The art of Tae Kwon Do is so much more than a sport or a hobby for children to participate in. There are many wonderful benefits that they obtain through dedication and regular training.
Possibly the most obvious of these benefits is physical exercise. Getting a good workout on a regular basis is very important to remaining healthy and feeling well. Tae Kwon Do is a fun and exciting sport which teaches children the skills they need as well as the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle starting at an early age.
Tae Kwon Do also teaches children self-defense. The techniques that our students learn help prepare them in case they should ever find themselves in a situation where they will need to defend themselves. Though we sincerely hope that this is never the case, we find peace in the fact that our students have learned the proper skills they need to be able to fight back defensively if ever a situation should ever arise. Nobody can deny how useful this is in real life for children and adults alike.
Also, as a part of their training, children gain confidence and valuable leadership skills. As our students compile new knowledge of various forms and techniques, they start to gain confidence in their abilities and are given opportunities to help lead portions of class. And while Tae Kwon Do values humility, we feel it is important to acknowledge and have our students feel proud of their accomplishments. We also want to teach them to help others reach their full potential as well.
Tae Kwon Do also teaches students to be respectful and responsible. Staff members and students alike address each other as “sir” or “ma’am”. By modeling respectful behavior as well as showing respect for those who have more experience and understanding, our students learn to be more respectful. Our students are also taught responsibility. They learn to be responsible for things such as their uniform and belt, for practicing their forms and techniques, for learning their memorization, and for the proper use of all these things including never misusing the art of Tae Kwon Do.
It is our hope that not only do our students benefit from these qualities and more, but that they remain with them throughout their lives. When former students stop in to see us, they still hold on to these values and qualities and it shows in their character and in the paths their lives have taken. Tae Kwon Do is a fun, exhilarating, and beneficial sport for students of all ages!
Please see our schedules for current class times which are available or contact one of our branch locations for further information about our children’s classes.