Three Ways Tae Kwon Do Benefits Health and Wellbeing

Tae Kwon Do is more than just a form of self-defense; it is a traditions passed on from generation-to-generation that promotes health and well-being for the individual. Tae Kwon Do focuses not only on physical form, but mental discipline and the ancient Eastern art of meditation. This philosophy of not just promoting physical health, but mental and physical oneness is being accepted more and more as common health practice. Listed below are three ways Tae Kwon Do benefits health and well-being.


This is the most obvious way that Tae Kwon Do promotes healthy living. Exercise is vitally important for your metabolism and overall physical health. Most people do not even come close to the recommended amount of daily (weekly) exercise. Tae Kwon Do allows individuals to exercise in a way that is fun, educational and enlightening.


A cornerstone of Tae Kwon Do is discipline. Discipline is not something that comes naturally to people but must be learned and practiced.  Ultimately, discipline (which is practiced and learned in every Tae Kwon Do class) can positively impact all aspects of your life from personal to business. Being focused, responsible and proactive can all be attributed to an increased sense of discipline.


This ancient Eastern art is known to reduce stress levels, increase mental clarity and promote positive physical health. Mediation, like all other practices, is something you can continue to improve over time making it easier to find outlets of clarity in your life. Meditation is a crucial part of learning Tae Kwon Do, as the body and mind must be one to correctly practice this ancient martial art.

These health and well-being virtues are practiced daily at Better Families Through Tae Kwon Do .

A Brief Overview of Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is the national sport of South Korea.  Tae means to strike or break with foot, kwon means to strike or break with fist and do means way, method or path.  Tae Kwon Do is a combination of self-defense, sport, combat techniques and exercise.  The sport of Gyeorugi, a form of sparring, has been an Olympic sport since the year 2000.

When training in the art of Tae Kwon Do, the student generally works within a system of blocks, kicks, punches, open-handed strikes, take-downs, sweeps, throws and joint locks.  Many Tae Kwon Do instructors utilize jiapsul or pressure points, grabbing self-defense techniques that are borrowed from hapkido and judo.

Although each Tae Kwon Do school is different, each student of Tae Kwon Do will most likely take part in learning the techniques and curriculum of Tae Kwon Do, aerobic and anaerobic exercise, self-defense, patterns “forms”, sparring, relaxation or meditation, throwing or falling techniques, discipline, etiquette, justice, self-confidence and breaking of boards.

Tae Kwon Do derives from several different kwans and therefore the philosophy can be expressed in a couple ways.  However, the International Taekwon-Do Federation’s student oath states “I shall be a champion of freedom and justice” and “I shall build a more peaceful world”.

At Better Families Through Tae Kwon Do, we follow the Jhoon Rhee system.  We are proud to be one of the most prestigious Miami Karate Schools.  Our instructors have inspired over 600 families and we are most proud of our stellar reputation within the community.

Mother’s Week

From May 9 to 14, Better Families is offering free classes to all mothers.  No experience necessary all you have to do is show to class with your child.  This is a good way to spend quality time with your child.  In addition you could qualify for FREE training at Better Families.

Black Belt Pre- Test

May 21, 2011 at 8:00 am, our Black Belt candidate will be presenting their pre-test with Master Karen Klock-Perez and Master Mary Beth Klock-Perez.  Master Class at 9:00 am is cancel for the day.  Good luck and do your best!


Tomorrow Friday, May 13, 2011 Better Families celebrate Graduation for all belts.  Students are welcome to invite Family and Fiends to Graduation night.  Ceremony is to start at 7:00 pm.  Congratulation to the 😯 plus students graduating.

Spring Break Camp

Better Families Through Tae Kwon Do Spring Break Camp is a success with our Parents and Students.  The dates of this year’s camp is from Monday, March 14 through  Friday, March 18, 2011.  From 8:30 am to 3:00 pm your child will be entertained with fun games, Martial Arts Training, Field Trips and much more.  Enrollment is open and applications are available at the front desk.  Space is limited if you would like to reserve a spot please call us at 305-663-1882.  See you at Camp…