Kick Better…Speak Better


Can Tae Kwon-Do help with public speaking?

This is an easy one. Yes, it can. And it does.

Time and time again, our students and instructors have been recognized for how well they can get up and perform on stage, speak publicly, present at work and school, read in church, the list goes on.

Two examples immediately come to mind. Oddly enough, both with the same name.

James is one of our instructors, and happens to have ADD/ADHD and is dyslexic. When he went to college, he took a public speaking course and a few business courses where he had to get up and do presentations. Despite his learning disorders, he consistently scored the highest in the class each time. 

In fact, his public speaking professor suggested that James go into public speaking as a career. 

All of this is because James is one of our instructors. He is up in front of people all day long, performing physically, mentally, and vocally. His presentations are absolutely off the rails. 

If you want examples, I recommend that you check out our TikTok “What’s Up Wednesdays”. You’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. Those are all James. I contribute ideas from time to time, but that series is all him. 

Another example is one that I have shared on this blog before. I had a student named Jim who started training with me many, many years ago. After a while of him coming in, I learned that Jim was a lawyer. After more time, I learned that Jim was also a drill sergeant in the Marines and a State Trooper. 

Way back when Jim was a yellow belt, very early in his law career, he mentioned to me that he was having trouble speaking in front of a jury. He was confident that he knew the cases inside and out, but he was very uncomfortable in front of people.

I knew immediately that I could help James, and I made him a promise that I would. In turn, he promised me that if I could help him, I would have free legal services for life. 

Jim went on to start his own firm, and is now a partner at one of the biggest firms in the area. He is also a friend for life, and he attributes much of his success to his Tae Kwon-Do training. 

Needless to say, I now have free legal services for the rest of my life. Thankfully, I don’t have to use them too often.

Master Gorino’s Tae Kwon-Do offers a trial program for individuals and families in Buffalo, NY and the surrounding areas that allows you to get a feel for the different classes, meet our instructors, and experience our dojang. It’s a great way to see if Tae Kwon-Do is right for you. To learn more or to sign up, visit the Contact Us page or call (716) 836-KICK (5425) and a member of our team will follow up with you on next steps. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals. Pil-Sung!


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