The Health Benefits of Taekwondo

Posted by admin on April 9, 2019

32431750_s.jpgEveryone talks about martial arts and how they can help build your strength.

All that high kicking and board-breaking takes a lot of exertion, and you have to be pretty fit to accomplish such feats. While it’s true that you can improve your physical health, there are also great benefits for your mental health as well.

Here’s why Taekwondo can have such a positive impact on your wellbeing.

Speed and Stamina

Taking part in Taekwondo takes a lot of speed and stamina. You’ll be surprised how exerting it can be! This makes it a great fat burner but also helps build your endurance and keeps your reflexes on top form.

Eventually, you’ll learn to take a hit and this will let you go far when sparring with other students. It also increases your pain tolerance.

Muscle Tone and Appearance

All that fat may burn away but the muscle you long thought gone will soon reappear. Due to its aerobic nature, Taekwondo tones your body like nothing else and, in general, improves your posture to the point where you’re no longer slouching in your chair.


While your muscles grow in strength, so too does your flexibility. Not many beginners of Taekwondo would believe how much their flexibility improves.

You might not become as elastic as a gymnast but you’ll be able to stretch your ligaments enough to stay in top shape.

Reduces Stress  

All 20 million Taekwondo practitioners will tell you just how effective the sport is at reducing stress. After a hard day at work, nothing releases aggression better than high-kicking a piece of wood in half.  

This makes an enormously positive impact on your mental health as it reduces the amount of pent-up anger and anxiety you may feel as a result of your daily life.

Improves Discipline

Learning to respect your teacher as well as the other students will improve your discipline tenfold. Taekwondo is perfect for allowing you to focus on goals you want to achieve and how quickly you want to achieve them.

Overall, Taekwondo is a great way to get healthy. If you want to give it a go, why not register your interest today at Tan’Gun Academy?