More Than Martial Arts
Taekwondo is a recognized Olympic Sport that not only builds strength, stamina & flexibility, it greatly improves ones overall fitness and well-being. Taekwondo also provides many other advantages such as learning self-discipline, character development, better focus, social skills & much more.
Taekwondo is a group activity as well as a great place to meet new people and make new friends. We weren’t made to be alone.
Discipline & Goal Setting
Taekwondo is not all about the physical. It has as much to do with mental discipline as it does with physical discipline. Every move, every strike, every stance…takes a lot of discipline to master.
A big benefit from practicing Taekwondo regularly is increasing your confidence & self-esteem. Each time you master a new move gives you a confidence boost…and you just feel good afterwards!
It takes a lot of time & constant repetition to master anything and everything in Taekwondo & that that requires a lot of focus. Focus, like any other skill, needs to be practiced and learned.
Taekwondo can definitely help you relieve stress. Part of this is due to the release of serotonin but mainly with the fact that regular exercise helps your brain produce “calm & happy” chemicals. You also spend a lot of time punching and kicking which is a great way to get rid of anger.
Taekwondo is a great way to teach your children, and even some adults, respect for authority. This is because it involves taking clear instructions from the Master of the dojo. Failing to follow those directions, or even talking back, results in stiff penalties or even being kicked out of class. Martial arts, especially Taekwondo, are all about respecting your elders and learning from them. Therefore, it’s a great way to teach kids some respect.
It comes with no surprise that doing just one hour of Taekwondo can help your body. Not only is it a great cardiovascular workout, but it can help strengthen your muscles and even help build stronger and better bones. Plus, practicing Taekwondo on a regular basis will help you lose weight.