BENEFITS OF TAEKWONDO FOR CHILDREN
Learning Taekwondo has countless mental and physical benefits for children. Taekwondo is a dynamic sport, and each of its many aspects can have a positive impact on a child’s mind, body, school and home life, as well as on their growth and development.
Body: Taekwondo promotes physical health and fitness in children. Taekwondo is an explosive sport. Our classes are high-energy, and full of running, jumping, kicking, and punching activities. These activities are designed to enhance strength, athletic ability, coordination, flexibility while providing challenging but fun exercise for children.
Mind: Not only is Taekwondo physically challenging, it is also mentally challenging. We teach our students to focus in class and listen to their instructor. Our curriculum provides mental challenges as well. We require students to memorize forms (patterns of movements), and some of the movements they will learn may seem unfamiliar and challenging to them. Learning and practicing focus and practicing memorization can enhance a child’s school performance, improve their grades, and have a positive impact on their overall behavior at home and at school.
We encourage and help our students to overcome all of the mental and physical challenges we present in class. Through realizing their abilities to beat these challenges, children will develop self-confidence and an “I can do it” attitude.
Spirit: Taekwondo has many benefits for a child’s spirit as well. We teach our students CRISP Determination, which embodies the tenets of Taekwondo. Our goal is to give our students positive qualities that they can carry with them throughout all aspects of their lives.
Courtesy &Respect: At the core of Taekwondo is respect. Through learning Taekwondo, students will learn to respect themselves, their parents, their teachers, their siblings and their friends.
Integrity: We teach our students the importance of being honest and fair. We encourage them to work together and help their friends and classmates.
Self-Control: Students will learn to control their bodies and minds. We teach self-discipline that can improve behavior at school and at home.
Perseverance & Determination: There are many challenges in Taekwondo. Whether it’s learning a new kick or taking the black belt test, we help students to set goals and teach them the importance of not giving up until they reach that goal.