My children are learning Karate right now and they are much smaller than other children their age. I was thinking maybe they can do some kind of exercise that would help them grow taller.
However we go to a lot of Karate competitions, and I also have observed athletes in their Dojo, and I noticed that the taller people are generally slower in movements due to their sheer size. I understand in Kumite (sparring) taller people are at an advantage because their shorter opponents cannot reach in to them easily, but for Kata you need quick and strong movements.
So my question is for a professional Karate champion, does being taller mean he/she is getting slower in their Katas? Or in other words, are there a lot of famous Karate champions who are tall?