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Cheryl Diana reviewed Wu-Yi Taekwondo
5
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My son enjoys being part of the Wu-Yi Taekwondo Academy. In the 5 months since he’s joined, I have noticed he has more confidence in himself & his behaviour at home has improved. The instructors are wonderful with the kids & very supportive.

Melissa Hendriks reviewed Wu-Yi Taekwondo
5
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My daughter loves going to taekwondo here. She is learning so much and she is learning to be more confident in herself as she’s noticing she’s able to do more than she thought she could. Thank you for making her feel like she can accomplish anything.

Satish Chandran reviewed Wu-Yi Taekwondo
5
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My daughter loves going to Wu Yi taekwondo academy. She would not want to miss even a single class. The academy is more than just learning Martial Arts. They also learn life skills, descipline, self control, mental strength, courtesy and respect. The instructors are very dedicated and helpful and attend to kids based on their level of understanding and comfort. The weekly review system allows parent to interact with the instructors periodically and keep track of kids progress. Big kudos to Justin, Jonathan, Epson and Erick for their exception support and good work.

Kathleen Powroznik reviewed Wu-Yi Taekwondo
5
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My daughter enjoys her classes and is progressing! She has been in this class for almost 10 months and is very excited to come every day. I like the multiple teachers and all of the teachers are willing to help. She is learning discipline, focus and gaining strength. She doesn’t want to miss a class for anything. She has become a very strong willed little girl and I can thank her teachers at Wu-Yi Taekwondo. Her self control and confidence are growing tremendously. The fundamental skills of kicking and punching for self defence and the ethics they teach the children are very important for them to learn. The teachers review with the children lots and include fun games after the child focus for a long time. I am happy that they do the stamina training. This is very beneficial to my daughters health and well being. I hope she is able to stay within this program until she completes her training.

Coy Guerrero reviewed Wu-Yi Taekwondo
5
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My son has always had issues with his self-esteem. Ever since enrolling at Wu-Yi Taekwondo Academy he's been slowly but surely building up his confidence; enough at least to learn that failing isn't necessarily a bad thing; and that everything worth acheiving requires hard work. Today (literally) he's putting together a band with his classmates to perform at a talent show later this month - which I never would've thought he could do. I attribute his new found confidence with the discipline, encouragement, and positive reinforcement he gets from his Masters at Wu-Yi Taekwondo Academy.

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Martial Arts for Kids: 5 Benefits of Taekwondo

Do you have any children interested in practicing Taekwondo?

It is no secret that martial arts for kids continue to grow in popularity. From movies, video games, competitive sports, and other mediums, martial arts continues to show itself in many different forms. Since martial arts started becoming more and more popular in North America, all sorts of different martial arts have now become available to learn from many parts of the world. 

 

Taekwondo is perhaps one of the most popular and widely-available options nowadays, and it offers a unique set of techniques and skillsets that your child could learn and practice. In this article, we’d like to share with you some of the most important considerations when deciding if Taekwondo is right for your child

 

The 5 core benefits Taekwondo offers

Like any other martial art, Taekwondo also offers some very crucial benefits to a dedicated child. Whether your child wants to learn Taekwondo for one reason or another, here are some of the benefits you might observe them go through:

 

1. A strong sense of self-discipline

One of the biggest game-changers as a parent comes from observing your child appreciating and practicing self-discipline. It’s a fundamental component of becoming responsible, and holding oneself accountable for their actions (or inactions). Martial arts, like Taekwondo, have a profound way of helping children learn and value these concepts through deeply-rooted philosophies that have carried through previous generations of practitioners. We help children understand that gratification is earned, and is not instant. 

 

2. A permanent boost to self-esteem and self-confidence

Practicing Taekwondo is a humbling experience. As practitioners, we are not facing judgement from our partners or opponents, but rather from ourselves. Martial arts helps us to get beyond negative self-judgement, and to focus on constantly developing and improving on ourselves. Children often find it comforting to know that they are practicing something fun in a positive environment, and are in many cases unknowingly reshaping their character for the better, through better self-esteem and more self-confidence. 

3. Regular physical activity

This one’s quite obvious, but important to note, as children often require physical activity on a regular basis. Taekwondo is unique when it comes to this benefit, especially when it comes to some of the more advanced kicks and demonstration moves that are taught later on. They require a certain level of flexibility, strength, and coordination, so we make it imperative to help the child develop and improve to the point where they can seamlessly practice these moves.   

4. Socialization and leadership skills

Socialization is hard to teach, and it’s therefore also hard to learn, especially when it comes to younger children. That said, when the purpose of martial arts is to reach a collective set of goals, it is not uncommon to find that children will adapt to the situation by learning how to interact with one another. Over time, their socialization and leadership skills will develop, and they are also able to understand and develop SMART goals of their own. These skills are incredibly important in our increasingly modern world, and Taekwondo can help your child learn this early on. 

5. Learning that nobody is perfect

Mistakes, failures, errors, and all of the words in between can often evoke some pretty negative feelings. Some children take this with even stronger feelings, because a part of them is saying that only perfection is acceptable by both their peers and adults. Sometimes these feelings are not addressed, meaning that failure experienced by the young adult, for example, is just an amplified version of the same feeling they carried since childhood. Taekwondo practiced at a young age will certainly address this topic, and over time, your child will also learn and be okay with the fact that nobody is perfect, and that mistakes are such an important part of learning anything new.