When you turn on the television or head to the movie theater with your family, you may notice a kickin’ new trend—martial arts are gaining in popularity! Though there are many different styles around the world, one of the most attractive for kids and adults is Taekwondo. This Korean martial art dates back to the early 1950s and is most recognized by flashy kicks and the smooth style of its techniques.
So why is Taekwondo taking over the martial arts and pop culture scene? It appeals to both kids and parents! Kids love to learn “ninja moves,” and parents love the life and character-building skills found through the art.
(Help your child develop the character-building skills of Taekwondo with the new Team Taekwondo graphic novel series.)
ATA Martial Arts is the single largest martial arts organization in North America dedicated to the discipline of Taekwondo. ATA has been teaching Taekwondo to youth since the early 1980s and recently re-launched their curriculum geared toward students aged 6 to 12. When watching a Taekwondo class or a local tournament competition, it’s easy to see why this is a sport that’s packing a punch.