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Suzannah Sorg

We have had two children successfully earn their black belts here, and now our third child is old enough to take Taekwondo from Grandmaster Park. His school is the real deal. Our child is learning with traditional methods -- including discipline, respect, and self-control. These attributes have come in handy, not only in Taekwondo class, but also in school and at home. In addition to getting great exercise, he is improving his coordination and focus through these classes. Not to mention self-defense. Master Park has always been very respectful towards us parents as well. He runs his school and his classes very conscientiously in the traditional Taekwondo format in order to deliver top-notch instruction to each student. Just one of the many reasons why our family highly recommends Grandmaster Park's school!

Tori Michel

My son has attended Grandmaster Park's school for over a year and he loves it. He advanced quickly, improved his coordination, and increased his confidence. Grandmaster and all the staff are welcoming, friendly, and caring. They encourage my son so much and he loves going to class!

Nancy Poppleton Keenan reviewed Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do
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Noah has been with Grandmaster Park for 5 years and in that time both his self-confidence and focus have improved greatly! He's calmer at school and more able to accept daily changes and challenges without getting angry or upset. He also made a life long friend at the school; the boy now lives in Australia but the two text & Facetime regularly. With out TKD, they would never have met! I definitely give Grandmaster Park and all the excellent instructors an big thumbs up!

Nick LeRoy reviewed Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do
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We have had Grand Master Park as an instructor for over 2 years for my now 10 year old. Grand Master Park is an incredible teacher who focuses on fundamentals and learning TKD the right way. He is firm but loving with all of the students and we have been very happy at my son’s progress and development.

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Why Senior Citizens Can Benefit From Martial Arts

As people grow older, they begin to find ways to be more productive and make use of
their time. For senior citizens, in particular, they find that there is even more time
they need to utilize and want to do so effectively. Many will go out and find other
jobs while others will pursue hobbies and activities that they never could before
retirement. Martial arts is one activity that many seniors should take advantage of in
their pursuit of finding a participatory activity. There are many benefits associated
with taking martial arts classes.

Sustain Mental Health
Growing older can be a wonderful thing as people become more experienced and wise
in their lifetimes. However, the brain does not function as quickly or healthy as it did
during childhood. With that said, seniors tend to experience more issues such as
memory loss or slower reactions. Martial arts can significantly help alleviate these
symptoms. It does so through the discipline and constant practice of reflexive routines
that help seniors keep their mental alertness. The brain is a muscle that needs to be
exercised just as much as other muscles within the body. Martial arts for seniors is
especially important in maintaining their own mental health and awareness.

Make Friends and Build Community
As seniors grow into their retirements, their friend circles tend to decrease over time.
They are no longer going to work each day and seeing their co-workers on a regular
basis. Enlisting in and taking martial arts classes gives them a chance to make new
friends and build a community. People in martial arts classes share a common interest
in the sport. They may all have joined for different reasons, but the outcome is the
same. There are a multitude of exercises that involve partner and group activities.
This builds teamwork and each person feels connected to the entire group. They all
build a sense of camaraderie and hold each other accountable. Again, this is a great
reason for seniors to join martial arts classes because they need to be able to
socialize and feel welcomed in things that foster that type of behavior.

Physical Fitness
Exercise is vitally important to everyone, but specifically to senior citizens. Bodily
functions and strength are just not the same when it comes to a senior’s body versus
people in their 30s. In order to keep up a healthy body, a senior should be sure to
build muscle and bone strength. Osteoporosis is one of the most common conditions
that any senior will begin to experience. This comes from a weak skeletal structure.
To protect their bones, they need to build up their muscle strength. Martial arts
tremendously helps with building that muscle strength as well as a person’s overall
endurance. Heart disease is another common ailment for people over the age of 40.
Practicing martial arts will significantly reduce a senior’s risk for heart diseases
because of the physical routines associated with its art.

Martial arts for seniors should be something that many people consider to be an all-around
activity. Not only does it provide a chance for them to be active, but it can
give them multiple mental benefits as well. Giving seniors the chance to do something
once considered unconventional is an amazing opportunity to give them back their
sense of self and confidence.