Im 14, I have been in karate nearly my whole life, Im a brown belt, I have always liked it until recently. Recently i have been getting really frustrated when we practice, I DO like katas, but we always do them slowly so he can see our mistakes, I really dont want to sound narcissistic or anything but I almost never have mistakes so its very annoying. Second, we never do kumite(sparring) and when we do he either puts me with people smaller than me or much bigger (there are people my size). The only thing I enjoy is the tournaments, I love them, but they are every 4 or so months so its ridiculous.
I feel like i cant quit because ive been doing it for so long and i think my parents would be dissapointed.
P.S. What martial art has tons of freestyle sparring?
PS I train in MMA twice a week
I also honestly think the fighting part of karate is useless, and I dont enjoy kata anymore so….