NORTHWEST BLACK BELT ACADEMY
A Black Belt is not something that you wear, it's something that you become!
Taekwondo is a fantastic martial art, sport, and discipline for all ages. People of all ages seek out martial arts for a variety of reasons, whether it be fitness, focus, building confidence and responsibility, learning respect through martial arts, making new friends, learning dedication, and most importantly the value of persistence and perseverance. At Northwest Black Belt Academy, we understand that and give our students and parents the opportunity to achieve their goals through Taekwondo, while empowering our students with life long skills that will help them become contributing members of a safe community. Contact Master Joe Whitworth and learn why Northwest Black Belt Academy is the Tae Kwon Do School for you!
NORTHWEST BLACK BELT ACADEMY
Give your child the gift of confidence, leadership, respect, focus & discipline at NorthWest Black Belt Academy.
Welcome to NorthWest Black Belt Academy! Our school is much more than a place to learn martial arts, it is a place to grow and develop as an athlete and as a person. When you train with us, you'll really feel like you fit in, no matter your age, background or fitness level. You will learn the art of Taekwondo, improve your confidence, strength and flexibility, and so much more.
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PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND BALANCE
One of the main benefits of taekwondo is improving a child's strength and balance. Because taekwondo depends on kicking, practitioners learn to balance their weight on one leg to leave the other one free to strike. This also helps strengthen the muscles of the torso. Taekwondo can also help improve coordination. Arm and leg muscles become stronger as a child practices strikes.
DISCIPLINE AND RESPECT
Taekwondo students must learn to follow directions from an instructor and are expected to show respect to the instructor. Students are also expected to show respect to their opponents before and after a sparring match. Don't expect taekwondo to turn a hard-to-discipline child into an angel, though. But you might see an improvement in general politeness.
As children dedicate themselves to a goal in taekwondo -- say, learning a particular strike, earning a belt or practicing how to break a board -- they gain confidence as they observe their own progress and increasing mastery. This self-confidence can then be carried over into other areas of your child's life.
Learning the patterns and sequences of taekwondo requires concentration and attention, and sparring requires focus on both one's self and one's opponent. Taekwondo teaches breathing and meditation techniques to assist in learning focus.