We enrolled our son in Jr TKD school several weeks ago, and we have already begun to see the results from his training.
This school is run day to day by several instructors, under the watchful eye of Master Taylor, who has been involved in martial arts since he was 6 years old. It is clear that he has never lost sight of his young start, exemplified by his patients and composure with the kids in his classes. The leadership and discipline he shows acts as an example for the students, who learn these traits through their training.
One look at the black belt students in this school will show the hard work and dedication that Jr TKD team contributes to the students. All of these advanced ranking students are well behaved, respectful, composed and their athletic ability is astounding. They are all willing to help with the lower ranking students to correct their form, and help them practice.
We have personally noticed some huge improvements in our son in just a few short weeks. He is more attentive, and not just willing but EAGER to help out around the house. He is more focused and thoughtful, and he has been improving his communication skills and confidence.
In addition to all of the benefits we have noticed, there is one that really stands out. Master Taylor and the Jr TKD school is deeply involved in the community. Master Taylor regularly teaches classes to local schools in the area. These classes deal with situational issues that arise in lots of students' lives, such as bullying, strangers, obeying rules, and respecting themselves and each other. Sure, this may indirectly bring new students to the school, but the impact that this may have to some kids who may be dealing with these issues can not be measured.
Our son looks forward to going to class several times a week, and with the benefits we have seen from his personal improvement, we look forward to bringing him in.
As a testament to the schools training ability, many of the students have gone on to win awards at competitions regionally and nationally. The success of any school should not be measured by the number of trophies in the case, but by the character building of the students. In the case of Jr. TKD School, they have both.