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  • Good Leadership Begins With Leading Yourself

    Good Leadership Begins With Leading Yourself

    At Master Scarsella’s World Class Tae Kwon Do our goal has never been to just have fun in classes. We could do that with tag and dodgeball. Instead we choose to teach quality martial arts, and hard-to-learn and even harder-to-perform traditional curriculum. Our goal is to create leaders. When that term “Leaders” gets said, many people have different views on what that means. When someone becomes a member of our school they don’t start and say they want a blue belt and that’s it. There is usually a specific goal in mind like self-defense, increased focus and confidence or because they want to be a Black Belt. No matter why someone starts, myself and ....

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  • Hard Work For What?

    Hard Work For What?

    Why working hard is true success!
    When we are young we are told by parents, teachers and influencers to work hard to BE successful. To have nice things and earn a great job, we have to work hard at school to get good grades. We have to work hard in sports to earn a starting position on the team. We have to work hard in college to land the job that we want. We work hard at our job to earn a raise. The things we earn through hard work could be, and generally are, well deserved for most of us. Some have tougher times than others, but that not the point I’m trying to make. My point is that we equate working hard with working hard for things. Video games have been ....

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  • Celebrities Who Have Black Belts

    Celebrities Who Have Black Belts

    Here on our blog we often talk about the benefits that Tae Kwon Do training can have in all areas of your life, especially in regards to the discipline, dedication, and self-control that comes with practicing martial arts. However, rather than just take our word from it, why not take a look at the vast number of celebrities who have experience in mastering the art of Tae Kwon Do? Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of famous people who have dedicated a great deal of their time to honing their Tae Kwon Do skills, and for many, they credit at least some of their success to the way in which martial arts training helped them to assert greater control and direction to their lives. With ....

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  • Martial Arts Therapy: Using Tae Kwon Do to Beat Illness - Part 2

    Martial Arts Therapy: Using Tae Kwon Do to Beat Illness - Part 2

    In our last post, we looked at the ways in which martial arts can be used as an alternative or complementary therapy for those suffering with a physical or mental illness – and today, we’re continuing in the same theme. For those suffering with a physical or mental illness, the idea of taking up a martial art may seem counter-intuitive. We may ask ourselves: “if I am ill, then should I be resting?” Not necessarily. Challenging yourself in a discipline that hones your physical and mental capabilities may just be the route to overcoming your issue. A martial art such as Tae Kwon Do not only keeps you fit and active, but it also helps to nurture your ....

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  • Martial Arts Therapy: Using Tae Kwon Do to Beat Illness - Part 1

    Martial Arts Therapy: Using Tae Kwon Do to Beat Illness - Part 1

    Many people are aware of the benefits that martial arts training can have in providing a greater level of self-defense proficiency and self-confidence – what is less well-known is the way in which martial arts programs can significantly benefit those suffering with physical and mental illnesses. Martial arts are being increasingly used as an alternative or complementary therapy to people who unfortunately suffer from a wide array of physical and mental ailments, in what has become known as “martial arts therapy”. One of the martial arts at the forefront of martial arts therapy is Tae Kwon Do, and at our school, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide help to ....

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  • BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SKILLS! How Tae Kwon Do Can Help Your Child Make This School Year Their Best Ever!

    BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SKILLS! How Tae Kwon Do Can Help Your Child Make This School Year Their Best Ever!

    Back to school time not only means summer vacation is wrapping up, but also brings the excitement and anxiety that come with the new school year. Each school year brings hopes of new friends, better education and fun experiences. It can also bring fear of your child not having the right social skills, getting bullied or falling behind in their academics - all areas that martial arts can help with. Read on to learn how Tae Kwon Do can help your child by making this their best school year to date! Greater level of focus One of the key skills your child can learn through the practicing of Tae Kwon Do is focus! Focus is the ability to pay attention to the right things at the ....

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  • Fun Facts about Tae Kwon Do!

    Fun Facts about Tae Kwon Do!

    Tae Kwon Do is one of the most popular sports in the world, one with a particularly rich and diverse history. Despite its status as the world’s premier martial art, there are still many aspects of Tae Kwon Do that are little known to the general public - everything from the age of the sport, to some of the more famous practitioners. There is often a belief that learning a martial art, such as Tae Kwon Do, must be a life-long endeavor that needs to be started when you are 4 years old and practiced for the rest of your life. Tae Kwon Do does provide an avenue for someone to continually progress for decades but here at our school, anyone at almost any age can start their ....

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  • Inspirational Women in Tae Kwon Do

    Inspirational Women in Tae Kwon Do

    There is often a misconception that Tae Kwon Do and other martial arts are male dominated sports – but that could not be further from the truth. At our school , 50% of our students are strong, confident women, aged 4 through adulthood. As an activity that helps to foster a high-level of discipline, dedication, and hard-work, Tae Kwon Do is a great for people of all genders and ages to spend their time. While Tae Kwon Do can be of great benefit in educating people in the arts of self-defense, it also helps to provide a robust philosophy on how to live your life – and that is something we can all benefit from. If you want to ensure that your daughter is equipped with vital ....

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  • The Five Tenets of Tae Kwon Do

    The Five Tenets of Tae Kwon Do

    If you have read any of our previous blog posts , you will know by now that Tae Kwon Do is much more than just fighting a combat sport. There is an entire culture and history behind the punches and kicks that make up the popular martial art activity, and these are designed to shape each student - mentally, intellectually and physically. This is evidenced by the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do. Found at the core of this martial art sport, these are a set of underlying principles that determine the student’s development in class, and in part, they form the Tae Kwon Do practitioners mentality. Each student uses these tenets to model their behaviors and enhance their progress both ....

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  • How Does Tae Kwon Do Build Confidence?

    How Does Tae Kwon Do Build Confidence?

    When it comes to Tae Kwon Do and other martial arts, there can be misconceptions and a sense of mystery. The definition of Tae Kwon Do - literally defined as the way of the hand and the foot - generally centers around the physical nature of the activity. It has its background based in self-defense oriented movements centered around kicks, punches and belts. But in reality, it is so much more than just a combat activity. The philosophies that have developed around Tae Kwon Do and martial arts can vary from school to school, so for our purposes we are speaking about our World Class Tae Kwon Do program. At World Class Tae Kwon Do, our end goal is an empowered, happy and ....

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