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Benefits of Martial Arts

factsheet2Instructors train their students to the best of their ability. Some students come fit, while others have come 100 pounds overweight. Most come with limited flexibility. Adults start at any age, as we have had some adults who started as late as age 65, and have still earned their black belts. As a student, you are looked upon as an individual, never compared to anyone else. Your instructors will be there every step of the way. All that is expected is a willingness to try.

Here are some benefits you can expect from training in Taekwondo:

• Fitness – The principles of Taekwondo techniques are based on the
design of your body. For power you develop the larger, powerful muscles of the torso. The speed of the techniques comes from the fast, agile
muscles of the arms and legs. As you progress in Taekwondo, you will
learn to coordinate this speed and power, and develop a concentration to
focus all of your body’s strength into a small, hard striking surface
like the edge of the hand or the heel of a foot.

• Self-Defense – When the speed and power developed through Taekwondo
is used in a self-defense situation against the vulnerable parts of an
attacker’s body, the results can be incredible. Taekwondo allows a woman
to emphasize many of her natural physical strengths, such as power in
the legs, while learning a method of self-defense efficient against a
much larger opponent. Knowing you can defend yourself, your confidence
will grow. And confidence alone is usually enough to deter potential

• Self-Confidence – This does not come naturally for many people, but
self-confidence can be developed over a period of time. Through
Taekwondo, as you accomplish new goals, your confidence level increases.
Taekwondo instills a sense of discipline and self-confidence that can
carry over to all aspects of your life.