Changing Lives Through Olympic Sport Taekwondo and FAMILY MARTIAL ARTS
Thank you for your interest in Pruter's Sport Taekwondo Martial Arts Fitness. Founded in 1981 we are the area's premiere martial arts school, serving Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Grain Valley, Greenwood, and Independence Missouri.
Why is our martial arts school growing?
Because we have realized that teaching martial arts is a gift and that our Taekwondo School is not about us, the instructors, but the students. No matter what body style God has given to you, Pruter's can teach you Taekwondo. Come and see!
Our art and original foundation is Taekwondo, a Korean form of Karate. However, more important then the particular style you choose, (Taekwondo, Hapkido, Karate, Judo, etc.), is the organization and the quality of instruction. At Pruter's Sport Taekwondo Martial Arts Fitness you will find an organization that is well established in the communities we serve, and the instruction you will receive is of the highest quality. Our strengths are in the leaders we develop, and the students we teach. So this is our personal invitation to you. We invite men, women and children, both individually and as a family to come and experience the best that we have to offer.
Certified PST Instructors ready to teach.
Up Coming Events
Colored Belt Testing
Friday, December 6th
Blue Springs Studio
Black Belt Presentation Saturday December 14th
Blue Springs Studio
Friday December 20th. 6:30 pm Children's Christmas Party Lee's Summit Studio
Monday December 23rd Last Class of the year.
December 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31,and January 1st. Classes resume on
January 2nd 2014.
Up Coming Tournament
2014 USA-Taekwondo Team Trials
From Friday, January 10th to Monday January 13, 2014
Colorado Springs, CO
Olympic Training Site.
Good Luck to team PST
What are the benefits of taekwondo for children today?
After all taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art, what could the benefits of taekwondo for children possibly be in today's world?
the potential benefits of taekwondo training for your kids are quite simply, Massive! We've seen them first hand, like physical fitness, weight control, increased concentration span, learningrespect for others and huge increases in children's self confidence and self esteem all the while the kids are having fun.
It's great to see fit children who are a healthy weight. Many of today's children are overweight because they are inactive and eat high energy foods. Human bodies are built for exercise. Children are meant to exercise, to run, to jump, and get out of breath. One of the huge benefits of taekwondo for children is that the kids enjoy the physical exercise. They exercise their whole body from top to toe and gain all round physical fitness. They want to keep coming back for more! For young boys especially the tough physical training allows them to let off steam. They love kicking and punching under controlled conditions. But they also learn about self-control and how taekwondo has to stay in the Dojang. They also learn from great role models fit, healthy, controlled taekwondo instructors and senior students.
What about taekwondo for girls?
Being fit and healthy gives girls a positive body image and learning to face confrontation and fear and powering through wooden boards develops self esteem and self confidence. Through this training children in taekwondo get physically and mentally stronger. Which helps them in daily life.
Which brings us to another of the huge benefits of taekwondo for children.
Taekwondo isn't just a physical training. It's a mental training.
Taekwondo kids learn complicated movements. Which help their concentration and memory and they learn to coordinate their bodies. Children in taekwondo learn discipline. They learn to do as they are asked and they gain the self-discipline to keep going when training is tough.
Another of the benefits of taekwondo for children is that there is great emphasis on respect and courtesy. Taekwondo kids learn to respect their instructors, respect each other and in time they learn to respect themselves. They learn to be polite to everyone, even people they may not like. Which is a great skill for them to take with them into adult life.
Kids in taekwondo also learn the power of perseverance. They learn that if something is difficult but worth achieving. Then to achieve it they have to keep trying.
They have to face failure.
And get over it.
And pick themselves up.
And try again
And eventually they get it!
And the sense of achievement and pride is fantastic to see on their smiling faces! It's a great boost to their self confidence and self esteem, and that's another of the great benefits of taekwondo for children.
Training in taekwondo boosts self confidence and self esteem.
We've seen children become more sure of themselves and gain the confidence to speak in front of the class. Learn to perform a difficult pattern in front of a grading panel. They develop the confidence to teach and to nurture the younger kids and in doing so they learn patience and kindness and over time taekwondo kids develop into calm, self-assured young people. Quietly confident in themselves. With high self esteem.
And why's that good?
People with high self esteem are less likely to get involved in destructive behavior like drug taking or alcohol abuse. Quiet assured self confidence means they are less likely to be bullied at school. Another of the massive benefits of taekwondo for children.
Find out why parents and teachers love our program, by scheduling a visit today!
Congratulations to Tasha Pruter for being selected to the 2013 World Cup Team. USA-Taekwondo News
PST Elite The Only World Class Olympic Taekwondo Facility in Kansas City. The only Olympic Taekwondo Program in Kansas City to have a Senior USA National Team Member and a Collegiate National Team Member.
(Left ) Hans Pruter Bronze Medal at the 2013 USAT Nationals in Chicago IL. (Right Picture) Ethan Wilkes poses with his Father and his Gold Medal at the 2013 USAT Nationals. 12-14 Light Heavy Red Belt
All American Challenge, Chicago IL Hans Pruter Gold, Lexi Shepard Gold, Austin Shepard Silver, Madison Richardson Bronze. Great Job Team
Congratulations to Hans Pruter 2013 Canada Open Semi Finals Toronto Canada.
Congratulations to Tasha Pruter 2013 Female Light Weight Collegiate National Champion!
April 14, 2013 NCTA Championships hosted in Colorado Springs in the Olympic Training Center by the U.S. Air Force Academy
February 20-23 2013 the US Open Las Vegas NV
Tasha Pruter making it to the Quarter finals in the Senior Division adding to her World Ranking Points, "lost to #5 in the World"
Hans Pruter making it to the 3rd round before being defeated by Mexico.
Lexi Shepard for Winning the GOLD in the Junior "Light Middle"
Also in February 8-9, 2014 Tasha Pruter will be heading back to the Trelleborg Open. This is the first WTF open tournament of the 2014 tournament season. The Trelleborg Open is in the South part of Sweden just a few miles from Copenhagen Denmark.
Congratulations Tasha Pruter Bronze Medal at the Trelleborg Open 2013!