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The Benefits Of Taekwondo 

Taekwondo is a very systematic martial art from Korea that involves head-height kicks, spinning, jumping, and fast kicking techniques. Taekwondo is recognized as one of the oldest forms of martial arts and one of the more popular forms to learn. Many people enjoy Taekwondo at Ko’s ATA because it involves more than just movement of the body, but also positive training of our spirit and mind.

Improved Focus

Training in Taekwondo takes many people out of their comfort zones. Taekwondo is physically very dynamic with a lot of active movements and poses from other perspectives. Many parents at Ko’s ATA enjoy enrolling their teen in Taekwondo because it is a total learning activity that involves striking, punching, kicking, basic forms, and board breaking. This helps a teen’s coordination, balance, and physical fitness. Taekwondo also helps students at Ko’s ATA learn self-discipline, respect, and focus. Many parents at Ko’s ATA see an improvement in their teen’s learning and an increased attention span and focus in school.

Boosts Self Confidence
Ko’s ATA is dedicated to empowering you or your teen with the confidence and self-esteem needed to succeed in everyday life. Taekwondo can bring out the positive qualities that have always been a part of you or your teen, whether that is inner calm, positive mental attitude, patience, or self-discipline. Taekwondo will help you overcome fear, anger, and self-doubt, and leave you feeling confident in any situation.
Weight Loss 
Taekwondo is a total body workout because it involves a lot of explosive kicks, speed, and agility. At Ko’s ATA, we know the importance of a healthy mind and body. Obesity is a serious problem in the United States, so introducing your teen to martial arts is a great way to combat that. In Taekwondo, you’ll burn hundreds of calories in each class, develop lean muscles, and boost flexibility. Taekwondo is a high-energy training class that is great for overall health and weight loss.

 

Positive Social Interaction
Many parents also choose to enroll their teens in Taekwondo because it is a great opportunity to make friends. During class, there will be many teens kicking and punching together. We create a friendly atmosphere where teens are motivated to help each other achieve their individual goals. Members at Ko’s ATA have become close friends and help each other kick harder, faster, and higher.
Engaging and Fun

Learning Taekwondo at Ko’s ATA will benefit you and your teen immensely. Taekwondo helps build mental toughness, teaches the value of hard work, and gives you the persistence you need in everyday life. Many members at Ko’s ATA have said that Taekwondo is also a great stress-relief from school or work because it helps take their mind off problems they are facing. They can focus all their thoughts on kicking the target in front of them.

 

Anti-Bullying Education

Taekwondo at Ko’s ATA in Memphis is also a great way to help your teen with developmental life-skills. It puts them in an atmosphere where they can succeed, gain self-esteem, and learn to never give up. Bullying in schools has become an ever-increasing problem. Give your teen the skills they need to feel confident in redirection and assertiveness. Our students at Ko’s ATA are taught how to redirect verbal assaults and assess situations without needing to physically use their skills.

 

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