Along this amazing journey I have worked with thousands of children, teenagers and adults. Many young girls started training in Martial Arts and I was fortunate to see many of them develop from a very young age, going through their ranks, growing to become confident young women.
Some girls are athletic, assertive and stand out from the very beginning of their martial arts journey, some find it quite challenging. Regardless of how they started their Taekwondo journey, with proper guidance and the tremendous support of their families, I have watched these girls become fierce black belts and exceptional martial artists. Taekwondo is the perfect environment for women, Taekwondo proves to be a martial art that encourages growth, and that growth is experienced by all students, regardless of gender or social status.
There are many ways our students benefit from martial arts training at US World Class Taekwondo Bethany but today I will list the top 3 in my book:
Today's social media promotes superficial values and our martial arts program provides a grounding environment for children, girls in particular.
They receive many psychological social and emotional benefits that are tied into many areas of life. the structured nature of traditional martial arts instills focus, self-control, listening skills and discipline.These are character values that are hard to find in the images fed to our youth through these social media channels. Martial arts offers the opportunity to build social skills, long lasting friendships with their peers who have one thing in common, they kick together! They become part of the big worldwide martial arts family.
2. Skills and Physical fitness.
The athletic abilities developed in Taekwondo carry over into other sports. Girls become, stronger and healthier. Muscular strength, speed, agility, endurance, flexibility, coordination, balance. Taekwondo is also an olympic sport that girls can participate and excel at.
There is great confidence that comes with being able to protect yourself. This is empowering. Bullying is still a problem in schools but it is known that girls seem to be attacking other girls more than ever. If you know that your children are prepared to hold their own if ever confronted with such situations that is a bit of relief.
Bullies always target those who seem passive or less of a challenge. When they know that your girl will speak up and kick hard, it's less likely that she will be tested.
Ok. please allow me to list a fourth BENEFIT: It's so cool and a lot of fun!
If you have any questions on how to get your kid or teen started, US World Class Taekwondo is located at the heart of Bethany Village Centre in Portland Oregon , by QFC and Bethany's table on the corner of 153rd and NW Central Dr. We accept kids for enrollment ages 3 and up. Give us a call at 5035319096 or fill out the contact form and we will be happy to get you started.
George Hristescu is currently the president of the Oregon State Taekwondo, and a leader of the US World Class Taekwondo Association. He also served as an executive council member of the Pan American Taekwondo Union overseeing forty plus countries in the pan am region and taught thousands of students in the Pacific Northwest. He is a 7th degree Black Belt. international referee, author, and designer of numerous martial arts programs with over 30 years of practice in the field. Master George immigrated to the United States in the year of 2003 and established the US World Class Taekwondo Bethany Black Belt Academy in West Portland. Soon thereafter, established ten more successful martial arts school, helping and guiding many young black belts to start a career in teaching martial arts and living their best life.