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Students often ask: When will I get my next belt? What do I need to do to get a stripe? Because stripes and belts mark progress in the martial arts, the real question is: How can I get better at Taekwondo? The keys to success in martial arts, as in life, include consistency, commitment, and effort. And stripes and belt promotions mark progress. For specific tips on getting better at Taekwondo, read on.

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Published: January 10, 2022

Categories: Success Strategies, Taekwondo, Training Tips

Taekwondo is good for the brain. Scientific studies show that martial arts practice can improve cognitive function and neurotrophic factors associated with brain health. Specifically, hard martial arts (karate, Taekwondo, kung fu, and judo) stimulate the development of cognitive function in children and adolescents, and decelerate cognitive decline in middle-aged and older adults. 

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Published: August 25, 2021

Categories: Benefits of Taekwondo, Health and Wellness, Success Strategies, Taekwondo

Taekwondo helps students thrive in tough times. When we are happy and healthy, it is easy to be on our best behavior: kind, generous, motivated, disciplined, and productive. But during tough times, stress, anxiety, and disappointments can wear us down. When martial artists tap into the inner resources they develop through Taekwondo training, they make the best of difficult situations.

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The ability to set goals and then work to achieve them is an important life skill that can be learned through martial arts training. Taekwondo is an ideal method for honing the focus, concentration, and persistence needed to achieve life goals. Further, our system of earning belts provides motivation for working systematically and consistently to achieve goals.

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Published: January 11, 2020

Categories: Benefits of Taekwondo, Success Strategies, Taekwondo

New Year’s Day less than two weeks away. And this January 1st begins not only a new year, but also a new decade — making NOW a perfect time to THINK BIG and lay out of plan for whom we want to be in the 2020s. Here’s the thing though. While most of us will wake up on January 1 with a renewed determination to make 2020 our best year yet, waaayyyy over half of us will quit our resolutions by the end of the month. So if resolutions seldom work AND we want to make big changes, what’s the solution?

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Published: December 21, 2019

Categories: Health and Wellness, Success Strategies, Training Tips