guy on the ground and he had the wallet. I took it. Then I grabbed my boyfriends hand and pulled him up from the curb and we went home. He told me he was scared but he knew I could protect myself, but he said he wanted me to let it go. He told me later on he was happy I was there. He got ice for my hand. He is too trusting and kind, but it's just one of the reasons I love him.
Plus he keeps way too much stuff in that wallet!!!