More Energy and Greater Productivity
As busy adults, productivity is key in our everyday lives. Exercise increases productivity by keeping the endorphins going and the brain functioning well.
Martial arts is a group activity: you have “positive peer pressure” to stick with it and a group to help give you that little push to stick to your exercise goals.
Discipline and Focus
In our ever-connected world of iPhones, iPads, blackberries and other smart devices, we’re multi-tasking more than ever before. On top of that, people demand our time, compete for our attention and we’re forced to shift focus constantly. As a result, we have a harder and harder time following through on tasks and staying on track. Yes, our digital, button-clicking culture is changing us rapidly.
As a result, one of the rarest and most valued character traits these days is focus. And this is where martial arts training helps. It gives you a short break from digital demands, improves your powers of concentration and helps you really focus. This can even alleviate many of the negatives associated with our digital world.
Our martial arts program teaches focus and concentration through rhythmic breathing and relaxation, step-by-step repetitive movements, personal attention, positive reinforcement, adherence to etiquette and rules (structure), group reinforcement and a sense of belonging. For these reasons, we help build focus and concentration better than exercise alone.
Great Family Activity
More often than not, one parent is driving one child to soccer, and the other parent is driving to gymnastics. Parents are sitting on the sidelines, talking on their cell phones, visiting with the other parents and just trying to kill time while the kids are doing their activities. Yes, it’s great that parents act as the cheering section, but there can be more, much more.
The MAIN BENEFIT for parents and kids training together is very simple. Taekwondo helps close the generation gap in families. Imagine working on the same curriculum (obviously how the material is introduced and taught is different for adults and kids) but you have a common basis for setting goals, training, advancing in rank, tournament competition and supporting one another.