The principals of Taekwondo techniques are based on the design of your body. For power you develop the larger, powerful muscles of the torso. The speed of the techniques comes from the fast, agile muscles of the arms and legs. As you progress in Taekwondo, you will learn to coordinate this speed and power, and develop a concentration to focus all of your body’s strength into a small, hard striking surface like the edge of the hand or the heel of the foot.
This does not come naturally for many people, but can be developed over a period of time. Through Taekwondo, as new goals are accomplished, confidence level increases. Taekwondo instills a sense of discipline and self-confidence that can carry over to all aspects of your life.
Once the speed and power, which has been developed through Taekwondo training, is used in a self-defense situation against the soft vulnerable parts of an attackers body, the result can be incredible. Taekwondo allows a woman to emphasize many of her natural physical strengths, such as power in the legs, while learning a method of self-defense efficient against a much larger opponent. Knowing you can defend yourself, your confidence will grow and confidence alone is usually enough to deter potential attackers. During the course of training, students are taught practical application and awareness so they understand how they are perceived on the street and how to adapt or avoid situations.