Benefits of TaeKwonDo For Kids
There are many benefits for children learning the martial arts, TaeKwonDo in particular. These benefits are easily seen when your child is participating in classes, aside from the general fun they have in the process!
Respect and Positivity
The environment of classes is accepting and communal, and respect is a core value. All students are taught to show it for their instructors and classmates. Negativity is not tolerated in class, encouraging students to build up and support each other.
Children must learn to be good listeners in this sport, both in one-on-one situations with instructors, and in class settings. Without this skill, they will not be able to grow and learn the proper technique. When children work hard and pay attention, they are rewarded with the accomplishment of moving up in the belt system. This encourages growth and focus by providing goals that feel attainable.
TaeKwonDo teaches restraint, patience, and delayed gratification, which are all key in the art of self-discipline. Having these qualities enables students to succeed and see their growth, which encourages self-confidence as well!
When children learn and master a new move or skill, they experience a sense of achievement which naturally boosts their confidence. These moments are many learning this art since it takes time and dedication to become a black belt. Even from that point, there is always room for growth!
TaeKwonDo is physically challenging, while still being fit for any current fitness level. In this sport, you start with basics and work your way up. The training improves muscle strength, heart health, agility, balance, physical awareness, and coordination!
Although this discipline originated for combat, it is not an aggressive sport. It is a common misconception that The Martial Arts promote aggressive and violent behavior. The basic training of TaeKwonDo is self-defense, not antagonism. This sport teaches peaceful conflict resolution, encouraging the idea that physical confrontation can be avoided.
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