Benefits of Taekwondo: Confidence and Self-Respect

Benefits of Taekwondo: Confidence and Self-Respect

The mental benefits of Taekwondo are endless, but two important ones you may not know about are confidence and self-respect. Most people see martial arts as a purely physical sport. But to be successful at it, you need quite a bit of mental stamina and self-talk. We help hundreds of people in our Challenge Martial Arts community build confidence and self-respect through the power of martial arts and self-defense. Here’s how:

Confidence is a Huge Benefit of Taekwondo

Benefits of TaekwondoThere’s probably an area of your life that you already feel confident in, like your performance at your job or your ability to be there for your spouse when they need you.

You might already feel confident in your body and even work out regularly. But do you feel confident in your ability to protect yourself? If you had to, would you know how to defend yourself against an attacker? Would you know how to save the lives of the people you love? Being able to protect yourself is one of the advantages of taekwondo.

Self-Respect: A Little-Known Benefit

Taekwondo vs KarateThese are scary questions, but they’re necessary, and fear can sometimes motivate you to act appropriately. Nothing worse than not knowing self-defense in an emergency and wishing you did! Learning self-defense to keep yourself and the people you love safe from harm is so important. It’s why we have the goal of teaching everyone in the Oakleigh community how to defend themselves against an attacker.

Not just because it saves lives, either: imagine how much more confident you could be if you were sure you could handle any physical situation that came your way. Knowing how to keep yourself safe would just be one more thing for you to hang your hat on. Those are huge benefits of Taekwondo.

How These Mental Benefits of Taekwondo Change Lives

Benefits of TaekwondoSo confidence is important, yes, but why is self-respect important? Because once you learn to respect yourself and your body, you begin making better choices. Once you start taking martial arts classes, you start noticing the benefits of Taekwondo. You may start to want to eat healthier and think, “I wouldn’t be respecting my body if I ate this… I want to feel amazing so I’ll skip the chips.”

You may also find yourself wanting to take a walk in the afternoon or finally making time to teach your kid how to play soccer. This just makes you even more confident because you’re doing what’s right for you, you have more energy to do things that benefit you and you feel in alignment with your best self.

The voice in your head saying “Let’s eat better” or “Go for that run” is finally being heard. Also, this is huge – when you respect yourself, you start to treat others with more kindness and humility because you see and respect them, too.

This makes others more confident because they feel your kindness, and then they pass that feeling on to others and there’s a compound effect in the community. And then the world becomes a better place! It’s all because of this little old sport we call martial arts.

Confidence and Self-Respect: Join Us to Learn More!

Taekwondo ClassWe see it all the time – a new student will come in to start training, and within months, they’ll get a promotion. Or negotiate a higher salary. They may even find the courage to ask someone on a date. Or speak their mind to a disrespectful colleague. These aren’t just crazy random happenstances – they happen because martial arts classes build confidence and self-respect. Period. Again, when you respect yourself, you also start to treat yourself better.

You start to realize that you deserve better treatment from others, professionally and personally, and you find the bravery within to stand up for what you want. Are you starting to see how the mental benefits of Taekwondo can change your life? Just these two–the mix of self-respect and confidence–can help you realize that other people’s judgments can only get to you if you let them.

When you know how awesome you are because you’re kicking major butt in your martial arts classes, you’re not afraid to confidently create awesomeness in your own life. You feel empowered to take risks, embark on exciting new adventures, and do the things you never thought you could do. It’s awesome!

One last thing. In terms of textbook mental health, the benefits of martial arts are endless. Staying active, being a part of a community, and consistently accomplishing new goals each week – these are the benefits of taekwondo for kids that can provide. Your mood and health can improve tremendously right alongside your mindset.

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