TaeKwonDo is an excellent workout. In every class, you will punch with both arms, kick with both feet, and bounce on your toes as you practice sparring moves. The positive effect on your physical health will be seen right away.
After practising TaeKwonDo for just a few weeks, many people feel calmer and better able to handle matters in their lives with greater clarity and focus.
Benefits For Children:
Children can start classes as early as 4 or 5 years old. In terms of physical fitness, coordination is developed as TaeKwonDo helps strengthen both sides of the body as the child learns to kick with both legs and block/punch with both arms. Class workouts start with warm-up runs around the Dojang and stretching, followed by physical training to improve techniques. Concentration and focus is improved by studying TaeKwonDo forms, defined sets of body movements.
Self-defence is another excellent reason for children to learn TaeKwonDo. There are many girls at our school, and in addition to getting good exercise, they are learning techniques that can help keep them safe, which of course applies to the boys as well.