The Benefits of Martial Arts Training Extend Far Beyond Just Physical Fitness
“People who continue to practice the martial arts for prolonged periods are different from the general populace in these ways: they have a lower level of anxiety; an increased sense of responsibility; they are less likely to be radical; they have an increased level of self-esteem; and they are more socially intelligent.” (Source – Psychology Today, May 1985.)
Beneficial For Kids With ADHD
Many parents enroll their children in tae kwon do because the structured classes help kids develop greater concentration skills and focus. Studies show that a complex physical activity, like martial arts, strengthens neural pathways and networks in the brain, and enables kids with ADD/ADHD to practice self-control. Movement helps them develop coordination while building strength resulting in increased focusing ability. This enables them to block out distractions and listen better at home and at school and ultimately do better with homework.
“Doing Tae Kwon Do helps Nat regain control when she’s becoming unhinged, and she’s working on using that as a coping skill.” -Kay Marner, ADHD Parenting Blog
“At its highest and best, taekwondo not only improves the physical skills of the practitioner but, also, elevates both the mind and the spirit. Drills provided can be a powerful tool in helping ADD students learn to focus their minds on a task and increase their attention span.” -Dr. Diana Dunlap
Builds Confidence and Self-Esteem
A child who is insecure or shy is susceptible to negative peer pressure and a more likely target for bullying. If your child is shy, it might be hard to imagine him or her putting on a uniform, stepping onto the mat and learning martial arts. Martial arts instructors understand this fear and can turn such experiences into powerful lessons of empowerment. Martial arts instructors undergo extensive training. They know how to build an excellent rapport by offering plenty of praise and encouragement. It is their job to bring out the best in every child.
Martial arts provide positive experiences for children and offers tangible goals and rewards that help them stay focused. The black belt curriculum provides a built-in tangible goal system that provides both short and long term goals represented by the different colored belts and the “tip” system for belt advancement. Kids learn they can achieve more than they thought possible when they put their best effort into something and persevere. By seeing their skills improve and goals become reality, children gain a sense of accomplishment; they feel more in control of their situation, and feelings of helplessness disappear.
“A black belt is just a white belt who refused to give up”
All new students get started with a trial program. You’ll receive a free uniform, start with a private lesson and experience our group classes in your preferred school location. Because we know about the transformations that occur with martial arts training, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to see for yourself all of the great benefits you will find at our school.
How Does It Work?
You’ll start by scheduling your private 1-on-1 session with one of our certified black belt instructors. This will allow you to learn some techniques before joining one of our group classes.
We understand that starting something new can be intimidating for some children (and adults too!) so we purposely conduct our private lesson in space that’s separate from the main training area, yet still encourages family members to observe our teaching philosophy at work.
Your one-time payment of $19.95 includes:
- One private lesson
- One group class
- FREE Uniform
- Observe classes and speak with our instructors
- Discuss your goals (for yourself or your child)
- Personal tour of our facilities
- Review our flexible class schedule
- Review our curriculum and program options
How To Get Started
Getting started is easy! Just click on the “Get Started” button below to schedule your first private lesson appointment. You’ll select your preferred school location and the date/time that works best for your schedule.
If you have questions you can send us an email, or speak with a manager by calling us at 703-858-7771. We look forward to seeing you in class!