You hear a lot about martial arts classes for children and much less about taekwondo programs for adults. Why is that? While martial arts are good for children, they can also be an amazing practice for adults. You don’t need to have learnt as a child to start now. Instead, starting taekwondo as an adult can be a great idea. Here’s why.
Embrace New Challenges
When you were young, you pursued new things and learned new skills all the time. Embracing new challenges is an important way to stay sharp as an adult and open to new experiences and paths in life. Martial arts are a particularly good option to learn new physical skills, because you probably know most of the other ones, from swimming to biking.
Pursue Well Rounded Physical Health
When you’re young, you can get away with pursuing exercise that only focuses on one or two areas of the body or only on cardio or lifting. But as you age, you increasingly need an activity that can do it all. Taekwondo is an amazing way to target every area of the body and every physical skill from flexibility to balance and strength.
Forge New Social Connections
When was the last time you made a new friend or got involved in a new community? The dojo has a whole community full of new people whom you can connect with. Many adults are lonely and looking for social outlets beyond work or neighbors. Social isolation is an epidemic, and not just for older people. You can get new friends here that can last a lifetime.
Get Serious Stress Relief
Are you the kind of person who needs to punch things to feel better? Or the kind of person who needs to enter a quiet mental space and focus on something, kind of like in meditation? The good news is that both kinds of people can get stress relief from taekwondo. Exercise is always stress-relieving, and the environment we provide enhances that relief. Get an anger-relieving session in, or work on forms and enter your own meditation.
Grow Mental Fortitude and Confidence
How do you feel when you walk down the street? Taekwondo can help you get or regain physical confidence and feel secure in your own skin. You’ll find that confidence leaks out into other areas of your life too.
There are other mental benefits of taekwondo specifically. We have great values here and focus on the pursuit of goals, diligence, and other strong values. You can enhance your character and better yourself with martial arts.
We don’t just offer children’s programs. At 5 Rings Taekwondo, we offer adult taekwondo classes where you’ll be with people your own age. That is important for adults to get the right physical challenge and not be afraid of sparring off with someone much younger than them. Join the community of adult taekwondo practitioners today and call us at 5 Rings Taekwondo.