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Physical Benefits of Taekwon-Do The physical benefits of Taekwon-Do will be
immediately noticeable for children of all ages. The rudimentary self-defense moves of Taekwon-Do,
such as kicking, punching, striking and blocking teach children coordination and concentration.
As children become more advanced, they will learn the more dynamic techniques of Taekwon-Do, such
as combinations and jumping and spinning kicks. Overall, Taekwon-Do offers a full mind and body
workout for children. The techniques and format of the classes are aerobic and engaging and bring out
the athlete in each child.
Unlike other after-school sports, Taekwon-Do practice is extremely individual and
personal to each child. Everyone participates equally in class and each child's goal and
achievement is unique and personal to him or herself. We monitor each child's progress carefully
and set individualized goals for them to achieve. Our objective is to help all our students reach
their potential in the martial arts, but more importantly, we hope our children will grow up
strong and healthy with a solid foundation in physical fitness.
Mental and Behavioral Benefits of Taekwon-Do S.J. Kim's Taekwon-Do is a
traditional school of martial arts, and as such, the students are held to a high standard of
discpline and conduct. Our children are taught to answer their instructors with "Yes, Sir" or
"Yes, Ma'am" on the very first day and are then slowly introduced to the other basic courtesies
and ethics of martial arts practice. Through little courtesies like bowing children learn discipline
and respect, which often carry through into their home and school lives.
Beyond that, we also teach children the tenets of Taekwon-Do by expecting higher
standards during practice. The tenets of Taekwon-Do are: courtesy, integrity, perseverance,
self-control and indomitable spirit. By focusing on these virtues, we try to develop self-esteem,
kindness, confidence and spirit in all our students. We also ask parents to participate in this
endeavor by reading and posting our "Children's Home Rules" at home and keeping track of their
children's good behavior with a citizenship chart that every child receives.
For us Taekwon-Do is not just atheltics or kicking and punching. It is a martial
art that seeks to develop character and cultivate both the mind and body of the practitioner.
It is with this discipline and focus that we teach our students.
What will my child learn?
Our primary objective is to teach kids how to listen, focus and achieve self-discipline and confidence through Taekwon-Do
practice. The physical practice of Taekwon-Do will improve strength, fitness and coordination, while the mental practice
of Taekwon-Do will teach respect, kindness, courage, leadership and other valuable life lessons.
Who is teaching my child?
The head instructor of every class is an internationally certified black belt (usually 2nd degree and higher), who has been
personally taught by Grandmaster Kim. They are often assisted by other of Grandmaster Kim's students. The teacher to student
ratio is around 1 to 5.
What is expected of our students?
We emphasize effort and sincerity of practice in our classes. We expect children to listen well, learn and try their best
at all times.