Self-defence is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself from
harm. It builds your mind and body, in all sorts of different ways, so you can be ready for a real-life situation, apart from avoiding confrontation, if you can defuse a situation (talk someone down from physically assaulting you) or get away—by handing over your wallet/purse or whatever they want. This is all considered self-defense.
The self-defense moves and techniques that children learn during their martial arts training help them to develop confidence in their ability to make decisions about which move they will use to defend themselves. This helps to hone self-reliance and the confidence to make independent decisions – not just in the taekwondo school!
Self-confidence is an attitude about your skills and abilities. It means you accept and trust yourself and have a sense of control in your life. You know your strengths and weakness well, and have a positive view of yourself. This is a state of being clear-headed either that a suggestion or estimate is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective.
This believe makes them more confident in their ability to progress further and work towards their goals with consistency. We are not just a sport or an activity, we are helping to build a better future for every student by developing their self confidence.
Self-esteem means that your child values themselves, and is confident in their own worth as a human being. Taekwondo rewards effort by awarding belts or praises. This helps to boost children’s self-esteem as their efforts are recognized It is absolutely essential for a child to understand their worth as a person, and how that comes from having both self-discipline and self- confidence.
In Taekwondo, students progress in rank after they master their techniques. Your child is not competing against others, only with themselves and as they progress, they know without a doubt that they have earned those belts. They believe they can do it by developing the “Yes I CAN” attitude.
Taekwondo offers an opportunity to not only enhance your physical health but your mental health as well. Taekwondo can help reduce stress and anxiety by encouraging you to practice deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness. The physical activity associated with martial arts also raises your metabolism, builds muscle strength, increases flexibility, and improves immune system responses. All of these aspects reduce areas of potential stress as well as help improve your ability to combat and prevent the negative effects of excess stress.
Breathing and focus are also taught to harness the power of one’s own self-awareness. This self-awareness, in turn, provides the power of learning one’s strengths and weaknesses and how to genuinely listen to yourself and improve your mental health.