Taekwondo is not simply about being taught how to fight. It can be beneficial in many ways that are not immediately obvious. Primarily, your fitness, strength and suppleness can all be improved through regular training.
Health benefits of taekwondo
The following health benefits of taekwondo are listed by British Taekwondo:
- Improved muscle tone and appearance
- Increased strength and stamina
- Improved confidence
- Improved flexibility
- Improved agility and reflexes
- Improved concentration and self-esteem
- Improved leadership skills
- Greater discipline
- Reduced stress
Other reasons for doing taekwondo can be supplied by current club members. Most talk of an increased confidence level. The knowledge of self-defence imparted also helps many feel less anxious walking about town. A last important feature is that, during exam term, many students find taekwondo is a great thing to do to relieve stress.
If you’ve always wanted to take up a martial art then taekwondo is for you. Come along and try it out. Your first class is free, so there’s no excuse.