Tiger Martial Arts includes a program of physical health, mental and emotional wellness, and physical fitness. When an athlete has these attributes, they can begin to unlock their potential and productivity.
Health is achieved through good life habits, including: nutrition, sleep, and avoidance of recreational drugs and alcohol.
- ChooseMyPlate.gov: This website is published by the USDA following national recommendations on proper nutrition, especially for children. They have many games, songs, and activities to teach
- What’s on My Plate is an instructional and fun video for all ages (in English and Spanish)
- NIH Website on sleep research (https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/ncsdr)
Taekwondo has roots in Buddhist philosophy. Meditation and mindfulness have been shown to be powerful tools towards achieving emotional and mental balance and control. Studies have shown that meditation helps in managing the effects of certain learning challenges such as ADHD, especially when both the parent and child practice. Our classes often start or finish with a brief meditation.
- NIH Website on meditation (https://nccih.nih.gov/health/meditation)