Participating in healthy, vigorous physical activity helps combats the dangerous trend of childhood obesity for Children and Teens and the resulting diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure for Adults. Regular sports such as baseball, soccer, football and basketball may provide some relief on a seasonal basis however Martial arts, on the other hand, is a year-round, healthy fitness commitment which provides a full-body workout, strength, flexibility and muscle building exercises to keep Teens and Adults healthy and prepared to succeed in school, at work and at home. Organized sports are competitive by nature and the focus is always on being better than someone else. In Martial Arts the focus is on being a better YOU! The person you see in the mirror is the toughest opponent you will ever face. Hapkido will remove the “I Can’t” from your vocabulary and replace it with “I CAN”.
Extremely effective self-defense, Physical and Mental Fitness and most importantly, the positive Cultivation of Character is what Hapkido training develops. Both Teens and Adults learn to apply positive tenets and codes that they learn, to their lives. Teens and Adults who begin Hapkido find themselves looking at life challenges as opportunities, rather than obstacles. They become more resilient, and therefore better able to face stressors of everyday life. Those who study and practice Hapkido celebrate their successes in training, and therefore learn to celebrate themselves in life. They become calmer and more confident which leads to competency and a feeling of self-worth.