Not Always What You Want, But What You Need


Not Always What You Want, But What You Need

The role of any good instructor is to teach you what you need, not what you want. A lot of times in class, we get bored or frustrated because there are certain things you want to do in class but many times we don’t do those things. Often, when it comes to exercise, training, or anything else in life, the things you don’t like or are hardest are the things you need to be training the most. That’s where your instructor comes in and teaches what you need.

Life Skills:

While you may think that life skills have nothing to do with taekwondo training, they are probably the most important part. It can be hard and annoying to memorize the definitions, and it may seem like a waste of time to work on them in class. In reality though, those are the skills you will take with you for the rest of your life. You will always be able to use perseverance, integrity, goals, dedication, focus, respect, discipline, and confidence, even when you no longer train in karate.


Everyone gets frustrated on days that are heavy for technique training. When working on specific details it can definitely get monotonous and frustrating. But those days are the most important. Your instructor sees the tiny details that will make a difference between an okay martial artist and a world champion. You may not want to think about the tiny parts of each technique, but those details matter. If you can pay attention to the small details in taekwondo, you can do it in every part of life.


Most people do not want to practice the same thing over and over again. But any good instructor knows that repetition is the key to success. Bruce Lee once said, “I fear not a man that has practiced 10,000 kicks, but a man that had practiced one kick 10,000 times. Though repetition may seem boring and unnecessary, it is essential to becoming the best. Just like studying for a test or getting good at any task, repetition is how you get there.

Trusting the process and trusting your instructors is essential to your martial arts journey. They know what is best for you, even if it’s not always what you want to do. They see exactly what you need and will train you for it, to make you the best version of yourself. To learn more about our program, click here