many people ask me, why am i so excited when comes to Tuesday. I said it is because every Tuesday, I can go to taekwondo training ! and they wonder, what are the benefits i got? was it looks like wasting my time? wasting my energy ? how about my study? aha! well, there are lots of advantages i got from learning taekwondo. :)
However, there still have disadvantages. basically, every sports or every martial arts have its own advantages and disadvantages. for the advantages, basically, takwondo helps to boost the confident level in someone. one of the way in boosting the confident is when the participant take part in tournament. they have to perform their pattern in the court where there will be many people watching them. Taekwondo is about defensing yourself. hence, sparring is a good way to boost someone's confident. next is to stay fit and health. Taekwondo is not only about defense yourself from danger. its also helps to make your body become fit and gain lots of stamina. Taekwondo strengthens your body and improves your health through physical exercise and conditioning. Isometric and dynamic tension exercises will allow you to gain better muscle tone and more strength. A gradual building process of safe and easy stretching techniques will enhance flexibility, while breathing and concentration exercises lead to sharper reflexes and senses.
next is the disadvantages in Taekwondo. There is stated that "No pain no Gain". the quote somehow inspires the athlete to success however, there will be lots of obstacles and pain. In taekwondo, there will be many injuries occurs if they lack of stamina and less warm up. in addition, the fees of Taekwondo is not cheap. Everytime the participant wants to upgrade their belt rank, they need to pay according the rank. the higher the rank, the more expensive the fees. furthermore, in Taekwondo, there are many patterns need to learn. The higher the rank, the tougher the pattern need to be learned. Thus it took almost 6 months to 1 year to master and perform well in tournament.