Universal Benefits of Martial Arts
For a list of specific benefits for various age groups,
visit the adult and children program pages on this site. Here are some
universal benefits of martial arts:
Improved physical fitness: Make no mistake. Martial arts is
a great workout! It is a total body workout your stamina, muscle tone,
flexibility, balance and strength will all show signs of improvement.
Enhanced self-esteem: By learning these skills and improving
your physical condition, you become more comfortable in all situations —
whether you’re in danger or simply doing a task that takes you beyond your
comfort zone. Kids have a new sense of self confidence, making them virtually
Increased focus and concentration: From the very first day
of class, students are challenged to think as much as they act. Learning the
forms and movements reinforces working memory. That’s why the Mayo Clinic
specifically counts the martial arts of karate and taekwondo among the
effective therapies for ADD and ADHD.
Increased social skills: Martial arts strongly emphasize
self discipline and self control as a core component of its teachings. Self
leadership and the ability to deal with others in a mature way is the result.
Stress relief: Kicking, punching and screaming are a great
release, no matter what your age.
Respect for values: Honesty, courtesy, integrity,
perseverance and excellence are some curriculum areas of focus. These qualities
help both children and adults become great leaders.
Our mission at Master Chae's Taekwondo Academy in Levittown is
building strong minds and bodies.
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