Martial arts training forms a solid foundation in learning fundamentals and building good training habits. Through martial arts, you and your kids can learn to be better athletes, as well as better people.
Not only do martial arts programs teach self-defense, but they also incorporate critical life skills, including focus, discipline, respect, and confidence.
Here are a few ways that you or your children can build confidence through Taekwondo:
1. Individual Progress
When you participate in martial arts, you’ll find that unlike team sports, progress is based on what you accomplish as an individual. The personal progress that you make is what contributes to an increase in your self-confidence. Over time, by continuing to push yourself just a little bit each class, you’ll extend your abilities. And you learn to remain focused on your own skills and performance rather than comparing yourself to others.
2. Social Skills
Taekwondo and other martial arts can help you or your child gain the confidence needed to form healthy relationships with other martial arts students. Most classes are small, which can help create a more comfortable environment compared to a large classroom or playground. As many classes include pairing up to practice different moves, martial arts promotes social skills like working with others and forming partnerships.
3. Tournament Competition
Taekwondo promotes staying mindful when under pressure. Martial arts students can practice this skill by participating in tournament competitions. Remaining mindful while competing encourages having a calm mind and demonstrating respect, humility, and self-control. Again, the experience of challenging yourself in a situation where you must rely on everything that you’ve learned promotes self-confidence.
A safer, stronger, more confident you starts now! Come see for yourself how The Way Family Dojo can help you achieve your goals with confidence. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.