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DID YOU KNOW?

Posted: December 02, 2016

DID YOU KNOW?

The Taekwondo uniform, or do-bok, comes from the ancient roots of civilization.

In Songahm Taekwondo, the do-bok is traditionally white to represent purity and sacrifice. The uniform displays a student’s respect and attitude toward the art. It’s also important to have the proper patches, an even, properly tied belt and if you are a female, a white t-shirt underneath. So next time you put on your do-bok for class, testing or a tournament, make sure it is clean and pressed to show your appreciation for your art and for yourself.


GIVE A GIFT THAT MATTERS

Posted: November 30, 2016

BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS FOR KIDS 

Fostering Self-Discipline – One of the central tenets of all forms of the martial arts is an absolute focus on self-discipline. Today’s kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification that lessons in self-restraint and discipline aren’t always easy to come by. Kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential self-discipline is. Boosting Socialization Skills – Kids who don’t always thrive in highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people and make new friends when they’re in a room filled with peers who share a common interest. The kids on the playground may not always have much common ground, but devotees to the martial arts are able to get to know one another through shared pursuits. Partner-driven forms like jiu jitsu can also foster camaraderie, as they force kids to pair off and build their skills together.


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