Along your Taekwondo journey, you’ll experience a variety of benefits by training your body and your mind. These benefits include physical fitness, character building, and of course, self-defense.
As you learn Taekwondo skills for self-defense, a safer, stronger, more confident you will emerge. As you train, you prepare yourself to deal with potentially threatening situations. But that preparation isn’t just physical. Through self-defense training, you build confidence, value respect, and become more empowered.
Self-confidence comes from trusting yourself and believing in your abilities. Taekwondo helps you build confidence because first, it shows you that you’re capable of more than you thought. As you push yourself to do more, you are continually expanding your personal boundaries. The more that you learn and accomplish on the mats, the more confidence you develop in yourself.
In most martial arts schools, the first lesson that students learn is not a physical skill. It’s to value and show respect for their instructors, fellow students, and themselves. Students demonstrate respect for their instructors by bowing to them at the beginning of class. Other examples of respect are more subtle. Sometimes it’s in listening and paying attention. Other times it’s in being patient and waiting your turn.
Knowing that you have the skills to defend yourself is empowering. It can make you feel strong, powerful, and in control of your life. Developing this feeling in Taekwondo leads to similar feelings in your daily life. You can take what you learn through martial arts and apply it to other areas of your life – at home, at work, or even in your relationships.
Confidence, respect, and empowerment are skills that can help you in a threatening situation. And rather than escalating to a physical attack, these skills can help you diffuse a situation before it comes to that.
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