Taekwondo is one of the most popular martial arts across the world. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness recommends this Korean martial art for children as young as 6 years old. However, you can find classes for younger children and can sign up your child for a taekwondo class once they turn 4. A lot of parents have misconceptions regarding martial arts and think that these classes will teach their children to fight or that they will learn self-defense.
There are other benefits associated with taking a taekwondo class.
– An essay by Saya Aizeki-Nevins
Taekwondo has inspired me to help my family, friends, and community in as many ways as I can.
Korea has a history that is as long and as exciting as Tae Kwon Do. Originally, started by a legendary soldier king, Dongoon, the kingdom was formed into one nation from many tribes about 23 centuries before Christ. The kingdom was founded at the high point of Egypt’s existence but a few centuries prior to the Roman Empire. It lasted for over 12 centuries.
Most people assume that Tae Kwon Do is training in self-defense, punching and kicking. It’s also much more than training in physical and mental coordination. From the art, an individual can carry on the spirit into other aspects of life. A person can secure a peaceful and stable life by finding harmony between nature and oneself.