Physical Benefits of Martial Arts

No matter what discipline of martial arts you choose, whether it is karate, kung fu, taekwondo, jujitsu, judo, aikido, tai-chi, kendo or another one of the many forms of martial arts, the styles may differ but the benefits should remain the same.
Unlike working out alone at a gym, taekwondo provides character development and self defense, in addition to physical fitness. Students of all ages learn the essential characteristics found in the most successful leaders: perserverance, self-esteem, a strong work ethic, and confidence.

Parents will find that their children develop their respect, their manners, and their confidence. Our program provides the means to improve their grades and their happiness through discipline and our Character Development program. Half of all participants in martial arts are aged 4-17, and these formative years are a focus for our curriculum.

After seeing the impact on their children, many parents make the decision to pursue taekwondo as well. One third of all students are female, and many of them began as parents and spectators.

This emphasis on personal development is why most people pursue martial arts, and why we make it a priority. At USTA, we understand the benefits of taekwondo, and the skills and positive development that it can provide for an entire lifetime.

Improved Physical Fitness

Increased Social Skills:

Martial arts strongly emphasize self discipline and self control as a core component of its teachings. Self leadership and the ability to deal with others in a mature way is the result.

Stress Relief

Kicking, punching and Ki-hap(yelling) are a great release, no matter what your age. 
Make no mistake: Martial arts is a great workout! It is a total body workout your stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance and strength will all show signs of improvement.

Enhanced Self Esteem

By learning these skills and improving your physical condition, you become more comfortable in all situations - whether you're in danger or simply doing a task that takes you beyond your comfort zone. Kids have a new sense of self-confidence, making them virtually "bully proof."

Respect for Values

Honesty, courtesy, integrity, perseverance and excellence are some curriculum areas of focus. These qualities help both children and adults become great leaders.

Increased Focus and Concentration

From the very first day of class, students are challenged to think as much as they act. Learning the forms and movements reinforces working memory. That's why the Mayo Clinic specifically counts the martial arts such as taekwondo among the effective therapies for ADD and ADHD.