Park Ridge Tae Kwon Do Pickup:
Family members are able to spend quality, productive time with one another
For Moms or Dads who feel that they lack quality time with their children during the week due to work schedules, school or extracurricular activities, Chung’s Tae Kwon Do is a convenient way to bridge that weekday disconnect. There is nothing like the pride you feel after watching your child or parent break a board or pass a belt test for the first time or even the tenth time! In this way, everyone can look forward to progressing together as their skills and belt ranks advance. Attending the dojang is also a fun way for families to network with other parents and siblings who have similar fundamental priorities. Family classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays after school and on Saturday mornings, providing more opportunities to grow as a unit.
Children see their parents as role-models for an active lifestyle
Actions speak louder than words. These days, especially with the increase of obesity and type 2 diabetes in children, it’s important for parents to not only be a role model in their careers, but in their activity levels as well. Exercise helps to burn excess sugars in our bodies to prevent the absorption of potential fat calories. Because Tae Kwon Do focuses on the larger muscle groups, burning of calories is more efficient and the body becomes leaner, stronger and healthier. When parents participate with their children in an intensive activity, the children begin to change their perspective and way of life, creating a pattern of living which is more dynamic, active, healthful and lasting.
Our Results in Numbers
A 1985 study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibili-
ty, and a higher sense of self-esteem.