Taekwondo is a great form of family fitness

It’s unlikely that your son or daughter could participate in the same sports team as you. And you would probably feel a little out of place if you joined in with your son football team. Yet at Taekwondo, every age of family member can train together side by side. This is a great chance to gain respect for each family member’s abilities and an opportunity to learn from one another. As a parent, you will also be setting an invaluable example for your child about the importance of regular exercise.

In addition, Taekwondo combines the best of several forms of physical training. Stretching and callisthenics will improve your flexibility and balance. Kicking drills and partner work will improve your endurance as well as timing, and the different forms and curriculum requirements will improve your strength and muscle tone.

Best of all, no two classes are alike. You and your children will appreciate the varied, high-energy workouts and be motivated to attend lessons regularly.

Taekwondo is excellent at creating a strong family bond

The pursuit of Black Belt excellence is a worthwhile goal that will bring your family closer together. It is likely that different members of your family will progress at different rates. As a result, you will have the chance to assist, coach and cheer one another on through the different requirements.

You will also share the pride of seeing each family member advance and move on to a new belt. It is something that the entire family will be proud of!

Many parents also appreciate the fact that Taekwondo is based on the principles of courtesy, respect, and cooperation. They find that as a result of taking Taekwondo, children are more well-mannered and behave better at home. They also tend to get along with their siblings and treat household chores more responsibly.

The Taekwondo club is a great place to meet other positive people and good role models

As a parent, I’m sure you are always aware of the places your child goes and the people that surround them. Even when it comes to yourself, I’m sure you’ve always realised that the quality of people in your life often determines the quality of your life. You can be confident that you and your family will be developing relationships with sincere, motivated, healthy families dedicated to self-improvement.

Alec Kirkham 2nd Dan Assistant Instructor – Read my story