Courtesy ● Integrity ● Perseverance ● Self-Control ● Indomitable Spirit
Grit, Growth, Goals!
It's been a year of challenges and opportunities, of disappointments and determination, of making the decision to get up and put one foot in front of the other every single day. That courage and confidence, that guts and spunkiness ... how do you equip your family to be more likely to develop these qualities, especially during the time we are now in?
At Hilliard Taekwondo Academy we're equipping students with the confidence and courage to face adversity and to keep working towards goals without giving up. Success is rarely a straight line, but is more often a hot mess of effort, "not yet" and trying again.
We teach so much more than "just" excellent martial arts skills and helping kids, teens and adults feel safer and be better able to defend themselves.
Our goal is to also help students develop confidence as we instill the life-long and life-changing character traits of respect, focus, self-discipline, being kind and learning to persevere toward a goal even when facing obstacles and challenges.
In today's world kids (and teens & adults) need an encouraging and motivating atmosphere with consistent immediate age-appropriate consequences and rewards, and achievable yet challenging goals. We don't lower expectations and make things easy ─ we equip our students to persevere, step up to challenges and work toward success!
ADULTS love the great workout they get in our program! In addition to a variety of targets, padded body shields and heavy bags for kicking and striking skills that help with self-defense, we also use battle ropes, medicine balls, agility ladders, exercise bands and more to help you get stronger, more flexible and improve your cardio. The deep friendships you make as you work out with other adults who encourage you and cheer you on is just icing on the cake!
TEENS love the great workout, too, but also the great camaraderie that develops in an atmosphere of encouragement, positive motivation and no tolerance for bullying. Our age 11-15 class is one of our fastest growing and largest programs!
KIDS in our Little Dragons (age 3 & 4) & Little Ninjas (ages 5), and our Juniors Program (age 6-12) thrive due to our use of positive encouraging language, our high expectations, and our consistent rules and consequences. We don't have "star" performers who get all the attention. We give out "air" high-fives for giving YOUR best effort.