FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
It is commonly misunderstood that Taekwondo promote violence in children. On the contrary, children learning Taekwondo learn not to be violent. Children understand that their Taekwondo skills are not to be misused outside of class but to help them handle tough situations if necessary. Through the teaching of Taekwondo that emphasizes on courtesy, humility and respect, children develop self-control, confidence and increased self-esteem to resolve conflicts peacefully and reduce aggression.
Yes. Many children who are fearful feel less so after studying martial arts. They have confidence in their ability to defend themselves if they need to and that helps conquer fear.
Some kids who comes to us are resistant at first, but martial arts instruction is both fun and active. Many kids think that martial artists are cool and that can help them stick with it even if it’s hard at first.
Martial arts training teaches focus, discipline, self-control, and respect. These traits help children let go of petty grievances and learn to pay attention to the things that are most important to their future success.
Martial arts instruction focuses on the pursuit of small, achievable goals. Any student can learn martial arts, and our personalized instruction ensures that kids who have physical challenges can still advance.
Martial arts classes build core strength and balance while also increasing muscle mass and improving muscle tone. The controlled movements we teach improve kids’ physical fitness with each class they take.
In our martial arts school, respect is a core tenet of what we teach. All students are taught to respect their Instructors, other students, and themselves as part of their studies.
Self-control refers to the training that one gives one’s self to accomplish a certain task or to adopt a particular pattern of behaviour, even though one is unfocused or would rather be doing something else. For example, when your child has learned to listen to mom and dad, pay attention in class while listening to the teacher instead of talking to his friend next to him, he has demonstrated the ability to self-control… while making the good decision to do so. At VTEAM Taekwondo, as both parents and Instructors, we work on this skill set every single day.
At VTEAM Taekwondo, we know Focus plays a key role in the mindset of children who have limited attention spans at this stage in their life. Our Program will build their attention span… teaching your child to focus on the task at hand while improving their listening and reaction skills at the same time. As a result, your child will excel in physical activity, improve their ability to stay focused, and become an astute listener in the club, at home, and in school.
A child who is involved in martial arts is generally a child who is confident in himself/herself. Goals give purpose and direction. The sense of accomplishment a child feels by graduating to a new belt will help build his/her self-esteem and confidence. He/she will remember that all things are possible with persistent effort and when you exercise discipline, and Taekwondo classes are a perfect way to do this while having heaps of fun.
A common misconception of martial arts is that they promote violent behaviour but in fact it is quite the opposite. Martial arts teach children peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasise that physical altercations must be avoided.
Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behaviour that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Kids who bully use their power – such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity – to control or harm others. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumours, attacking someone physically or verbally and purposely excluding someone from a group. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may experience serious, lasting problems.
Our anti-bullying approach is based on martial arts principles of redirection and straightforward assertiveness. Students are taught to manage situations without the use of violence, learning ways to assess threats, redirect verbal assaults and mobilise the audience, which is a critical factor in empowering the bully.