Better Families will be closed for 2 weeks.

Better Families Through Tae Kwon Do will follow the Public School closing schedule for your safety and all of your families.

(For the next 2 weeks)

With global attention on the COVID-19 outbreak, each day brings more uncertainty for our communities and our school. Better Families is closely monitoring developments on the outbreak and are taking the appropriate steps — consistent with CDC and WHO recommendations — to help support the ongoing health and safety of our parents, students and instructors.

We know that first and foremost on your mind is making sure you are taking the appropriate precautions to care for yourself, your family, and others around you.

We have heard from a lot of our parents and students in the most recent weeks and days, and I wanted to share the latest from us.

·      Better Families Through Tae Kwon Do will follow the Public School closing schedule for your safety and all of your families. (For the next 2 weeks)

·      During the time of closing we will be monitoring the latest developments and continue to provide information to our parents and students.

·      Meanwhile, Better Families has been carefully detailing and cleaning the school to ensure the safety of our students.

·      We were asking all of our instructors and staff members to take appropriate preventative measures. This includes regular and consistent use of hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray and wipes, increased cleaning and sanitizing of our school.

·      We have been paying attention to doors handles, kicking and punching pads, handle bars, faucets, computers, floor mats, light switches and many others items too long to list.

·      We have stopped the practice of high fives, student’s contact, sparring, graduations, and public events.

·      The promotion of your next belt, if you have all requirements, will be handle in class when the school resumes.

·      Parent’s night out is Cancel and we will be announcing our next Parent’s night out when is safe to do it.

·      We’re also encouraging any employee who does not feel well to stay home, get well, and avoid interacting with parents and students.

·      We will be posting blogs and practice tips on our website www.betterfamilies.com and Better Families FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/BetterFamilies/.

·      If you have any concern and or you would like to contact us you can do it via messenger, our e-mail address (mbklock@aol.com, Southkick@gmail.com) or leave a message on our school number (305-663-1882) and we will get be back with you.

We have extensive experience in planning for and responding to a wide variety of situations locally and remain committed to supporting every one of our students. Stay safe, as this will pass soon.

How to Be a Good Tae Kwon Do Student

Taekwondo tradition is based upon positive human values such as self discipline, good conduct, decent behavior, sincerity, honesty, and integrity. Below are steps on what it means to be a Tae Kwon Do student and what you would do every class.

1. State the student creed. Though all may share a prevailing theme, it may differ among schools.

2. Show courtesy and respect to the instructor and all other students at all times. Black belts should be referred to as ‘Sir’ or ‘Ma’am’. At the end of any exercise where you have worked with a partner or group, you must bow to your partner or to the members of your group and say ‘Thank you’.

3. Persevere: exercises are often tough and there will be many times when you want to give up, but to persevere is to carry on regardless.

4. Adopt an indomitable spirit: it is likely that you will suffer setbacks at some point during your practice of Taekwondo, but it is important not to let these put you off. ‘Fall Seven times, stand up eight’.

5. Be sensible: don’t over train or try to continue with an injury.

6. Grade whenever possible: don’t miss a grading, prepare yourself properly and be ready for it on time.

9. Compete in tournaments: put your skills to the test against new people. Watch other students and pick up tips.

10. Do extra exercise outside your Taekwondo classes to build fitness, strength and flexibility.

11. Eat sensibly: make sure your diet is high in protein for muscles and carbohydrates for energy (especially on training days).

13. Drink water: before, during and after training. Dehydration can seriously affect your performance.

14. Practice everything you are taught. Go over all the patterns every week to keep them fresh in your mind.

15. Stretch so that you don’t damage your muscles.

For more information on our Miami Tae Kwon Do classes, contact Better Families by calling 305-663-1882.

 

A Young Boy Overcomes Developmental Obstacles Through Tae Kwon Do

nohMany experts agree, Tae Kwon Do is a healthy sport for all those who participate, especially children, who gain a number of physical and mental benefits through the practice. Some children start as young as three years old and see improvements in physical strength and balance, concentration, discipline, self-confidence, and even reduced aggression. Recently, the mother of a developmentally challenged 7 year-old boy shared his very inspiring story online- a story that highlights just how strongly Tae Kwon Do can impact a life.

The young boy’s name is Noah Hoover, who was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and suffers from a medical condition called hypotonia, decreased muscle tone resulting from malfunctioning nerve impulses in the brain. To combat the decline of muscles and to help develop movement, Noah attends weekly sessions of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. His mother also placed him in Tae Kwon Do classes, hoping that it would instill focus and drive in him.

“I really think that Tae Kwon Do has really pushed him to get where he really needs to be,” Shelly Hoover said. “When he first went to Tae Kwon Do, it was hard to even watch him because he was struggling so hard to even balance on one foot. Going from that to being able to do all of these moves is great.” Now, it is hard to notice any difference in level between him and his friends.

If you’re interested in our Miami Tae Kwon Do classes, contact us today! It is never too late to get started on the rewarding journey that is learning and mastering a martial art. Our emphasis is on establishing discipline, respect and courtesy in each student. This concept is built into every aspect of Tae Kwon Do instruction through the positive reinforcement of Martial Arts protocol. For more information on our school, contact Better Families by calling 305-663-1882.

15 Fun Facts About Tae Kwon Do

Turkey's Servet Tazegul kicks Britain's Martin Stamper during their men's -68kg semifinal taekwondo match at the London Olympic Games1. Taekwondo is one of the two martial arts to be included in the Olympics (the other one is Judo). The International Military Sports Council introduced Taekwondo as a sports event in the Olympics on April 9, 1976.

2. Nowadays, commands or even numeral counting is spoken in the Korean language for Taekwondo.

3. The values that students of Taekwondo learned are not just applied in the sport. The Tenets of Taekwondo are characteristics that students must incorporate in their daily lives as well.

4.Today, over 70 million people in 188 countries practice Taekwondo. 4 million of them are black belts.

5. In the competing event of Taekwondo in the Olympics, only sparring technique is allowed. But in typical competitions, techniques such as breaking, self-defense, patters and also sparring is allowed.

6. The most common injuries in Taekwondo are bruisings and leg pulls and strains.

7. Usually associated with the Japanese martial art Karate, Taekwondo actually originated in Korea around 2,000 years ago.

8. The Taekwondo uniform is called the “Dobok”. A white belt is included upon the first rank, and the belt color would change as one advances in their ranks.

9. Taekwondo literally means “the way of the foot and fist” because Tae means “to destroy with the feet”, Kwon is “to strike” and Do is “path” or “way”.

10.Taekwondo is both a martial art and a combat sport.

11. Taekwondo training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks.

12. Taekwondo is also seen in Chuck Norris , Jean-Claude Van Damme and Tony Jaa movies, as well as many Hong Kong action films.

13. Taekwondo is more than just kicks and punches – it relies on concentration, combat philosophy, self-defense, and physical fitness.

14. The largest Taekwondo tournament organization is the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), headquartered in South Korea.

15. The Taekwondo Belt System There are six colors of belts: white, yellow, green, blue, red, and black.

 

For information on our Miami Tae Kwon Do school, contact Better Families by calling 305-663-1882.