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 “bully proof.”
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. Please take advantage of special offers and experience the many benefits of martial arts!