My first Taekwondo student
Good times at the Grange School in Aylesbury in the UK. All the hard work started paying off after I obtained an Instructor license with British Taekwondo in 2018. More and more students signed up for my in-person classes at this school facility. Initially, I offered only two weekly courses to find the right balance between martial arts instruction and my IT full-time job. My wife Gabriela was my first official Taekwondo student after Taekwondo4Fitness opened its doors in May 2019.
When the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020 and venues had to close, I could no longer offer sessions at the school or other facilities. These times were challenging to develop my martial art school and to attract new members. Unfortunately, I lost most of my members during restrictions and lockdowns.
To keep my club going, I had to find a different way to attract new members and move online.
For this reason, my online martial arts session mainly focused on fitness, flexibility and Taekwondo basics – an excellent mix that participants can safely do at home.
Like any other martial art, Taekwondo is nothing you can learn online, but I did the best I could to keep my members motivated! Even if only a smaller group of students were participating in regular online sessions, my members enjoyed it and also had the opportunity to participate in belt promotion exams. But they also had to do their homework and submit videos to demonstrate that they could master the basics of their targeted grade.
I am very proud of my wife. Despite her busy work schedule and shift rota, she worked hard to fit Taekwondo into her schedule and to master the basics for her yellow-green belt. Keep up the great work!
Taekwondo is an excellent form of exercise and fantastic martial art to practise, which brings health improvements such as balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture.
In addition to the physical health improvements, Taekwondo benefits mental health through increased confidence, improved self-esteem, focus, concentration levels and self-discipline.
You do not just pay for Taekwondo! You invest in your fitness, health and opportunities that this sport provides to help you develop the attributes that will serve you throughout your life and allow you to endow others’ lives.
My wife and I are passionate about fitness, nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle. Continued education and further training are crucial for us to stay up-to-date with our knowledge and skillset.
Benefits of learning a martial art
Stay safe during this pandemic with my online fitness classes, and train safely from home. Make your health a priority, and fight COVID-19!
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