Taekwondo is one of the most complete martial arts in existence and that is a fact. And we say it with confidence as it does not only teach kicks and punches but also how to throw them quickly and strong.
So, what benefit could this bring to the everyday man? Well, that’s the idea of today’s article, to show you precisely that. Yes, one might say that you also learn how to protect yourself in the case of an aggression, yes, that is also true yet not what we have in mind, remember, Taekwondo is also an Olympic sport these days so saying that it only teaches self-defense could be a mistake.
Of course, it is not only the fact that you will wear a taekwondo uniform that will distinguish you from everyone else, especially when you advance and earn your belts, no, that’s not it either.
So, it’s not learning self-defense, it’s not becoming an Olympic star and it is not about the Taekwondo uniform, no, the answer is more complex as much as it is incredible.
WHAT IS THE ANSWER?
Well, the answer is that it will make of you a new and better person. Yes, believe it or not, it will make a better person and that doesn’t mean you’re a bad person or anything of the sort, it means that there is always a better version of each of us that is waiting to be awoken.
First and foremost to master taekwondo you need to be in good physical shape and don’t worry, you can start practicing this martial art even if you are not physically fit, it will all come through time.
You see, to kick and punch fast you need to prepare your body, and prepare your body means exercise. You will discover that in every Taekwondo training session there is always time devoted to work your body, not just because it is necessary to prepare your muscles to avoid injury so this will represent that you will lose weight as well as get fit before you even notice it.
The more you advance, the more you will practice and the more physically fit you will get. But don’t forget, with body comes mind and this means your mind will get a workout of sorts as well.
You see, Taekwondo also works the mind, works it by teaching you balance, concentration, and coordination. It teaches you control, self-control, and that is part of what you need to master too. Many people say that if you know martial arts, you also know that they are your last resource in case of conflict and not the first.
And that is true. Partially. It is true not because you get taught exactly that. What you get taught the minute you begin wearing your Taekwondo uniform is that no matter what you need to remain on calm and in control.
We can assure you that you will rarely see a martial artist using this knowledge in the real world like you see in a movie, no, a real martial artist will probably find a better way to solve a conflict.
So now you know why Taekwondo is beneficial for you. Believe us. It is for your body and your mind as well.