You Can Do It! Martial Arts Brings Empowerment
Martial art training builds people up, not by giving them anything but rather by showing them they are capable of anything. That’s a key message at our Brisbane martial art classes, whether we’re teaching Taekwondo for adults, or Taekwondo for kids. You Can Do It!
Your body can do incredible things. For people who train in a martial art, including those who attend our Brisbane Taekwondo classes, the beginning of their training is a period of self-discovery. In just the first few weeks, most have this stunning “Aha!” moment in which they realize their bodies are capable of things they never thought possible. It might be punching a bag on target or completing their first pattern, but there is almost always a revelatory moment during which a person realizes their bodies are capable of doing martial arts. This is why martial art training for children is very beneficial, especially for those who have struggled with poor behaviour; they learn they don’t need to misbehave in order to feel powerful, and that they are capable of gaining a much better feeling of control in their lives.
That same level of confidence we see starting with the very first Taekwondo class also becomes evident in all other areas of life. We feel stronger and more capable because we’ve faced our fears and worked hard in the training hall, and we realize we can also face our fears outside of training! The confidence that comes with martial art training doesn’t apply only to that activity; it pours out into the workplace, the classroom, the home and everywhere else we go.
Modern martial arts use the belt ranking system for a very good reason; it allows students to see their progress and to find a reward for their hard work and perseverance. Getting a black belt is a long process, and it’s not even the real goal of martial arts as there is SO much training, growth and reward on the other side of the black belt! By having a ladder stepped belt system, students in the martial arts are able to quantify the progress they know to be happening. It’s really an essential part of the empowerment that martial arts bring.
The immediate goal becomes to learn the techniques required to attain the next belt, then mastering and testing them to achieve that grade level. It isn’t long before students can look back on their progress and see they’ve learned a ton of skills without even realizing they were doing it! When you stay focused on the small goal in front of you before going onto the next small goal in succession, you can climb the mountain.
In the quest for self-improvement and for personal happiness, we learn that it is not other people who have the ability to bring our lives to where we want them to be. That power is right there within us, and martial art training teaches us how to harness that power. Therefore, it’s no exaggeration to say Taekwondo training, and your positive attitude, can change your world.
To learn how martial arts can help you to feel empowered, call (07) 3889 9551 for your free trial session.