Confidence BuildingSelf confidence comes from an individual facing seemingly difficult situations and overcoming them. Our system of taking regular grading tests is proven to help overcome lack of confidence, gradually building a student's self-esteem and confidence.
Train the mind & body
Regular training in Taekwon-Do sharpens the physical reflexes, mental agility and concentration. This has been proven to aid not only a student's personal safety but also their ability to concentrate (and therefore succeed) in both educational and working environments.
In our busy, modern society stress has become a major contributor to our nation's ill health. The focus and concentration, which as a student you will gradually develop, has two distinct advantages to help alleviate the stress we all face. Firstly, whilst training, you will be able to concentrate to such a level that you will be able to "block out" the everyday stresses, providing temporary respite and "re-charge" your emotional batteries. Secondly, as your confidence and mental strength continue to develop, you will find it increasingly easy to cope with everyday stress.
Have you ever wondered why most of the people we regard as physically capable rarely resort to physical violence? Many people believe this is because of the individual's "reputation". In reality this hardly has anything to do with the situation. Put this same person in an environment where he or she is not known and they still will not be "picked on". The real reason is that individual's self confidence. It is a well known fact that a bully tends to pick on "obvious victims"- people that display physical signs of timidness (looking frightened or unsure and subconsciously displaying signs of weakness in their body language).
As your training in Taekwon-Do progresses, your ability to deal with physically threatening situations increases and as a result of this, your confidence in dealing with these situations also increases. This results in you no longer subconsciously acting as a victim! In fact, most competent martial artists never find it necessary to resort to physical violence.