How Martial Arts Can Benefit Your Child

The Many Lessons Your Child Will Learn by Practicing Tae Kwon Do

As one of the most popular martial arts on the planet, Tae Kwon Do is a type of karate. Parenting Magazine explains this fighting style was initially created as a military practice. It uses various kicking and punching movements that not only help with self-defense but are also very energizing. The art involves a series of breathing techniques, as well as meditation to assist one’s focus.

Bearfoot Karate teaches this fighting strategy, as well as another Korean fighting style called Hapkido. Tae Kwon Do means “the way of the foot and the fist” in Korean.  If you would like to find out more about the art, which is one of the most effective and healthy activities available, you can sign up for a free one-day trial with Bearfoot Karate.

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One of the reasons this martial arts style is so popular is because it incorporates dynamic, powerful kicks. Also, it’s a very effective means of self-defense; as a result, more and more people choose to learn the art, which involves jump-kicks and punches, not only for self-defense but also for physical and spiritual reasons.

Karate also teaches the student to be polite and courteous. It advocates a strong character core as well as perseverance in pursuing one’s goals, having control over one’s mind and body, and being courageous. The art has also proven to be very effective in assisting children who have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Additude Magazine explains that this style of martial arts helps children learn how to attain mental focus, improve their self-confidence and coordination. The article explains how, with proper training, kids who have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are able to overcome their problems and achieve incredible results. This can translate into better grades and an improved social life.

The U.S. Tae Kwon Do website, Taekwondo-information.org, lists the benefits of this Korean form of exercise for children who want to build self-esteem. It assists in weight control and physical fitness, and it teaches self-respect and respect for others. Perhaps most importantly, students have fun while taking part in well-rounded physical exercise.