Some may believe that Tae Kwon Do is strictly a physical activity. While there are physical aspects such as proper punching, kicking, and blocking, there are mental aspects in Tae Kwon Do.
For example, instructors stress focus in class so that kids can learn the proper techniques. Also, Tae Kwon Do stresses strikes that are accurate. If you observe a class, you will see the instructor using hand targets to help kids know where to kick. As the student advances, speed and power are emphasized. All of these skills require focus in order to perform an accurate, powerful strike.
Another example of how Tae Kwon Do can improve a child’s focus is the teaching of Tae Kwon Do Forms or Poomses. Forms are a series of punching, kicking, and blocking movements in a set pattern. It takes focus to memorize the forms that progressively get more difficult with each belt level.
In today’s nanosecond world, it is difficult for a child to learn focus. Tae Kwon Do may be one way to help your child learn to focus rather than being constantly distracted by external stimuli.