Taekwondo training brings more than just the physical rewards of increased stamina, coordination, balance and flexibility. Students also develop discipline, focus, respect for others, and goal setting skills. Studies have shown that children who practice martial arts often show significant improvement in concentration and self-discipline – both in school and at home.
The emphasis on personal achievement also builds confidence.
Unlike team sports, children are able to learn techniques at their own pace and success is within the reach of every student. Belt requirements offer a clear path forward at each step of the training process.
While fighting techniques are part of Taekwondo, the emphasis is not on teaching children how to fight, but rather teaching them how to respond appropriately when confronted with negative influences such as bullying and peer pressure. Students leave each class with practical confidence-boosting skills.