I started Taekwondo as a chubby high school kid (about 14 years of age), and I stopped after 6 months of training. However, something about the atmosphere made me return when I was 17 (just after my HSC) and I haven’t stopped for the past 12 years. Lindsay & Maria have been there with me every step of the way, from falling on my backside to throwing dynamic well-balanced movements. ..they will always guide you with utmost integrity.
- Age will not hold you back in our school
- Flexibility & Co-ordination can be developed
- Our Taekwondo family is warm and welcoming
Taekwondo & My Life
Taekwondo represents the pillars supporting my life. Everything I create within the philosophy and holistic training of the art seamlessly permeates all the events for which I experience from a day to day basis. As a young professional now (24 years of age), I can’t help but notice the number of my peers who yearn for direction and clarity within our rapidly moving times. I do not experience the same troubles. I live with purpose, gratitude, confidence and smiles.
Sometimes it gets hazy as with everything in life, but I come back to my relationship with the art and know that if I continually seek to align myself with its “ideals”, then success & clarity becomes an inevitability.
Is Taekwondo for You?
Like the breath, the art of taekwondo has existed timelessly within different lifeforms. Something as sacred & priceless as this has to count for something. Taekwondo is for everybody but not everybody is for Taekwondo. Its something you have to experience first, to then decide for yourself. =)
Black Belt Taekwondo Student
I was always quite self-disciplined when it came to academia but as I became a bit older I found that same level of self-discipline did not apply to my personal fitness or my waist line.
As a young man at the age of 22 I was quite shocked to discover I had put on 11 kilograms in the 4 years after I finished high-school and realised that I needed to make a positive change for the better. For me that change was Taekwondo.
I am proud to say that now at the age of 33, I am as trim and fit as I was when I was 18, the difference of course is that I now know how to defend myself should the need arise.
My main motivation to continue Taekwondo training as a young man in a highly stressful job and with a young family is to stay fit and healthy. From a psychological perspective, I find that no matter how stressful a day I have experienced, I can attend Taekwondo training and at the end of the training session I feel calm, stress-free and at peace with the world.
When I think back to my Taekwondo skill level and lack of flexibility when I started training, it is hard to believe how much I have achieved. While I will never be a world champion fighter, nor am I the most flexible student, I can hold my own in a bout and my core strength, flexibility and speed have increased markedly over time. I am living proof that anyone can train in taekwondo and become a competent martial artist given sufficient motivation and training!
I look forward to my training sessions every week and Taekwondo is a very important part of my life and lifestyle.
I would recommend Taekwondo training at Eastern Suburbs Taekwondo to anyone who is interested in learning self-defence, improving their fitness, flexibility and mental discipline and critically having fun.
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