….and to follow the last post, and in conjunction with it.
I recently attened a Level 2 Coaching in Taekwondo Course run by the NGB, British Taekwondo.
It was a good course, with excellent tutors and pleasant Taekwondo associates (fellow Instructors). There was much debate and discussion and one the Tutors (a very nice guy who’ve I’ve met on many occassions) made a very up-beat statement.
He said (especially when having to talk to non-Taekwondo people – funders/councils/local officials)
“I do the best sport there is!”
(and I won’t get drawn, for now, into the discussion about ‘sport’ and ‘martial art’)
He went on:
“everything you do in any other ‘sport’, you do in Taekwondo!”
“You can’t name an activity that isn’t served by training in Taekwondo!”
“I do the best sport in the world”
Flexibility, Strength, Focus, Meditation, Concentration, Aerobic exercise, Reactions, Balance, Poise, Anearobic exercise, Courage, Memory, Agility, Adaptability, Motivation, Competition, Relaxation, Breathing technique, Massage/Manipulation/Acu-pressure, Health, Posture, Right/Left brain dominance, Ampidextrocity, Logic, Problem solving, Cardiovascular exercise, Respiratory exercise, Hormonal control, Empathy, Sympathy, Linguistics, Philosophy, Ethics, Morals, Self-Control, Etiquette, Endurance, Perserverance, Modesty, Humility, Indomitability, Spirituality, ….to name but a few…
…Oh! and you can learn to kick-ass too!