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Mallory Thornton reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
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My daughter's experience with Taekwondo has been so much deeper than learning Taekwondo itself. Ms. Chapman's program has provided lessons in endurance, responsibility, courage and instructing others. I cannot say enough about the growth I have seen in my daughter in all of these areas. I highly recommend Taekwondo but more specifically recommend the Fort Bend Taekwondo program. Mallory Thornton

Adam Richardson reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
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We have two boys at Ft Bend Taekwondo with Coach Carol currently and we all love it there. This is a very family oriented environment from the top down for both the children and the parents. Not only does Coach Carol teach Taekwondo but she teaches the students life lessons and helps them follow and live by the Taekwondo Tenets. our boys have been students for around three years now. It is amazing to see how much they have grown as young men because of Coach Carol and her coaching staff. Ft Bend Taekwondo is also not just about Taekwondo. Coach Carol is always looking for different events to put on or attend as a school for the students AND parents to grow in all ways in their lives. We love this school, Coach Carol and all her supporting staff and always recommend Ft Bend Taekwondo to anyone and everyone. Adam Richardson

Brianna Bacher reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
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My mom and dad wanted me to join Taekwondo, but I was reluctant too. I am sure glad that I listened to my parents and joined Fort Bend Taekwondo. From the moment I walked into Fort Bend Taekwondo, Mrs. Chapman and her staff made me feel comfortable and safe. They welcomed me in and I found myself wanting to learn all the kicks, forms and excercises they Had to teach me. Initially, I was scared and not very confident in myself or my abilities. I didn't believe I had what it takes to do Taekwondo. Mrs. Chapman quickly proved me wrong. With each new form she taught me and new kick I learned, I felt more confident in myself. Not only did I feel myself getting physically stronger, I felt my mind getting stronger too. My mind was becoming more clear and I could focus better. At each class Mrs. Chapman and her staff make learning fun. They are always there to offer help and encouragement. I find myself always wanting to do my best. Fort Bend Taekwondo is a great place to learn new things, build strength, increase confidence and build great friendships. I am so happy to be part of the Fort Bend Taekwondo family. Sincerely, Brianna Bacher

Oyuki Morales reviewed Fort Bend Taekwondo
5
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It's been close to a year that we've been with Mrs. Carol at Fort Bend Taekwondo.Mrs Carol is a wonderful instructor, that makes the classes fun but also teaches the kids discipline. I recommend coming here, it's a wonderful after school activity for our children to invest their time and it teaches self control, and manners while having FUN!

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The Positive Benefits of Martial Arts for Children

At Fort Bend TaeKwonDo, I often get asked, how does martial arts benefit children? Perhaps you’ve even wondered this yourself! And while I know what the benefits of martial arts training are for children,  I knew I really wanted to get to the heart of what we do at Fort Bend TaeKwonDo and go beyond the typical responses. So, I thought I’d list out some of the benefits our parents tell us they see with their child enrolled in our classes! Here is a brief list of what they say:

“Structured” Physical Activity

Notice I didn’t just say “physical activity”! It is easy for moms/dads to take their kids to the playground and watch them have free time for an hour or so. But not our parents!  They have invested in something far more valuable for their kids! Our classes are made with the brain in mind and are therefore structured so that we are able to deliver the most up to date information in a manner that each age group can retain. So not only are our students getting the physical exercise they need stay fit and healthy; they are getting the intellectual stimulation they need to help them stay sharp at school!

Socially Positive Stress Relief

There is no doubt that the pressures of school academics and social pressures weigh on our kids releasing lots of cortisol which is retroactive to leading an emotionally stable lifestyle. This can be seen especially during back to school seasons. But the good news is that even after a stressful or busy day, our students are able to come to Fort Bend TaeKwondo where we have built a community in which they can feel safe, confident, and free to be themselves. Many students also create friendships here that will last a lifetime as well!

Powerful Positive Role Models

I am so proud and humbled that our families choose my team and myself to be positive role models in their child’s life. I take that seriously –  which is why our instructors are trained to use the SKILLZ system. SKILLZ allows us to understand each child physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. We are also trained in positive reinforcement techniques that can generate results quicker than many traditional systems that often cause children to step backwards behaviorally.

Goal Setting

We all want our kids to have huge goals, and to achieve them. In our school our students learn that each major win is accomplished through smaller victories. Every class, our students work hard to earn a skill stripe which leads to them being able to test for their next belt rank. Our testings are actual testings – and sometimes, students don’t pass. Not passing a testing is hard for everyone involved – even me – but our students know that when they’ve passed testing, they’ve truly earned their new belt rank. This cycle continues to be reinforced and eventually they will know the elation that comes when they have their first black belt tied around their waist. This lesson is valuable beyond words and will help each child for many years in the future.

Self-Control

We help our students learn how to control their mind, their heart, and their body. And then, we take it one step further by teaching them how to handle their nerves when they’re afraid by teaching them how to calm themselves and make better choices instead of reacting out of emotion.

Sportsmanship & promote positive social interactions

We focus on building confidence while working in groups or with partners so that our students are comfortable working with and leading their peers through various challenges. “You win some, You lose some” is a fact of life. We help prepare our students to be courteous champions and even more importantly, also being proud when they do their very best or try something completely outside their comfort zone.

I hope this article has helped shed some light on how children benefit from taekwondo classes. Please feel free to reach out to me personally via email at cchapman@fortbendtkd.com or via text message at (281) 454-3265 if you have any questions about how our classes could benefit your child!

Carol Chapman

owner and head instructor