FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN TAE KWON DO AND KARATE?
Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicking techniques, whereas Karate focuses on hand strikes. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art while Karate is from Okinawa, Japan, with roots from hand fighting in China. There are significant differences in specific postures, stances, and movements between Tae Kwon Do and Karate.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF
PRACTICING MARTIAL ARTS?
There are so many! Our child and teen students display increased confidence, self-discipline, focus, positive behaviors, and overall wellness.
Adult students also experience increased confidence, feel better physically, improve body composition (including fat to muscle ratio and muscle tone), and feel more prepared to handle dangerous situations involving personal safety.
Our program allows students to experience the opportunities to set and achieve goals, challenge themselves both mentally and physically, and feel pride every time they master a new skill or reach a new belt level.
AT WHAT AGE CAN CHILDREN
START TAE KWON DO AT MEGAKICK?
Our experience is that children ages 4+ will be able to receive the greatest advantage from Tae Kwon Do classes. This is why at age four, children are eligible to participate in our Quick Start Trial, which allows our instructors to work with them one-on-one and evaluate their readiness for group classes. Our team will use their observations from the trial to recommend the best program for your child.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE
TO EARN A BLACK BELT?
Earning a Black Belt requires patience and dedication. The time it takes to accomplish this goal depends on how often students come to class and how they progress through the curriculum. Our instructors are continually observing and assessing a student's weekly and monthly performance and will determine readiness for advancement through our Black Belt curriculum when they witness students consistently mastering skills at their personal best.
As a result of how individualized the process is, students truly move at their own pace. However, a Black Belt can be earned in 36 months assuming students attend classes regularly and are working hard every time they step onto the mat.
DOES PRACTICING MARTIAL ARTS
HELP WITH ADHD?
Absolutely! Studies have shown that children who regularly participate in active, individualized sports like Martial Arts will develop more focus and patience while expending excess energy. The same can be assumed for adults with ADHD as well. Martial Arts are also helpful for increasing balance and spatial body awareness (proprioception), which are common symptoms associated with ADHD.
DO MARTIAL ARTS STUDENTS
BECOME MORE AGGRESSIVE?
Not at all. All MegaKick students are taught from day one that a true Tae Kwon Do practitioner never misuses their Martial Arts skills. Throughout their training, students are reminded that being physically and mentally "tough," doesn't mean being tough with others. Instead, Tae Kwon Do students are expected to be humble, courteous, respectful, and careful about when and where they practice their skills.
Our team of instructors continuously remind students that Tae Kwon Do is a form of exercise and self-improvement, not a tool for bullying.
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