Discipline-Confidence-Respect                             Self Control-Self esteem-Self Defense 



TAEKWONDO is one of most systematic and scientific korean traditional martial
arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is discipline that
shows ways of enchancing our spirit ans life through training our body and mind.
Today, it has become a glogal sport that has gained an international
reputation, and stands among the official games in the olymics.
Let's take closer look at the meaning of the word "TAE "KWON" "DO" It is
composed of three parts as shown in the English spelling, though it is one word
in Korean. TAE-means-FOOT leg, KWON-means-FISTor fight and DO-means-the way or
discipline. If we can see two important concepts behin TAEKWONDO.


First, TAEKWONDO is the right way of using (TAE & KWON) 'Fists and Feet', or
all the parts of the body tha are represented by fists and feet. Second it is
a way to control or calm down  fights and keep the peace.
Taekwondo has been developing with the 5000-year long history of Korea, being
calledby several different names in the course. In Korea Taekwondo began as a
defense martial arts  called "SUBAK" or Taekkyon an developed as a way of
training body and mind in the ancient kingdom of Koguryo, under the name of
Sunbae. Inthe silla period , it had become the backbone of Hwarangdo that
aimed at producing leaders of the country.


Concentration and Focus.

Training martial arts is not a mindless
activity. It requires complete concentration and focus at all times
during training. The best part about this needed concentration, however,
is that it carries over into all parts of your children's lives. You'll
notice (and your children's teachers will probably also notice) that they
will be able to focus more on their school work and they might even have
more successful grades.

Confidence and Control.

Martial arts will help your children get in tune with their minds and bodies. This will help kids better understand themselves, their actions and their options. They know that they don't need to lose their temper to handle stressful situations and they'll also know that they have the ability to physically defend themselves if needed.

All of this knowledge will increase their confidence and over all demeanor making them appear (and be) stronger individuals and less likely to be a victim of a bully. It will also help prevent them from bullying others because they will be more aware of themselves and those around them.

Stress Reduction.

You probably already know that physical exercise is a
great stress reliever for you. Do you also know that it works for your
children as well? Any type of exercise such as jogging or playing sports
can relieve the physical stress that your children feel from daily life -
and it may be more than you'd expect. Training martial arts goes one step
further, however. It will also help your children relieve their emotional
stress because martial arts require them to concentrate their training,
not dwell on their problems


If you send your children to the right school, the Taekwondo instructors will both command and deserve respect from all of their  students. They will also be able to instill in your children that all people deserve respect, especially adults.