TAEKWONDO EXPERIENCE OVER 15 YEARS!
U.S. Taekwondo Chino Hills
We offer the best martial arts special program for your child. Foster responsibility, gain self-defense and self-esteem, and develop discipline and a winning attitude. With both our locations under the supervision of Grand Master Ho Won Park, instructor for the Royal Army Military for the King of Malaysia and for various foreign police services, you can rest assured your child will develop the concentration, strength, and discipline he or she needs.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, similar to karate, with an emphasis on kicking techniques. The reasoning behind this is the leg is more powerful and has a longer reach than the arm. Translated, taekwondo means “the way of the fist foot.”
Benefits of Taekwondo
One of the main benefits of taekwondo is improving a child’s strength and balance. Because taekwondo depends on kicking, practitioners learn to balance their weight on one leg to leave the other one free to strike. This also helps strengthen the muscles of the torso. Taekwondo can also help improve coordination. Arm and leg muscles become stronger as a child practices strikes.
Learning the patterns and sequences of taekwondo requires concentration and attention, and sparring requires focus on both one’s self and one’s opponent. Taekwondo teaches breathing and meditation techniques to assist in learning focus.
Discipline and Respect
Taekwondo students must learn to follow directions from an instructor and are expected to show respect to the instructor. Students are also expected to show respect to their opponents before and after a sparring match. Don’t expect taekwondo to turn a hard-to-discipline child into an angel, though. But you might see an improvement in general politeness.
As children dedicate themselves to a goal in taekwondo — say, learning a particular strike, earning a belt or practicing how to break a board — they gain confidence as they observe their own progress and increasing mastery. This self-confidence can then be carried over into other areas of your child’s life.