Why a woman studies Tae Kwon-Do is ultimately unique to her specific needs and reasons, but there are common reasons I’ve learned from women who have asked me about studying martial arts. Here are three of the top reasons.
We live in an aggressive society and Tae Kwon-Do is an excellent way to protect yourself from an attacker. It’s not just about kicking and punching, Tae Kwon-Do is a way of living. It’s about attitude and holding yourself in a strong, positive manner. We’ll teach you how to protect yourself and take down any size man, woman, or teenager. Self-defense is probably the number one reason women want to study Tae Kwon-Do.
2. Physical Fitness
Women often ask me about losing weight with Tae Kwon-Do. Yes, you are physically active when studying Tae Kwon-Do. I’m sure that taking classes along with a healthy diet, one will lose weight at my school. But to me, it’s not about being thin, it’s about being in shape! We tone muscles from head to toe while building a greater self-image. It makes me sad to see so many young girls get into cheerleading or modeling and end up having a horrible image of themselves.
3. Standing Up For Yourself
Sadly, many women tell me they feel our society still treats women like second class citizens. It might be at work, or buying a car, or getting a bank loan, but at some point a woman will encounter discrimination. In our dojang, women and men are treated as equals. We study and develop respect, discipline, and confidence. Defending yourself is important, and being able to stand up for yourself is the first step.
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, register online 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!