Frequently Asked Questions


About Martial Arts and Master Lee’s Tae Kwon Do Below you will find answers to our most often asked questions about Martial Arts and Master Lee’s Tae Kwon Do. However, if you have additional questions, please call us at any time and we will be happy to help you.

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Q1) What is Tae Kwon Do and how is it different from other martial arts?

The martial arts were developed thousands of years ago as forms of self-defense. Karate originated in Japan and Kung Fu came from China. Tae Kwon Do is native to Korea. In term of techniques, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicks more than other martial arts, making it ideal for improving your child’s balance, flexibility, and endurance. Also Tae Kwon Do is Official Olympic Sport.

Q2) What are the benefits of Martial Arts for Kids?

The Benefits of Martial Arts looks like a fun activity for people of all ages to get in shape and improve their over health. In fact, most people believe that Martial Arts training is “just about kicking and punching…” But studies show the physical fitness benefits are just one component of the life-changing transformations that Martial Arts different from other sports and fitness activities is the way it strengthens the mind as well as the body. The life skills taught by an exceptional Martial Arts instructor will contribute to a student’s success off the mat for years to come.

Q3) Beneficial for kids with ADHD/ADD

Many parents enroll their children in Tae Kwon Do because the structured classes help kids develop greater concentration skills and focus. Studies show that a complex physical activity, like Martial Arts, strengthens neural pathways and networks in the brain, and enables kids with ADD/ADHD to practice Self-Control. Movement helps them develop coordination while building strength resulting in increased focusing ability. This enables them to block out distractions and listen better at home and at school and ultimately do better with homework.
Dr.Diana Dunlap, a Certified School Psychologist, and Tae Kwon Do instructor, frequently recommend Martial Arts success stories involving students with ADD and ADHD, that doctors across the nation have taken notice and recommend the activity to their patients. In fact, The University of Michigan is conducting a research study to empirically prove that Tae Kwon Do is an effective non-pharmaceutical therapy for ADHD.

Q4) At what age can children start Tae Kwon Do?

Our experience has shown that children ages four and up will able to take the greatest advantage from Tae Kwon Do classes. Starting at age four, your child can participate in our trial lesson program, which allows our instructors to work with them one on one and evaluate their readiness for group classes. Our staff will then use their experience to recommend the best course of action for you and your child.

Q5) Can I take classes with my child?

Yes! In fact, many families are finding Tae Kwon Do to be the perfect family activity, combining an exciting workout with a new learning experience. You have your choice of attending children’s and adult’s classes individually or coming together to our Family Class. Either way, you will have a great time and create a special family bond.

Q6) How safe is it to learn?

Tae Kwon Do is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities.  Classes are taught by expert instructors as student are shown techniques in a step-by-step manner at their own pace.  Thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and protective safety equipments are all part of our commitment to ensuring student’s safety.  Because TKD is a performance be each individual, many are able to participate in TKD no matter what physical limits they have at their own pace.

Q7) What if I’ve never done it before and I’m out of shape?

Our program makes it easy for new students of all fitness levels to get started. In addition, the belt system used in Tae Kwon Do allows all students to train at their own pace and improve their physical condition gradually. Classes begin with warm-ups and stretches, and we incorporate conditioning drills throughout the training. Essentially, you’ll be building your fitness level and conditioning while you train.

Q8) My child hates sports-won’t they hate Martial Arts too?

Some kids who come to us are resistant at first, but Martial Arts instruction is both FUN and ACTIVE. Many kids think that Martial Artists are cool like a NINJA and that can help them stick with it even if it’s hard at first.

Q9) What skills will my child learn to help themselves do better in school?

Tae Kwon Do training teaches Focus, Discipline, Self-Control, and Respect. These traits help children let go of petty grievances and learn to pay attention to the things that are most important to their future success.

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