The Martial Art that Builds Character: Taekwondo for Kids
- 14 April 2023
As a physical education facilitator, I have witnessed firsthand the numerous benefits of Taekwondo training for students.
Taekwondo benefits go far beyond physical fitness. The practice of Taekwondo can help children develop better motor skills, balance, and coordination, which are crucial for success in any sport or activity. Moreover, the flexibility and agility gained from Taekwondo training can translate to improved performance in other sports.
In addition to the physical benefits, Taekwondo can help children build self-confidence, reduce stress, and develop better-coping mechanisms for frustration and failure. These skills are invaluable and can serve children well in all areas of their lives.
Furthermore, the cognitive benefits of Taekwondo are equally impressive. The focus and concentration required for this martial art can improve cognitive skills such as perception, strategic thinking, analyzing, and decision-making skills. Additionally, the practice of Taekwondo can fasten information processing and strengthen reflex actions.
At Oakridge International School Bachupally, I have observed that students who practice Taekwondo show marked improvement in their physical fitness, self-confidence, and cognitive skills. The instructors at the school have done an excellent job of providing a safe and supportive environment for students to learn and grow.
In conclusion, Taekwondo can be highly beneficial for children’s physical, cognitive, and strategic development. It is not just a martial art but also a mental art that promotes focus, concentration, memory, problem-solving, creativity, discipline, and self-control. These skills are invaluable and can be applied to various areas of children’s lives, making it a valuable activity for their overall development.
Manas Ranjan Sahoo
Physical Education Coordinator
Oakridge International School Bachupally