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Mental Benefits of Taekwondo – Confidence and Self-Respect

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Let’s talk about something really important today- the mental benefits of taekwondo. Most people see martial arts as a purely physical sports but it actually requires a lot of mental stamina and self talk. We help hundreds of people in our Focus Martial Arts community build confidence and self-respect through the power of martial arts and self-defence. Here’s how:

Confidence is a Huge Advantage of Taekwondo

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Chances are high that you already feel confident in one area of your life- your job, your role as a parent, or your studies, for example. You might already feel confident in your body and even work out regularly. But how confident do you feel in your ability to protect yourself? If push really came to shove (literally), would you know how to defend yourself against an attacker? Would you know how to protect the people you love?

Self-Respect: A Little-Known Benefit

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These questions are not fun, but you know what’s less fun- not knowing self-defence in an emergency and wishing you did! Learning self-defence to keep yourself and the people you love safe from harm is so important. It’s why we want to teach everyone in the Brisbane area how to defend themselves against an attacker.

It’s not just because it literally saves lives, either: imagine how much more confident you could be if you were positive that you could handle any physical situation that came your way. Knowing how to keep yourself safe would just be one more thing for you to feel confident about. It’s a huge mental benefit of martial arts.

How these Mental Benefits of Taekwondo Change Lives

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So we all want to be confident people – but why is self respect important? It’s because once you learn to respect yourself and your body, you begin making better choices. When you decide to take martial arts classes, you may notice you feel more energized.

You may start to want to eat healthier and think, “I wouldn’t be respecting my body if I ate this. I want to feel amazing so I’ll skip the chips.” You may also find yourself wanting to bike instead of drive up the street or finally making time for a hike with a friend. This just makes you even more confident because you’re doing what’s right for you, you have more energy to do things you love, and you feel in alignment with your best self.

The voice in your head saying “Let’s eat better” or “Go for that run” is finally being heard. Another thing – when you respect yourself, you start to treat others with more kindness and humility because you see and respect them, too. This makes others more confident because they feel understood, and then they pass that feeling on to others… and there’s a compound effect in the community. Magic? We think so. And it’s all because of this ancient practice we call martial arts.

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Benefits of TaekwondoWe see it all the time – a new student will come in to start training, and within months, they’ll get a promotion. Or negotiate a higher salary. They may even find the courage to ask someone on a date. Or speak up for themselves in an unhealthy friendship. These things don’t just happen out of the blue – they happen because martial arts classes build confidence and self respect. Plain and simple. Again, when you respect yourself, you also start to treat yourself better.

You start to see how you can push yourself to new limits in martial arts classes, and you find bravery and confidence within yourself that you never knew you had. Are you starting to see how the mental benefits of taekwondo can really change your life? Just these two benefits- the mix of self respect and confidence- can help you realize that other people’s judgments can’t touch you. When you know you’re awesome because you leave your martial arts class feeling super accomplished, you’re not going to shy away from creating awesomeness in your own life.

You take risks, embrace new opportunities, and do the things you never thought you could do. It’s awesome! Okay, one more thing. In terms of textbook mental health, the benefits of taekwondo for kids are countless. Staying active, engaging in social communities, and achieving new goals each week- these are pieces of the mental health checklist that every martial arts class checks off. Your mood and health can improve tremendously right alongside your mindset.


About our Karate & Taekwondo Classes

Pre-School Karate

If you are looking for toddler karate classes or martial arts for toddlers, you and your child will LOOOVVVEE our Little Ninjas Program. We teach the skills they need to be ready for learning at school and prep. They will improve their listening skills, co-ordination, focus and self control, while learning how to make friends!


Kids Karate Classes

At Focus Martial Arts, we specialise in kids martial arts classes. Instead of just karate lessons for kids or taekwondo classes for kids - we have actually taken elements of various martial arts that are effective against a bigger, stronger attacker. So they are PERFECT for kids! Its a personal development program with a self defence basis!


Teen Karate Classes

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals parents have when looking for Teen Martial Arts in Brisbane. It’s time to give your teenager a workout they will enjoy and will relieve teenage stress and build confidence.


Adult Karate Classes

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals for anyone looking for Adult Martial Arts in Woodbury. It’s time to change up your work out and get the results you’ve been looking for.


Family Karate Classes

Discover why parents love our Family Martial Arts lessons in Brisbane. "A Family that Kicks Together - Sticks Together!" What other activity or sport can you all do together, that you ALL enjoy?


Fitness Kickboxing Classes

Sick or boring fitness workout? Imagine a fun, calorie-burning, body-toning workout that you LOVE! Perfect to do with friends, or make new ones. Cardio Kickboxing is a workout like no other! our Fitness Kickboxing Classes in Brisbane is where you will see real results. Many losing 10kg+ in a few short weeks! Are you ready to for a change?


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The ultimate tech alternative that gets kids active, engaged, stronger and safer. Motivation has never been easier!


After School Care OHSC Alternative

An after school pick up service that you can have peace of mind, knowing your kids are getting life-long benefits of building confidence, focus, resilience and mental toughness. Our kids martial arts classes, as a fun after school program are the perfect alternative to OHSC. Plus lot of school holiday activity choices in our Brisbane martial arts academies.


Kids Karate Parties

Want a stress-free kids birthday party. We have all your kids party ideas covered. From themed parties to children's party entertainers. Our kids parties are AMAZING! The perfect combo of kids party games, fun entertainment and of course the highlight "cutting the cake, with a 'real' samurai sword"! Many parents & kids say "It's the BEST Kids Party I've been to". Chat with us & find out why. 

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