I needed a different way to incorporate a daily workout that is important to me to keep up a healthy lifestyle. The classes in the beginning were physically intense.
I got headaches often from thinking about the classes all day and having a tough physical workout looming over me throughout the day.
The majority of the practitioners who get involved do so to learn self-defense.
Not only do the practitioners learn self-defense, but they also learn many helpful things and receive the benefits that Taekwondo has to offer.
Basically, all the instruction concepts, techniques, and rules of Taekwondo teach a person self defense in one way or another.
Second of all, Taekwondo is classified as a sport along as being a martial art.A few reasons are because the popularity that Taekwondo has received is overwhelming, the organized athletic competition (similar to boxing), and the push to consider Taekwondo as a sporting event by many practitioners, masters, instructors, and officials of organizations worldwide.Many athletic competitions are starting to or already have included Taekwondo as an official event.There definitely were times I hesitated coming to class because I knew it would be a tough workout.I think that at the time I didn’t know, or better yet understand, that it wasn’t the physical workout I was dreading, it was more the mental workout.Also, because not everything can be taught for all situations that arise, many basic techniques, rules, methods, and concepts are taught and emphasized.On the other hand, self-defense practice includes doing everyday drills, forms, and sparring.Also, Taekwondo has become a sporting event in many major sporting competitions.But mainly, Taekwondo provides people with sporting and self-defending ability and gives that person an edge in daily life, with its merits as a martial art sport of self-discipline.December of the same year I was finally able to start my own journey.By this time I was thrilled with Brody's progress and I couldn't wait for my turn.