Children need to be taught the joy of giving so they will become persons who contribute to society. Life rewards you in direct proportion to your willingness to contribute. Taekwondo students learn to give assistance to new students or those with physical or mental challenges and they learn community service. They learn that helping others makes you feel good about yourself.
Children need to look at their lives positively, not negatively. Taekwondo instructors do not tell students they are doing a technique wrong; they praise them and tell them how to improve the technique. As a result, students have a positive outlook about their futures and feel capable of doing anything.
Taekwondo teaches children to take responsibility for their own actions, for assigned tasks, for younger children, and for other students of lower rank. As they learn responsibility, they are given more responsibilities.
Sometimes, things in life do not come easily. Some children take longer to earn rank in Taekwondo than it does for other children. Taekwondo teaches children not to give up and that they can succeed if they persist in their efforts.
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