Taekwondo for You

With the New Year coming, many people begin thinking of resolutions they would like to start.  Many people desire self-improvement.  They consider their actions and goals.  Some individuals might join a new health club or start a new hobby.  Are you one of these individuals?  What is your resolution for the New Year?  Have you considered Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is a popular Olympic sport.  It is a martial art that emphasizes kicking techniques.  Taekwondo is a fun way to get in shape and stay healthy.  Martial Arts can help you develop fancy footwork, stunning spin moves, and spectacular striking techniques.  It can also help you meet new people and make new friends.  Furthermore, it can help you in a self-defense situation.

Did you know that Taekwondo could help you mentally and spiritually as well?  Martial art instruction helps many people develop their self-confidence, focus, and discipline.  Instructors usually share knowledge and wisdom on how students can develop their character as well.

When martial artists take a promotion test, they must present their proficiency with techniques and forms.  They must also demonstrate their knowledge of Taekwondo terminology and traditions.  Students often cite the “Tenets of Taekwondo” during the promotion test.  They will provide details on what these terms mean to them.  Here are the “Tenets of Taekwondo” and examples on how they can help a person contribute to a better world:

Tenet #1:  Courtesy

Courtesy is considering the feelings of other people as well as your own.  It is treating other people the way you would like to be treated.  An example of courtesy could be a person that cleans the lint trap after using the dryer.

Tenet #2:  Integrity

Integrity is demonstrating honesty and being trustworthy.  It is having to an inclination to do what is right.  A person with integrity will feel bad about knocking over a vase, but will admit that the accident is his fault.

Tenet #3:  Perseverance

Perseverance is the desire to achieve a goal despite obstacles or setbacks.  It is a willingness to move forward despite the feeling to stop.  An example of perseverance is a customer that is able to use her phone app to save 15% on her purchase despite having problems using her password.

Tenet #4:  Self-Control

Self-control is the ability to control emotions so they do not affect decisions negatively.  A person that is “cut off” on the road may feel anger.  This anger may lead to a decision to get back.  A person with self-control, however, will keep his anger under control to avoid negative consequences or future regrets.

Tenet #5:  Indomitable Spirit

Indomitable spirit is the desire to stand by your convictions despite opposition from other people.  For example, a person that strongly believes in her ability to become an actor will have the courage to continue her dream despite friends and relatives giving her reasons why she cannot succeed.


Many people dream of becoming a black belt in Taekwondo.  Now that you know the “Tenets of Taekwondo,” you are a step closer to achieving a black belt yourself.  If you are interested in learning more about Taekwondo, the Taekwondo-Training.com website has a lot of helpful information.  There is also a directory on the Internet that could help you locate a school in your neighborhood.  Many schools offer inexpensive introductory programs to help you find out if Taekwondo is right for you.  Taekwondo may be the resolution for you.



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