Besides the sporting and self-defense aspects, the practice one gets from Martial Arts training improves balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture.
Unlike many other forms of physical activity, Martial Arts also have a mental element which not only improves the focus of the mind but also helps provide confidence and self control.
Individuals of all ages take up Taekwondo (from 4 to 80 years old) and experience the following benefits:
- Improved muscle tone and appearance
- Increased strength and stamina
- Improved confidence
- Improved flexibility
- Improved agility and reflexes
- Improved concentration and self-esteem
- Improved leadership skills
- Greater discipline
- Reduced stress
However, it is important to point out that not all Martial Arts programs will produce the range of benefits discussed above. Taekwondo is the one martial art that guarantees all benefits and for that it comes as no surprise the fact that it has become one of the most popular activities for both adults and children, with 20 million practitioners of the sport worldwide.