Good Habits The habits we practice as children actually become "hard-wired" in our brains as adults. The good habits of respect, perseverance, courtesy, and courage your children will develop from martial arts will remain with them for life. Confidence Childhood and adolescence are also when we establish how we think of ourselves. Children who practice martial arts develop confidence, which translates into a positive self-image. Weight Management The Center for Disease Control now refers to obesity in children as an epidemic. Martial art training provides intense (and fun) exercise to help your children lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight. Tae Kwon Do for Adults Weight Management and Cardiovascular Health As our lifestyle becomes more sedentary, exercise becomes more important. Martial art training provides weight control, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and strength training for a healthy body now, and continued good health as we get older. Practical Self Defense Taekwondo is premier methods of self defense, enabling practitioners to defeat armed or multiple aggressors. Great Family Activity Class time is a great way for spouses, siblings, parents and children, or even whole families to spend time together. The shared excitement keeps family members talking even outside of the classroom, and the common goals of belt advancement or even tournaments keeps family members engaged in each other's lives.
Five Tenets of Tae Kwon Do
Courtesy (Ye Ui) The showing of politeness in one's attitude and behavior toward others.
Integrity (Yom Chi) The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
Perseverance (In Nae) Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Self Control (Guk Gi) Essential in behavior to achieve goals and to avoid impulses and/or emotions that could prove to be negative.
Indomitable Spirit (Baekjul Boolgool) impossible to subdue or defeat.
Yong In Tiger is dedicated to creating a positive environment for learning. We instill qualities of respect, integrity and strong work ethic. Our goals are: To teach the highest quality martial arts To empower our students with valuable skills for daily life To contribute to a safe and peaceful community Our training includes skills valuable in daily life: cooperation, respect, self-control, focus, and confidence. We know from experience that training in Tae Kwon Do helps students develop positive character traits that will help them at school, at home and at play. We believe that helping an individual student to improve themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally has an impact that reaches beyond that student. As a result, each Yong In Tiger student and their instructors help to make the world a better place!