Martial Arts Health Benefits and Traditional Korean Tae Kwon Do
Why Should You Consider Martial Arts & Tae Kwon Do Classes?
There are many different styles of Martial Arts to study. Each style is a bit different and has a distinct area of origin. There’s the hard style such as Muay Thai (Thailand) or Western Boxing, a semi-hard style such as Tae Kwon Do or Hapkido (Korea), a soft style traditional art, such as Aikido (Japan) or one of the many Kung Fu styles (China), or a ground fighting art, such as Jiu Jitsu (Brazil/Japan) and Western Martial Arts (Europe).
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Bearfoot Karate specializes in the teaching of traditional Tae Kwon Do that originated in Korea.
The word Tae Kwon Do itself is made up of three Chinese/Korean words: Tae, meaning “to kick or jump”; Kwon, meaning “fist or hand”; and Do, which means “the way.” Loosely (if not literally), it can be thought of as “the way of the hand and foot.”
Tae Kwon Do is currently the most popular martial art in Korea, and ranks among America’s and the world’s most popular martial art.
What to expect when enrolling in Tae Kwon Do classes at Bearfoot Karate:
- A good workout
- Better flexibility and coordination
- Enhanced weight loss and improved muscle tone
- Increased stamina/endurance
- Improved balance and posture
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Improved concentration/mental toughness
- Reduction in stress
If interested in learning more about the benefits of Tae Kwon Do classes, give Bearfoot Karate a call at (763) 219-1300.
How to Find the Right Martial Arts School
Not all martial arts schools are the same. To find the best fit, Bearfoot Karate recommends all prospective students search for the style of martial arts that best meet their objectives. Visit a few martial arts schools (dojos), look around and talk to students and instructors. Make sure the facility is safe and that the school is equipped with matted floors, mirrors and carries insurance. Finding a good instructor with positive qualities such as patience, knowledge and a clear communication style can be more important than finding the right school. Remember that Tae Kwon Do training can grow into a life-long practice. Be sure to get to know the credentials of all instructors of martial arts lessons at the dojo of your choosing. A Master, the principal of the school, should have at least 25 years of strong martial arts training and a minimum of a 4th degree Black Belt.
A few background questions to ask the instructor:
- How much martial arts experience have you had?
- What degree of black belt do you have?
- With who have you studied?
- Is the school a member of the local Chamber of Commerce?
- Does the instructor maintain a healthy lifestyle?
Price of Instruction
Just like any other industry, you get what you pay for. Martial arts lessons are a significant investment of your time and energy, as well as your master instructor’s wisdom, skills, abilities and knowledge. Many instructors dedicate their lives to martial arts training in various styles of arts from around the globe.
When looking for the right school at the right price, remember that you will be learning the benefits of twenty plus years of life experience from a martial arts master that has acquired knowledge and abilities to not only make himself better and stronger as a martial artist, but has learned to apply that knowledge in teaching others. Don’t let price deter you from choosing the right school; price should reflect your instructor’s experience and rank as well as the costs of operating the training facility.
Call Bearfoot Karate Today to Find Out Why We’re the Perfect Fit for Your Health and Lifestyle at (763) 219-1300.