About Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is one of the most systematic and scientific martial arts, which teaches more than mere physical fighting skills. It is a discipline, which shows ways of enhancing our spririt and life through training our body and mind. It is also a modern sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among
the official games of the Olympics.

The main feature of Tae Kwon Do is that it is a free fighting combat sport using bare hands and feet to repel an opponent. It has become one of the world's most prominents sports with over 40 million practitioners from over 142 different countries. Since 1994, the International Olympic Committee admitted Tae Kwon Do as an official event of the Olympic Games.

Tae Kwon Do is a total learning activity which improves a person's athletic abilities, self awareness, heightens concentration, increases self discipline, and self restraint. The self-discipline that develops as a result of learning and practicing the techniques usually carries over into other areas of an individual's lives.

Though very popular amongst different age groups, the most apparent benefits of studying Tae Kwon Do are found in the children. School grades often improve as a a child learns to focus on objectives and word toward achievement. Our lessons are tailored to your child's age and skilll level. The self discipline and self respect, which Tae kwon Do develops, can provide your child with skills and mindset necessary to resist
peer pressure.

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Benefits of Taekwondo

There are hundreds of benefits you can receive by studying Tae Kwon Do. When a student has just started, most are nervous, some are shy, a few are too excited, and a couple are humble; but by the end of class, they can't wait to come back for some more.

At Yong In this is what Tae Kwon Do can do for you...

  • Enhance self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental abilities.

  • Build Confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life.

  • Develop discipline by thoroughly training your body and mind in the tenets and techniques of Tae Kwon Do.

  • Teach Self-Defense by training you to recognize situations in which physical self -defense may be necessary, and by teaching you how to turn such situations to your advantage.

  • Strengthen your body and mind through increased physical conditioning and mental discipline. These skills can help you build character in life; to become someone great; who will achieve many great accomplishments, and to continue challenging them selves.

    How does Tae Kwon Do benefit an Adult?
  • When an adult steps into class, for many, the number one thing that they want out of it, is a great workout. Kicking, punching, jumping, running, stretching, and breathing techniques, are great ways to get the heart pumping and the adrenaline flowing. It's a good way to a healthy, fit body and mind.

  • Stamina, Endurance, and perseverance all grow with you the harder you train.

  • Stress release is another positive benefit after a long day at work or home. Here, you can yell, punch, kick, and give the class your full energy.

    How do young children benefit from Tae Kwon Do?
  • Your child begins by practicing basic patterns and forms, board breaking, kicking, blocking, striking, and punching. These fundamental skills increase your child's physical coordination, flexibility, balance, and mental acumen.

  • Taekwondo develops your child's athletic abilities and self-awareness, and improves the child's capabilities in self-defense.

  • Taekwondo emphasizes moral development as well. Children learn respect for themselves and others, heightened concentration, and increased self-discipline and self-restraint.

  • The Self-Discipline that develops as a result of learning and practicing the techniques usually carries over into other areas of the child's life. School grades often improve as your child earns to focus on objectives and to work toward achievement.

  • The self-discipline and self-respect which Taekwondo develops can provide your child with the skills and mind set necessary to resist peer pressure. Children are made to exercise, run, jump, and encourage to physically push themselves. As weeks go by, parents start to notice a change in their child's behavior and all around life. These children are learning all of these benefits without even knowing it because they're having fun.

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