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The Benefits of Learning Taekwondo: The Martial Arts Experience

   Taekwondo is just one of the many martial arts that have been around for thousands of years. Taekwondo is a martial art that emphasizes self defense, the art sequence of movements known as Poomse (Forms), curriculum involving hand and foot techniques, competitive free sparring, and much more.
   There are many benefits that come from learning Taekwondo whether you are three years of age or all the way through adulthood. The beauty of learning Taekwondo is that no matter how advanced you become in your ranking, there is always still so much more to learn, grow, and improve upon.

BENEFITS OF THE TAEKWONDO EXPERIENCE:

1. Enhancement of Self Confidence- Not only will you gain confidence in your Taekwondo curriculum, but also a higher confidence in yourself. You will learn how to speak well with others, how to perform well under pressure, and a reassurance in the ability to defend yourself if need be.

2.Enhancing Your Athletic Ability- As you work your way through the program, your stamina and endurance will increase greatly. With every kick, punch, and push-up your body will begin to work harder and improve your overall physical fitness. Who doesn't love to be in shape, right?!

3. Self Defense- As a martial artist, you learn many self defense techniques whether it be standing up, on the ground, and even pushed up against a wall. No matter what the situation is, you will learn a correlating technique so you will always have the confidence to defend yourself. Self defense is much needed now in this day and age between unexpected attacks and even bullying. A Taekwondo student will always have the essential tools to feel comfortable in any situation.

4. Patience- Martial arts in general, especially Taekwondo, will teach you a great deal of patience. As you progress through the belt ranks, not only will you have to wait in order to be eligible to test for your next rank, but also will develop patience for learning new techniques and curriculum.

5. Developing a "Can Do" Attitude- There is so much to learn in Taekwondo between curriculum, self defense, patience, stamina, etc. Above all, one of the most important things you can develop is a "can do" attitude. You will learn to never give up on yourself and that no matter how difficult something may be, with the right attitude you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. This can be applied not only in the dojo, but also in life. Your attitude determines your altitude!

   The art of Taekwondo, personally, has taught me many things that I am able to use in all aspects of my life. I am CERTAIN that you can achieve these same benefits that I have as long as you give your all, keep working at it, and never give up! The benefits that come from learning Taekwondo are endless and is definitely something that every individual should try at least once in their lifetime.
   What are some of the benefits you have experienced from learning Taekwondo? Comment below and we look forward to hearing from you!

-The Arizona Dragons Taekwondo Family

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