Let’s talk about something really important today- the mental benefits of Taekwondo. Most people see Taekwondo as a purely physical sport but it actually requires a lot of mental stamina and self-talk. We help hundreds of people in our K-Team Jiu Jitsu community build confidence and self-respect through the power of Taekwondo and self-defense. Here’s how:
Confidence is a Huge Advantage of Taekwondo
There’s probably an area of your life that you already feel confident in, like how you handle tough situations at work or your ability to be there for your spouse when they need you.
You might already feel confident in your body and even crush it on the treadmill. But how confident do you feel 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 protect the people you love?
Self-Respect: A Little-Known Benefit
These 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 how to protect yourself and the people you love is so important. It’s why our mission is to teach everyone in the Honolulu community how to defend themselves against an attacker.
It’s not just because it saves lives, either: imagine how much more confident you could be if you were positive that you could handle any physical situation that came your way. That knowledge of self-defense would just be one more thing for you to hang your hat on. It’s a huge mental benefit of Taekwondo.
How These Mental Benefits Change Lives
So we all want to be confident people – but why is self-respect important? Well, once you learn to respect yourself and your body, you start to make better choices. When you decide to take Taekwondo classes, you may notice you feel more energized. You may start to want to eat healthier and think, “My body doesn’t feel so great when I eat pizza- maybe I’ll choose a salad tonight instead.”
You may also find yourself wanting to take a walk in the afternoon or finally making time for a hike with a friend. This just makes you even more confident because you’re doing what’s right for you, you have more energy to do things you love, 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.
Bonus – when you respect yourself, you start to treat others with more kindness and patience 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. Magic? We think so. And it’s all because of this little old sport we call Taekwondo.
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This happens all the time – a new student will come in to start training, and within months, they’ll get a promotion. Or negotiate a better salary. They may even get the courage to ask someone out on a date. Or speak up for themselves in an unhealthy friendship. These aren’t just crazy random happenstances – they happen because Taekwondo classes build confidence and self-respect. Plain and simple. 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 seriously change your life? Just these two benefits- the mix of self-respect and confidence- can help you realize that other people’s judgments can’t hurt you.
When you know you’re awesome because you leave your Taekwondo class feeling super accomplished, you’re not going to shy away from creating awesomeness in your own life. You feel empowered to make bold decisions in your life, embark on exciting new adventures, and do the things you never thought you could do. It’s awesome!
Okay, one more thing. In terms of textbook mental health, Taekwondo provides serious benefits. Staying active, engaging in social communities, and consistently accomplishing new goals each week- are the basic building blocks of mental health that Taekwondo classes can provide. Your mood and health can improve tremendously right alongside your mindset. Free Trial Offer!