By: Lee Tomjack, Jeffco Middle School Teacher
The workouts at the Colorado Taekwondo Institute are not just about building up physical strength, coordination, and agility. It’s also about building up the mind of the person, as well as the body. CTI students regularly practice positive thinking, making proper choices, planning ahead, strategizing, and helping others, both in their dojang and in their community at large. CTI is trying to produce leaders who can help others in their learning and in the world at large as well.
Martial arts is not just about sparring and breaking boards. It’s about making yourself into a better person who takes responsibility for their life and the well being of others. We can fight, but we choose not to. We could sit back and watch others struggle with their daily lives, but we choose to help others be more successful instead. This can be by helping them with their training, improving their confidence and thinking skills, and helping them in their daily lives as well, through our food drives and other community outreach charity efforts as well.