By Collin Kreutz, 2nd dan
Are you looking to begin karate lessons or martial arts classes? Would you like to get in shape, learn to defend yourself, and most importantly, become a well educated learner and leader through consistent martial arts practices? Well, you are in luck, because the Colorado Taekwondo Institute is for you!
There are a multitude of reasons in which taekwondo or karate lessons will benefit you, all of which are offered at the highest level at the Colorado Taekwondo Institute. The mission statement of the CTI asserts, “To encourage world-class leadership through educational excellence and Moo Sul Kwan martial arts traditions”, articulating our goal of promoting education in correlation with physical fitness. Not only will beginning your journey in Taekwondo yield a stronger, quicker, and healthier physical self, but a sharper and more thoughtfully apt mental self as well. These physical and mental growths gained from taekwondo compliment and sustain each other, promoting development and progress as a person in life outside of martial arts.
Taekwondo is a great way to develop yourself physically and get in the best maintainable shape for your own body. Involving many different kinds of physical workouts, whether it be engaging in quick intense exercises, or persistent stamina building ones, martial arts is extremely effective in both building physical strength and endurance. One of the prime contributors to the physical developments gained through taekwondo is that of consistency, which is presently available more so in taekwondo than in many other sports and activities. In general, taekwondo classes will be attended twice a week, with consistent tournament and events held alongside those throughout the year. The consistency of martial arts training will ensure that you will not fall into the struggles of losing your physical fitness, even briefly, which can be an incredibly challenging pit to pull yourself out of. Additionally, our workouts are designed to build a foundation of basics in the taekwondo training before moving no to more advanced and physically adept techniques. This ensures that your body will attain a very valuable, strong, and solid physical foundation, which is extendable to the rest of your activities in your life warranting bodily fitness.
However, the CTI is not simply concerned with developing your physical self. Our five tenets of taekwondo, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit, integrity, and courtesy, are instructed into our students every single class, promoting their educational and moral developments. Taekwondo students are presented with new challenges every single day, whether it be striving for your next belt, preparing for the upcoming tournament, or even simply fixing a mistake pointed out by your instructor. Learning how to battle through new challenges in effective manners, and being able to maintain control of your mind and spirit through these challenges will be highly provocative of creating a more driven and determined individual. Additionally, students are taught a high degree of respect and honesty through their training, further developing their morally correct social and educational skills, as well as their leadership capabilities. Through training at the CTI, it can be guaranteed that the student will improve mentally as a whole, improve every other aspect of life as a more mentally healthy person.
Training at the Colorado Taekwondo Institute is the best choice anybody could make for themselves, their relatives, or their friends. So, if you are interested in karate, taekwondo, or martial arts classes, the CTI is the best place for you!