Children's Taekwondo
At the Spirit Martial Arts Center we offer Children's Taekwondo classes Monday through Friday, for children ages 4-12 years  old. If you are looking for a safe after-school activity that help your child develop important life skills such as fitness, self confidence, focus and self defense please stop in and watch one of our children's classes.

334 E. Army Trail rd., Glendale heights, il  60139   tel: (847)  834-5227

334 e army trail rd, Glendale heights il 60139               phone: 847-834-5227               e - mail: spirittkd@yahoo.com

Benefits of Taekwondo
Imagine giving your teens the opportunity to learn skills such as goal-setting, self-control, and perseverance while learning flying sidekicks and breaking boards!  That’s exactly what happens when they are involved in Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is an ancient Korean martial art founded over two thousand years ago as a form of unarmed combat rooted in the guiding principles of loyalty, parental duty, trustworthiness, valor and justice.  Modern Taekwondo has fused its rich traditions with influences from China and Japan into a physical system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes while retaining its philosophical grounding.   Students of Taekwondo often find they gain far more than simply learning how to break a board or self-defense.

Exercise
 as you would expect of a martial art, exercise is one of the most obvious benefits.  Practice and drills of form (poomsae), self-defense, kicks, and breaks build aerobic capacity, develop speed, strength, and balance, and encourage coordination and flexibility.  Taekwondo offers the opportunity to improve overall fitness in an exciting sport where students find success at their own pace.

 
Self-Discipline and Goal Setting
 
A good Taekwondo curriculum helps students focus on mastering each new skill as the next step in achieving a larger goal.  Each smaller goal takes focus both mentally and physically while encouraging commitment and determination to get to the next level.  These are skills that not only help students find success in Taekwondo but in everyday life, school, and social situations.

Self-Defense

 In Taekwondo, patterns in form and self-defense are memorized and executed over time to the point of muscle memory where the body responds automatically to an event.  It’s this mental and physical focus that helps a student respond to an attack quickly in way that can buy those few moments which may mean the difference between escaping and being overcome.

 
Leadership

 The mental and physical skills encouraged in Taekwondo help students grow in confidence and respect for themselves and others – key ingredients of leadership.  Through assisting with the younger members, helping with classes or just another fellow student, Taekwondo students gain experience in time management, collaboration, communication, and developing a ‘Black Belt’ attitude – giving it your very best….always.Taekwondo offers its practitioners the opportunity for both individual success at a sport as well as developing the collaborative skills that will help  them find success in all aspects of life.

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junior`s & Adult Taekwondo
At the Spirit Martial Arts Center we offer Junior's & adult Taekwondo classes Monday, wednesday,thursday for  ages 13 years old & up. Our Junior's & adult classes are a great opportunity to burn off extra energy and help maturing junior and adults develop important life skills such as fitness, self - confidence, focus and self defense.
The Spirit  Martial Arts Center is Taekwondo, which is the most commonly practiced martial art in the world, is the national sport of Korea and is an Olympic sport.
In Korean, Tae means "to kick "; Kwon means "to strike with the hand"; and Do means "as a way of life".
Taekwondo’s popularity has resulted in never ending evolution of the art, keeping it young and dynamic, and it is the key to it's widespread success. As with many other martial arts, taekwondo is a combination of combat technique, self-defense, sport, exercise, entertainment, and philosophy.
Taekwondo emphasizes kicks thrown from a mobile stance, using the leg's greater reach and power to disable the opponent from a distance. In sparring, roundhouse, front, axe, hook, push and side kicks are most often used; advanced kicks include jump, spinning kicks, often in combination.
Taekwondo training also includes a comprehensive system of hand strikes and blocks, but generally does not emphasize grappling.