In a world where bullying and abduction are real fears, karate can change lives. More specifically, karate lessons for kids can change and improve their lives forever. It is much more than a physical sport; it is a way of living with greater self-confidence.
In order to learn and eventually master karate, the student needs mental strength. Mental stamina is cultured whenever a child participates in sports; however, at Karate Atlanta, we take karate lessons one step further. Mental strength and confidence are key components of our lesson plan. Through learning karate in one of our instructor-guided sessions, your child will learn greater confidence, analytical skills, awareness, and mental endurance when facing challenges. We offer a safe and encouraging environment while providing opportunities for kids to face challenges.
THE HISTORY OF TAEKWONDO
Posted: December 29, 2015
Taekwondo translated means “way of the foot and the fist.” Although it didn’t get its name until 1955, the martial art has been developed for more than 2,000 years. It’s an Olympic event, and there are numerous ata taekwondo schools in Atlanta. But where did this sport come from? Here are some things that you should know about its development:
Around 2300 BC, Korea was made up of several tribes that later united into a nation. By the 6th Century it was divided into 3 kingdoms: Koguryom, Paekje, and Silla. These kingdoms often warred against one another. They needed to train their people to protect their kingdom. Silla’s King, Chin Heung, created a group of warriors called the Hwa Rang. These warriors were well trained in the use of swords, spears, bows and arrows, and an ancient form of foot fighting called Soobak.