FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I would like to see my child’s confidence increase. Will TKD really help?
A: YES!!! Our entire system is based on building self-confidence: from daily successes in class; to earning new stripes, stars, patches, and belts; to breaking their first board; to the day they become Black Belt. Confidence will soar not only in TKD, but also at home, with friends, and at school.
Q: Will TKD cause my child to become more aggressive toward their peers?
A: No. Quite the opposite is true because children learn discipline and self-control through their practice of TaeKwonDo. The defensive nature of TKD is continually reinforced in class.
One child recently relayed a story of being confronted by a bully at school. The mere mention of his TKD abilities was enough to discourage the aggressor. This is just one example of how TKD can help your child now and for years to come.
Q: Will my child learn to defend themselves should they ever have to?
A: Yes. TKD is an extremely powerful means of self-defense. In fact, many of our students have won local, regional and national championships through the Park’s TKD program and curriculum. Others, when forced to defend themselves, in “uncontrolled” situations, have stopped aggressors from attacking.
While we know that our instruction provides our students with the ability to fight when absolutely necessary, we constantly stress that the strongest weapon is the mind not the fist.
Q: Are there any other benefits to TKD?
A: Yes. More benefits than most people realize! We insist that our students succeed outside of our classroom as well as inside. Unless our students do well in school and show respect to their parents, siblings, teachers and peers they will not be allowed to advance in our program.
We encourage parents to use our monthly checklist to reinforce positive behavior outside of Park’s TKD (i.e. do their homework, make their bed, put their dishes in the sink, be respectful, practice patience and self-control and be courteous to others). This checklist along with school report cards and progress reports are reviewed each month. Progress is rewarded and improvement is always encouraged!
Q: I have more than one child. Can they be in the same class together?
A: Our classes are divided into age groups: 4 to 6, 7 to 12, and 13 to adult. However, we understand that scheduling the activities for multiple children can sometimes be difficult. Therefore, siblings may attend class together. In fact, there are many sets of siblings in our classes.