Benefits of Taekwondo

Men & Women
Men and women will gain confidence to cope with daily problems and situations. The Muskoka Taekwondo adults program will help release tensions caused by constant pressures and responsibilities. You will develop increased stamina and energy to deal with everyday routines. Students learn skills to overcome an attacker, and gain self-esteem and confidence. You will notice the difference in yourself, and so will your family and friends!

Children
Parents want their kids to be strong and healthy and do well. Our program aids in building children’s confidence and character. They will develop leadership skills, gain physical fitness and mental alertness, which will give them confidence in themselves, extending outside the dojang to the family and the classroom. Their new source of energy and agility will help them perform better in many situations and the sense of respect instilled by Muskoka Taekwondo will be a benefit to their family and teachers.

REMEMBER
… The martial arts training provided by our programs is not a “roughneck” activity. Rather than encouraging aggression, martial arts training will help individuals channel aggressive energy into acceptable forms of competition and personal behavior. Muskoka Taekwondo students have a respect for their physical ability and at Muskoka Taekwondo we teach our students to use their abilities properly. The secret of effective martial arts as taught by Muskoka Taekwondo is not just strength, weight or muscle, but a knowledge of practiced techniques.

Physically -Taekwondo develops coordination, motor skills, agility, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, balance, posture, cardiovascular fitness, aerobic fitness and anaerobic fitness.

Morally -Taekwondo promotes good character and a non-violent attitude by teaching courtesy, humility, integrity, respect for others, self reliance and courage. In response to conflict, Taekwondo teaches calmness, avoidance and neutralization. It features a non-confrontational and controlled approach to aggression by the teaching of self control, self confidence and violence-as-a-last-resort response to conflict.

Psychologically -Taekwondo reduces tension and anxiety by providing a socially acceptable means of physical self expression, the control of aggression and the venting of hostility and frustration in a healthy, beneficial manner. It requires self respect, complete self control and a respect for others, whether a training partner or an adversary. Taekwondo also provides a means of personal achievement and advancement through the mastery of its curriculum, testing and progression through belt levels. Dedication to attaining a goal and achievement of that goal improve one’s self image and one’s sense of self worth.

Aesthetically -Taekwondo involves the mastery of skills and techniques and allows some latitude for personal style and self expression. It begins from a set of core techniques and develops natural talents in each individual. Rhythm, timing, balance, proper form and proper breathing are all essential for correct technical execution.

Mentally – Taekwondo practitioners learn focused concentration and detachment from external distractions. There is beauty and grace in the practice of the Taekwondo Techniques, and great satisfaction in mastering and controlling one’s mind and body in the activity of demanding physical exercise.