Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Who should take Tae Kwon Do?
The martial arts have so much to offer people in
all age groups. What many people don’t know is that back in the 60s and 70s, martial arts was primarily an adult activity.
Then, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Karate Kid movies arrived, and we saw a shift in the market. For about 20 years,
we started seeing more and more children participating in martial arts. Then, when Tae Bo hit the market in the 90s, we started
seeing more adults, specifically women, enter the picture. Teens were excited at the introduction of XMA (Xtreme Martial Arts)
and, now, due to the growing popularity of mixed martial arts, we have seen the adult participation numbers increase but,
this time, by adult males. As the martial arts evolve and people see it has so much to offer, one thing holds true: martial
arts benefits everyone.
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For children, there may be no better activity for learning self-discipline, self-control, goal
setting skills, respect, and courtesy than martial arts. Teenagers find a fun and safe place to develop the same skills as
children, but in a judgment-free zone, where they can also make new friends. Both men and woman find the fitness and self-defense
aspects second to none. Of course, adults also learn discipline and focus, but find it’s great for social networking,
too. If you’re a parent of a student or an
adult who has thought about taking classes, now is a great time. We are a Martial Arts Industry Association school and subscribe
to the highest training standards. Set an appointment today and see how we can have a positive impact on you and your family
through martial arts classes.