Students Prove Their Skills with Real Data

Students measure real skills data with our 2020 Armor

Students Prove Their Skills with Real Data

Improvement in many areas is often subjective. It is quite common for a student to ask him or herself, “Am I getting better?” and feel frustrated with a perceived lack of progress. It can be very difficult to identify areas to target for improvement (what should I be practicing?), which can slow down progress and derail motivation. Well, United States Taekwondo students don’t have to guess about their improvements anymore.

 

United States Taekwondo has invested in 2020 Armor vests, an amazing technology that allows us to track real time data for reaction time, power, and stamina. The best part is, it’s super fun, too! Students take a baseline measurement in these three key areas, and they can then track their improvement over time. This is incredibly valuable when it comes to goal setting. A goal that can’t be measured is not a good goal.

2020 Armor has some other super cool functions, as well, which we’ll introduce in a future post. If you’d like to join our martial arts family and try our 2020 Armor out for yourself, give us a call or fill out the form at www.UnitedStatesTKD.com.

If you’d like to schedule a free trial class, visit us online at UnitedStatesTKD.com, shoot us an email, or call us at 737-999-4004.

UnitedStatesTKD.com and United States Taekwondo is accredited through Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) in Seoul, Korea.

Founded in 2017 by Master James Lockett, a 5th degree Black Belt and Master Instructor, United States Taekwondo offers Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up that are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

United States Taekwondo Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at UnitedStatesTKD@gmail.com, or you can call directly at 737-999-4004. You can also visit our website at UnitedStatesTKD.com.

About Master James Lockett:  James is a fifth-degree black belt and certified master instructor.  He has a Master’s Degree in Education from Framingham State University. He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years. Master Lockett is a passionate educator who has taught all over the United States and Korea.

United States Taekwondo offers the best in martial arts training in both north Austin (Wells Branch) and south Austin (Buda). United States Taekwondo serves Buda, Kyle, Austin, and Pflugerville.

Setting and Achieving Goals

We all have dreams in life, and most realize that in order to achieve those dreams, we must set goals, a road map, and a time frame to get them. This reality isn’t just true for grown-ups; it’s true for children as well. The dictionary defines a goal as an “observable and measurable end result with one or more objectives to be achieved within a fixed time frame.” It is a known fact that children with specific goals to achieve fare much better in life than their direction-less counterparts. Setting goals for children allows them to think, plan, and take action in order to earn a positive change or reward. They will understand the importance of patience, hard work, and experience the pure satisfaction of seeing the fruits of their labor. Since children are basically beginners in this area, the focus should lie on the process rather than the result.

Values of goal-setting

Setting goals for your children helps them focus on the task at hand. Since children can be easily distracted, it is necessary to set small goals for them that are achievable. The intention here is to keep them focused. Motivation is also important in goal setting and children will lose interest in their goals if it not relevant to them. Motivation in the form of small rewards can be great when it comes to getting your child to achieve his or her goals, but the focus must be on completing the task and not just the reward. Fixing goals for your children in multiple areas allows them to explore their strengths and interests, and simultaneously trains them to be well rounded individuals.

Setting goals for your children allows them to develop self-confidence. Every time your children achieve a set goal, it gives them the reassuring knowledge and trust that they are capable of doing things. It gives them a sense of control and boosts their self-esteem.

Goal-setting with karate

Allowing your children to participate in goal-oriented activities is an excellent way to teach them the importance and value of the so-called “master skill of success.” Like most martial arts, karate is built on the idea of self-improvement through practice. It is an activity that is centered on the idea of goal-setting, and requires high levels of discipline to learn. There are various stages through which to progress when learning karate (proficiency in certain moves or skill sets, symbolized by advancing rank and belt color). The requirements will teach your child to be patient and focused, a noble and possible goal for young people and adults as well.