How To Teach Teaching Children Courtesy And Respect

How Taekwondo Can Teach Children Courtesy and Respect

Taekwondo is a martial art that not only teaches physical skills, but also values such as respect, humility, and self-control. These values are especially important for children, who are still developing their social and emotional skills. In this blog post, we will explore how taekwondo can help children learn courtesy and respect, and how parents and instructors can support this process.

Taekwondo is based on five tenets: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. These tenets guide the behaviour and attitude of taekwondo practitioners, both on and off the mat. Children who practice taekwondo learn to show respect and courtesy to their instructors, fellow students, and opponents, by bowing, using polite language, and being gracious in victory and defeat. They also learn to respect themselves, by working hard, overcoming challenges, and achieving their goals.

Taekwondo also helps children to develop self-esteem and confidence, which are essential for healthy social and emotional development. Children who practice taekwondo feel proud of their accomplishments and abilities, and learn to appreciate their own strengths and weaknesses. They also learn to cope with failure and frustration, and to bounce back from setbacks. These skills can help children to deal with stress, anxiety, and peer pressure, and to form positive relationships with others.

Parents and instructors play a key role in teaching children courtesy and respect through taekwondo. They can do this by setting a good example, emphasising the importance of respect, encouraging good manners, and rewarding good behaviour. They can also make taekwondo fun and engaging for children, by incorporating elements of play and creativity, and by offering special events and activities.

Taekwondo is more than just a martial art – it is a discipline that can help children grow into well-rounded and respectful individuals. If you are interested in teaching your child taekwondo, you can contact Kicking Tigers, a martial arts program for children ages 3 to 6, or visit their Facebook page for more information.

Mr Hollinsworth 6th Degree
International Instructor & Examiner