Changing Lives Through 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 Overland Park Kansas, Blue Springs and Lee's Summit Missouri.
What are the benefits of taekwondo for children today?
Up Coming Events
August 22, 2014
Black Belt Preparation Class
Blue Springs Studio
Labor Day Weekend
August 29 - September 1
All Classes resume on
Tuesday September 2nd.
September 5, 2014
Black Belt Preparation Class
Blue Springs Studio
1:00pm to 4:00pm
10540 Metcalf Lane
Overland Park, KS 66212
Future Kids Testing
Lee’s Summit, MO
Up Coming Tournament
September 13, 2014
2014 Missouri Taekwondo Invitational
Ft. Zumwalt East High School
600 First Executive Avenue
St. Peters, MO 63376
September 27, 2014
2014 Tournament of Champions
Hamline University, St. Paul MN
October 25, 2014
Stars and Stripes Taekwondo Open
KC Sports Lodge
19310 E 50 Terrace Independence, MO 64055
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, improved athleticism, weight control, increased concentration span, learning respect 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.
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Congratulations to Lexie Shepard for making the 2014 Junior World Team
Congratulations to Tasha Pruter for being selected to the 2013 World Cup Team.
The only Olympic Taekwondo Program in Kansas City to have a Senior USA National Team Member, a Collegiate National Team Member, and a Junior National Team Member.
Tasha Pruter 2014 Canada Open Medal Stand