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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