Maybe you found this blog because you googled martials arts. Or maybe you googled fitness or training. Or perhaps, it was the word “discipline” that you searched. All of these search terms relate to TKD. But how can Tae Kwon Do benefit you and/or your child? One obvious benefit is discipline for sure. Many families bring their child to us to teach them discipline or self-control. As one of the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do, students of the martial arts certainly learn self-control. But Tae Kwon Do also teaches perseverance and indomitable spirit, or in other words: GRIT. Our world faces more and more challenges and to help us respond to those challenges, we need to develop resiliency or grit. TKD teaches us just that. It takes time and focus and motivation to keep practicing which then allows you to move to the next belt. Not everyone makes it. But those students who embrace these tenets of TKD will reap the benefits of acquiring grit. We have seen students take these skills and go on to do amazing things in their lives, personally and professionally. So if you’ve ever thought about how one acquires grit and resiliency, consider Tae Kwon Do. It just might lead to bigger and better things in your life.