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Traverse City Taekwondo Sparring Class - Why Martial Arts Makes You A Better Parent, Spouse and Pers

Martial Arts Sparring Is Great...

It is Thursday night in Traverse City, Michigan. It is 6:28 p.m. in the middle of the Adult Taekwondo Class at the Seung-ni Martial Arts Academy. The students ranging in age from 18 to 57 are busily slipping on their forearm pads, chest protectors and head gear. A sense of excitement is in the air and these Traverse City area residents prepare to engage in Taekwondo sparring training. For most of the month the Seung-ni students have been diligently practicing their kicks, blocks, punches, footwork, combinations and feints all in preparation of this night's class. Sparring is the free flowing application of their martial arts skills against an opponent. It is always the most anticipated and favorite class of the month.

Taekwondo Is An Olympic Sport And The Most Widely Practiced Martial Art In The World...

Taekwondo (a.k.a. Korean Karate) is one of two martial arts in the Olympics along with Judo. The sport of Taekwondo is based on players getting points for landing kicks and punches on an opponent with great skill, technique, accuracy and speed. Taekwondo is the most widely practiced martial art in the world. And, it is also the most popular martial art in Traverse City and Northern Michigan. With Taekwondo's focus on great self defense, fitness, strong character, respect and discipline is is not suprising that it attracts so many kids, teens and adults to its ranks. At the Seung-ni Studio in Traverse City child classes include Little Grasshoppers (ages 18 mos - 3 years), Little Ninjas (ages 3 - 4), Little Dragons (ages 5 - 6), Child Taekwondo (ages 7 - 12) and Teen Taekwondo (ages 13 - 17).