Courtesy | Integrity | Perseverance | Self-Control | Indomitable Spirit
The Physical benefits will be immediately noticeable for children of all ages. The rudimentary self defense moves of Taekwon-do, such as kicking, punching, striking, and blocking, teach children coordination and concentration. As children become more advanced, they will learn the more dynamic techniques of Taekwon-do, such as combinations and jumping and spinning kicks. Overall, Taekwon-do offers a full mind and body workout for children. The techniques and format of the classes are fun and exciting and bring out the best in each child.
Unlike other after school sports, Taekwon-do practice is extremely individual and personal to each child. Everyone participates equally in class and each child’s goals and achievements are unique and personal to him or herself. We monitor each child’s progress carefully and set individualized goals for them to achieve. The objective is to help all students reach their highest potential in the martial arts, but more importantly, we hope our children will grow up strong and healthy with a solid foundation for life.
Aliso Hills Taekwon-do teaches in a traditional manner, and as such, the students are held to a high standard of discipline and conduct. Our children are taught to answer their instructors with “Yes Sir” or “Yes Ma’am” on the very first day and are then slowly introduced to the other basic courtesies and ethics of martial arts practice. Through little courtesies like bowing, children learn discipline and respect, which will often carry over into their home lives.
We also teach children the tenets of Taekwon-do by expecting higher standards during practice. The tenets of Taekwon-do are: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit. By focusing on these virtues we try to develop Self-Esteem, Kindness, Confidence, and Spirit in all our students.
Aliso Hills Taekwon-do it is not just athletics, or kicking and punching. It is a martial art that seeks to develop character and cultivate both the mind and the body of the practitioner. It is with this discipline and focus that we teach the students.