How to Support Your Loved One During Their Taekwondo Journey


How to Support Your Loved One During Their Taekwondo Journey

Your loved one did it. They made the first step to join Martial Arts. Or maybe they have been doing it for a long time, maybe even since they were four years old. Either way, as their parent, guardian, sibling, friend, or whomever you are to them, you have a responsibility. They are not alone in their journey and it takes your support to see them through this incredible experience. 

Showing up:

The best thing you can do for someone who is involved in taekwondo is to show up. That can mean many different things. It could mean taking them to their lessons, cheering them on at testing and tournaments, or just being there through their journey. When you show up, it encourages them to keep going because they know that you will be by their side throughout the process.

Encouraging them: 

Martial Arts training is not easy. There will be days that are extremely difficult. There’s a reason that becoming a Black Belt is such an honor! Your job as their loved one is to encourage them to continue even when times get tough. They made a commitment, teaching them to honor that commitment is one of the best things you can do for them. There will be days when they don’t feel like going, or are bored, or feel like giving up. It’s in those moments that you push them to keep going because they will never regret succeeding, but they may regret giving up.

Joining them:

No one wants to feel like they are going through something alone. Sometimes, the best thing you can do to support your loved one’s taekwondo journey is to join them! We always welcome new students at any level. Family class is a great way for families to take on the experience together. Remember, families that train together, stay together. It can be a life changing experience for you and your loved one to go through together.

Being proud of them:

It isn’t easy to start something new or to not give up when things are hard. Make sure that you are telling your loved one that you are proud of them, especially for the little stuff. Hearing that they are overcoming challenges and making a difference can have a huge impact on their taekwondo journey. Make sure you show your support by congratulating them on their accomplishments and telling them how proud you are of them.

Martial Arts training is never easy, but it’s always worth it. Having someone support you along the way makes it that much better. Be sure to support your loved one on this path, and don’t let them give up when things get tough! Mueller’s Martial Arts certainly will never give up on you! To learn more about our program, click here.