Children and adults alike aspire to become a Black Belt, it is a surreal, proud moment that only comes after years of hard work and training. We know that Taekwondo offers many benefits and what is learnt on the way to Black Belt success will be used for life; however it is still important to have that long-term goal guiding us through our years of training so we know what we are working towards.
To help you and your child stay focused we have compiled our top 10 tips we know will help on your journey.
Come to Training at least twice
This is important as it reinforces the commitment and dedication required to reach your goal. It also helps build resilience, as it is on the days you struggle but still come and feel better for it, that makes you stronger and aids in personal growth.
Practice words 5 times a week
In your handbooks are the list of Korean words you are required to know for each level. It takes only 1-2 minutes a day to practice them.
Practice moves in front of a full-length mirror
Choose 3 different moves a week and each morning as you get dressed, practice them in front of a mirror.
Grab a partner for Self-Defence practice
Mum or Dad will have 5 minutes a week to lend a hand for you to go over your self-defence moves.
Take your training to the next level and get down to the Friday and Saturday classes.
Fitness is imperative when training for a Black Belt, so no matter the age, think of ways to increase your endurance, stamina and overall health.
You are what you eat
Make sure you are fuelling your body with a balanced diet and drinking lots of water.
Your attitude and Taekwondo growth go hand in hand. Ensure you read and understand the SES Taekwondo Rules and Etiquette and what it means to you.
Get Social With Media
There are some very helpful apps, videos and tutorials that are engaging and offer moves, terminology and guidance for extra support.
Watch some old movies to see your heroes in action! Follow #taekwondo on social media and see what others around the globe are up to.