Taekwondo-Promotes-Personal-Growth-TKO-TaekwondoTaekwondo serves as both a physical and mental practice, emphasizing the strengthening of both the body and the mind. Through disciplined practice, students can learn new skills that translate to life outside of martial arts.

Here are three ways Taekwondo promotes personal growth:

1. Respect

Taekwondo commands a high level of respect that helps promote structure and discipline in student’s lives. The respect learned in your martial arts practice can be carried to other settings, such as school, home, and society.

Students must respect and honor their teachers. One way to demonstrate respect is by bowing to your instructor at the beginning and end of class. At the same time, students are held to a high standard of self-respect. There is the expectation that you’ll come to class neatly dressed and prepared to focus on the daily lessons. Students are also required to respect their martial arts school and adhere to its rules.

2. Accountability

Students of Taekwondo are accountable for their behavior and their practice. Students are responsible for their own effort and focus during class. They witness their progress in a tangible way, through belt ranks. The greater the effort, and the stronger the sense of discipline, the more likely students will progress into the next belt rank.

Taekwondo also cultivates accountability through concentration. Students are expected to come to class prepared and ready to focus during instruction. For a class to be conducted with structure, each student is responsible for controlling their own behavior. Students must also honor their peers and instructors by paying attention and adhering to rules. These actions develop and promote accountability in school, work, and many other areas of daily life.

3. Confidence

Because Taekwondo involves promotion through belt ranks, it also offers students opportunities to see progress and strive for improvement. Students build confidence by working hard and progressing through belt-ranks as a sign of their success. The confidence students gain by taking ownership of their efforts and achievements can also be carried into their daily lives.

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