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Traverse City Teenagers Toughen up with Taekwondo

Teenage sons and daughters in northern Michigan, as well as anywhere else, need structure and guidance during their development through their teen years. The age twelve through twenty range is a time where many youths rebel against their elders and seek to develop themselves. At Seung-Ni Martial Arts Academy the instructors have plenty of experience in teaching such teens; some were training through their teen years as well. Enrolling in martial arts such as Taekwondo or Jui-Jitsu is an excellent way to help a teen develop and build self confidence, self discipline, and self defense.

Teens anywhere, Traverse City not excluded, can have trouble feeling confident about anything in their life. Entering middleschool/highschool and dealing with the changes those bring can weigh heavily upon any kid. Our black belt instructors teach students that they should and can be their own source of confidence by empowering them through various exercises and training. Students are also learn a great deal of self discipline which is extremely valuable for a teenager who is taking on more and more responsibility. Instructors stress that homework and chores are just as important as learning a new technique and students are reminded that they should do what needs to be done without being asked which is something any teacher or parent can appreciate.

Teen Students are also, of course, taught a variety of self defense techniques. In the event that someone, whether a bully at school or stranger on street, attacks a student they will be adequetly equipped to end any conflict. This can be a boon to many parents who's teens will hang out with friends away from home; knowing your child can protect themself can ease some worries.

If you or someone you know in the Traverse City area is interested in taking martial arts the Seung-Ni Martial Arts Academy can be reached at (231) 932-4300. You may also visit us at our website at

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