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Taekwondo Gives Northern Michigan Kids an Active Summer Activity

As school ends and summer vacation begins many parents in the Northen Michigan area are looking for ways to keep their children engaged both physichally and mentally over the time away from school. Martial Arts provides an place for kids of all ages to grow over the summer and develop martial arts techniques but social skills as well. At Seung-Ni Martial Arts of Traverse City, parents and children are provided this opportunity.

Northern Michigan has summers that decent weather and a variety of activities. However, parents that want a place for their children to continue growing while away from school have limitid options. Classes at Seung-Ni will see any child staying fit; each class starts with a bit of stretching and cardio before working over a wide variety of techniques ranging from kicking to rolling. The aim of the game is that kids stay active over the summer, not sit inside waiting for school to start again.

Martial Arts training can also help a child grow mentally while away from school. The positive black belt instructors stress discipline, obedience, and practice to the students each class. Students are given monthly assignments via SWAT (Special Winning Attitude Team) packets to complete which include learning about South Korea, taking extra chores around the house, working out at home, and asking questions to elders to learn from them. Students also interact with one another and enhance their social skills through class. Martial Arts classes ensure that children return to school ready to learn and be among their classmates!

If you or someone you know is interested in martial arts in the Traverse City area please call Seung-Ni Martial Arts Academy at (231) 932-4300 or visit us at

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