Friday, June 13, 2014

Give a Kick-Start to Your Kid’s Growth – Taekwondo for Health

Are you looking for a safe and fun sport that your child can grow with? Does your child need to develop good habits that include sportsmanship, respect, discipline, and focus. Taekwondo is a great way to help your child learn to love exercise and competition the right way. Kids’ taekwondo classes help your child achieve goals, get in great shape, and meet new friends. In Golden, taekwondo classes are available through the Colorado Taekwondo Institute, entering its fourth decade as the state’s premier martial arts training school. Learning the power of the kick will never seem so healthy and productive.

Safety First
Parents are always rightfully concerned about their kids’ safety when they begin participating in sports, particularly at a young age. Although injuries are often a reality when it comes to physical sports, taekwondo classes at the Colorado Taekwondo Institute are very safe for children (and adults alike).
  • Custom Suspension Floors – Each campus of the Colorado Taekwondo Institute has fully custom built, suspension floors. These floors, built much like a gymnastic floor, make the strenuous workouts of our classes much easier on the feet, ankles, knees and back.
  • Sparring Pads – Sparring is something done in class that is the closest thing to a real life situation for students to practice. But safety comes first. Student wear protective gear and we spar "point style", so there is no full contact sparring. This is much safer for students and students are able to spar without the fear of injury.
  • Spacious Workout Areas - In each class, students are kicking and punching. Luckily each of our campuses, including the Golden campus, have very spacious workout areas. This way there is plenty of room for students to practice their moves without accidently hitting anyone else.
  • Structured Classes - Classes are very structured and organized, so children are not messing around. Our dynamic instructors keep your children moving and learning, so there is no goofing around during class.
Loving Physical Fitness
Every parent wants to ensure that their child grows up to be physically fit and healthy. Obesity rates are growing in the U.S. and kids need a safe and healthy way to burn calories and develop good muscle strength. Exercise also boosts your child’s energy level, allowing them to be more active without getting fatigued, and form a lifelong love for physical fitness.Thankfully, Colorado blesses children with plenty of sunshine for outdoor activities, but Golden taekwondo and other Colorado-wide training campuses allow children to participate year-round in their favorite physical activity.
In addition to being a great way to exercise and stay physically fit, kids’ taekwondo offers students a chance to build great core strength and develop excellent gross motor skills. Using the foot as a fist helps them develop agility and confidence with all of their body movements, skills that easily translate to other sports and activities like performance and dance.

Taekwondo for Boys
Many young men face issues with aggression control and hyperactivity as they mature into their adolescent years. Taekwondo training is a great way for boys to harness their energy toward positive and healthy goals. Often, young boys can learn to be less aggressive, more confident, and even more respectful of others through the process of earning belts and learning the tenets of perseverance, integrity, focus, and discipline.
Taekwondo training can also be very beneficial for boys that struggle with attention deficit disorders that might make them lag behind in school. Through the process of achieving goals and earning belts, boys build their self-esteem and learn ways to foster inner peace through meditation and calming practices that they can use in the classroom for greater success.

Taekwondo for Girls, Too
Taekwondo is not just a great way for boys to harness energy and compete against one another. Taekwondo training is a great way for girls to develop the same qualities and tackle some of the specific challenges faced by young women. Physical fitness and agility training helps young girls develop a healthy body image early on, leading to a lifetime of good health and self-confidence that can translate to their social interactions and success in all areas of life.
Martial art training is becoming more and more popular for young girls, not just as a self-defense technique, but simply as a way for girls to show their own strength and ability to achieve goals on par with their male counterparts. Taekwondo is also a safe way for girls to participate in sports on the same level with boys and excel toward a hierarchy of goals and belts.


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