Benefits of Taekwondo at PMAA

Taekwondo is a recognized Olympic Sport that not only builds strength, stamina and flexibility, it greatly improves ones overall fitness and well-being.  Taekwondo also provides many other advantages such as learning self-discipline, competitive awareness, social skills and much more.

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Builds Strength and Skills

When we all started school, we learned the ABCs.  At PMAA, students of all ages, levels and abilities also learn the ABCs, Agility, Balance and Coordination.  As students train, they develop amazing technical and tactical skills for sport and life.  Moreover… they learn how to better function with core strength, muscular strength, cardiovascualr endurance and flexibility.

  • Balance & Stability
  • ROM & Flexibility
  • Strength & Power
  • Stamina & Endurance
  • Speed & Quickness
  • Agility & Coordination
  • Improved Body Composition
  • Weight Management
  • Gain Lean Muscle

Olympic & Recreational Sport

Taekwondo is the most popular, dynamic and widely practiced Martial Art in the World.  As an official Olympic Sport, Taekwondo continues to evolve to make our sport more exciting and challenging for all to enjoy.  Taekwondo has two (2) sport streams that students are able to and encouraged to  compete and participate in, Sparring (combative/controlled contact with many rules in place for safety) and Poomsae (forms/patterns).

  • Taekwondo is an Olympic Sport
  • Develop as a Competetive Taekwondo Athlete in 2 options of Sport Streams: Poomsae & Sparring
  • Enjoy the thrill of friendly Taekwondo Competition as a “Recreational” Student / Athlete
  • Several Local, Provincial, National and International Tournaments to choose from each calendar year
  • Travel Opportunitie support System
  • Social Outings
  • Annual Events
  • Leadership & Role Model for Others

Enhances Social Skills

With our social media and technological Society, it is a challenge with our young/new generation of children and youth.  Many are glued to their Ipads, cell phones and gaming systems.  At PMAA, we use Taekwondo as a tool to “teach” social interaction and character development.  Reminding everyone to be respectful and polite, have self-discipline, have manners (say please and thank you… show gratitude often) and develop good consistent daily habits directed towards success.  Interacting and working with partners and in small groups allows for verbal communication, reading body language and much more.

  • Meet New Friends
  • Support System
  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Sense of Belonging (part of a family)
  • Social Outings
  • Annual Events
  • Leadership & Role Model for Others

Increases Mental Aptitude

Students at PMAA learn about work ethic, determination, perseverance, how to set goals and achieve them.  This is accomplished by practicing tasks, skills or drills with focus, repetition, commitment and consistency.  Students of all ages highly benefit from Taekwondo training as it provides a balance for a healthy and productive mind, body and spirit.

  • Fun & Excitement
  • Stress Relief
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-confidence
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Memorization Skills
  • Set & Achieve Goals
  • Positive Attitude

Builds Emotional Strength

As we gain an understanding for something and experience success, joy, achievement or fulfillment, we suddenly realize we want to experience more of that thrill, excitement, feeling or sensation.  Confidence and emotions explode and we start wanting to explore more, be challenged and achieve more.  Taekwondo allows students to train, learn and adapt at their own pace and ability, yet always striving for self-improvement and personal growth.  Challenges such as participating in tournaments, going for the next belt promotion test, or simply trying to jump higher, kick faster, do 1 or 2 more pushups or pullups = SUCCESS.  One more unique characteristic (magic) about Taekwondo is that it is a powerful training tool that teaches students humilty, sportsmanship, acceptance and that it is OK to make mistakes.  You will NOT always win the medal, get the job or promotion, or even get the girl/boy (future wife or husband).  We all have to lose before we start winning.  Point is work harder than everyone else, set your goal, follow your dream and NEVER GIVE UP!

  • Self Control
  • Respect for Self & Others
  • Confidence
  • Positive Attitude
  • Breathing & Active Meditation
  • Successfully Overcome Challenges
  • Simply Strive for Self-improvement