We have never met but I know that you are visiting this web site while searching for information about martial arts lessons for yourself. Whether or not you have ever practiced the martial arts before, you will find this site to be a helpful resource. Listed below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about Tae Kwon Do and information about the positive, life-enhancing benefits of Tae Kwon Do training.
First of all, let's review the answers to some common questions that adults have about getting involved in Tae Kwon Do.
Question #1: What is Tae Kwon Do and how is it different from other martial arts?
The different martial arts all originated in different countries thousands of years ago as forms of self-defense. Karate comes from Japan and Kung Fu from China. Tae Kwon Do is native to Korea. In terms of techniques, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicks more than other martial arts, making it ideal for improving balance, flexibility, and endurance. It is also a powerful form of self defense.
Question #2: How safe is it to learn?
Tae Kwon Do is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities. Classes are supervised by expert instructors and all students are taught techniques in a step-by-step manner and at their own pace. A thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and the use of protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety.
Question #3: What if I never did it before or if I'm currently out of shape?
At the U.S. Tae Kwon Do Centers, we have ongoing enrollment, so beginners are always welcome. Our special trial program makes it easy for new students of all fitness levels to get started. In addition, the belt system used in Tae Kwon Do allows all students to train at their own pace and improve their physical condition gradually.
Now that you are becoming more comfortable with the idea of getting started, let me explain just some of the benefits that you can expect...
Tae Kwon Do is a great workout-and great fun!
Let's face it, the only way that any exercise program works is if you are able to stick with it. The reason most people drop their exercise routine whether it's going to the gym or working out at home, is that they get bored. The monotony and repetition involved with most traditional forms of exercise turns off many people after just a few months and they lose motivation and whatever benefits they gained.
In sharp contrast, Tae Kwon Do classes are full of variety and the average student trains for years, not months. Think about how much better shape you would be in if you enjoyed working out, and as a result you did so consistently. Plus, Tae Kwon Do is a highly comprehensive workout. In a single session, you will work on flexibility, balance, endurance and strength. With consistent training you will lose weight, gain muscle tone and improve your athletic performance for other sports.
A crucial element in keeping motivated is measuring your progress and setting new goals. In this area, Tae Kwon Do has no equal. Our color belt system and Black Belt curriculum provide you with a step-by-step process to challenge yourself and reach new limits.
Our "workout with some kick" is perfect for:
Tae Kwon Do is a Powerful Form of Self Defense!
In Tae Kwon Do you never make a move without a purpose. Every technique, every minute, you will be learning this beautiful, centuries-old art form and highly effective form of self-defense.
Speaking of self-defense, wouldn't it be great to have the confidence that comes with knowing martial arts? Tae Kwon Do can provide you with the presence of mind, awareness, and physical readiness that will give you options in a confrontational situation.
Remember, criminals often seek out those who "look like a victim." Training in Tae Kwon Do is a preventive self-defense method and will affect your physical condition, posture, eye contact, and awareness. All of which are the traits that will allow you to cast an aura of strength and self-confidence. This may help you to keep a confrontation from ever happening in the first place.
Don't forget Tae Kwon Do isn't only an exercise for your body, it's also great for your mind!
This era has been called the information age. With cellular phones, faxes, and email you can probably be reached at anytime and at any place. If you are like most adults, then the end result is more responsibilities and more stress. Yet for thousands of years, martial artists have enjoyed the calm peace of mind and harmony that come from controlling one's thoughts and actions. You can possess this same control and take charge of your stress.
During your Tae Kwon Do training, you will learn breathing and mediation techniques that will allow you to slow down life's frantic pace and gain a fresh perspective. As a result, you will find that even after a rigorous Tae Kwon Do workout you will feel invigorated rather than drained, and energetic rather than exhausted.
Our Instructors Make the Difference!
There's no question that the quality of instruction offered at a school is directly related to the quality it's instructors. I am proud to say that our staff is a dedicated team that you will enjoy working and training with.
Our talented group of Black Belts are excellent martial artists and excellent instructors. They will take the time to teach you step-by-step and guide you with patience and enthusiasm. They will always be receptive to your questions and serve as your "success coach" on your way to achieving Black Belt excellence.
By the way, our staff are not the only positive people you will find at our school... There are also the students. You are sure to find that Tae Kwon Do students are among the most friendly, cooperative, and kind people you've ever met. The friendly atmosphere in our school is just one more reason why you'll want to attend classes regularly.
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