5 Reasons Kids Thrive with Taekwondo

5 Reasons Kids Thrive with Taekwondo

Sometimes a confident and self-assured preschooler will meet grade school and find that many of the lessons learned there have been forgotten by older kids.

Likewise many students making the transition from elementary to middle school find the rules that they once understood change yet again.

Bullying is a factor in development at all ages, and while a recent Department of Education study shows that there is a decline in bullying, the numbers are still shocking.

Students from 12 to 18 years of age reported that 22 percent are bullied at school.

While this is a drop from 28 percent, it makes very little difference to the children who must face this every day.

Professionals such as teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators can intervene, but very little is done to help the child who has been bullied.

The focus is in general on stopping the bullying, and can paradoxically lead to the child being ostracized, or being bullied by other children.

They often feel helpless, alone, traumatized, anxious, and depressed.

Moreover, kids do not report being bullied when it happens, they may even be afraid to report it.

The long-term effects of bullying can be devastating, causing one in 10 kids to drop out of school.

While I am not minimizing the value of psychotherapy, or professional intervention, I do advocate vigorously for children to learn martial arts.

There are reasons that children thrive in the atmosphere of a dojo, and the reasons are documented even by such institutions of higher learning as West Point.

Kids, even those who are struggling with a bullying situation, can thrive with martial arts.

Yes, physical fitness is important, but it is the emotional and mental factors that can help the most.

  • Self-Confidence: Appropriate confidence levels are desperately important. A child’s development and future in the world depends on them having the confidence to execute behaviors such as going to school, raising their hands in class, and even doing homework. People with self-confidence are more relaxed, and feel more positive emotions, which allow them to be relaxed and calm in high stress situations.
  • Self-Discipline: Martial arts helps develop the self-discipline that children need to succeed. By working their way through the belt system they understand that nothing comes easy, and when you’re learning there is a definite process for everything. Self-control is consistently and positively reinforced and rewarded.
  • Realistic Goals: The belt system and the nature of friendship in the organization shows that goals are realistic, attainable, and that skills can be learned. There is very little that can replicate the pride of achievement and attainment.
  • Self-Respect: self-respect simply means that you know that you are behaving with honor, dignity, and pride in yourself. Self-respect is instrumental in keeping children aware of their value as human beings and helping them to avoid toxic situations and relationships.
  • Communication Skills: Communication isn’t just using your ears or mouth – or your thumbs when you’re texting – but a set of quantifiable skills. Teaching and learning within a martial arts framework requires excellent skills in communication on the part of the instructor, who then teaches them to the younger protégés. Communication skills are very much learn by doing, and comprise more than just talking and listening.

 

I sincerely hope that your child has not been bullied, and that they never are.

It doesn’t build character; if anything it actively harms character development in children.

If they have been bullied, I hope that you will consider allowing them to experience the martial arts as a healing and instructional experience.

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Preschool Martial Arts
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Discover why parents love our Pre-School Martial Arts program in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL. It's the perfect blend of gross motor, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why 100's of families, just like yours, trust Parks Taekwondo Federation

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Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

A specific part of our preschool and kids martial arts classes at Park’s Taekwondo Federation in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL is teaching respect, and teaching when to use their new self defense training and when to NOT use them.  We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies.  And have more humility and kindness to others though their martial arts lessons.

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   You’re kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

No, not at all! 

We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though?

A fun workout that gets results!

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your Instructors at Park’s Taekwondo Federation are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form . 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Simply choose which of our martial arts school locations is best for you:
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and choose the martial arts program you are interested in.  We’re looking forward to meeting you, and sharing our passion for martial arts with you.

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. 

You will find Park’s Taekwondo Federation in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun! 

Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started.  So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

Yes, our Instructors are very experienced in this new way of learning. We have found students in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL and around the country really LOVE our virtual and online classes – as they can keep focussed without distractions of other students and recordings can be paused and rewound for additional clarification on techniques.

We have our in-person classes and online martial arts classes.

Depending on your membership, live streaming martial arts lessons and/or OnDemand recorded lessons are a perfect way for kids and adults to learn martial arts in the comfort of your own home. Some people choose a combination of in-person and online/virtual martial arts lessons in the Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL area.

Have a chat with one of our Instructors, to find the best solution for your martial arts journey.

Our technology works with a multitude of devices. Tablets, computers, smart tv’s with internet access, smart phones. Obviously, the bigger the screen, the easier it is to see the Instructor.

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