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The gym i choose to raise awareness to is Jeong's Family Taekwondo. (1. 38A Secord Dr, St. Catharines, ON L2N 1K8, 2. Pendale Plaza, 210 Glendale Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2T 2K5) by Mind Map: The gym i choose to raise awareness to is Jeong's Family Taekwondo. (1. 38A Secord Dr, St. Catharines, ON L2N 1K8, 2. Pendale Plaza, 210 Glendale Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2T 2K5)

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2. Taekwondo has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics. The marital art is constantly growing making improvements through its unique activities. Although, the sport itself has been around for centuries Taekwondo is still a relatively unfamiliar sport.

3. Table of Contents ............................................ The Physical Benefits......1 Body Energy systems......2 Benefits of Stretching.....3 The Mental Benefits....... 4 References .......................5

4. Physical Benefits

4.1. Taekwondo warm ups include kicking drills that help develop flexibility and stamina. Practicing with the arms and the legs builds balance and coordination. As a result of consistent training, most children become significantly stronger in a relatively short period of time. Taekwondo is an excellent form of exercise because it makes thorough use of the entire body.

4.1.1. Body’s energy systems. Includes Anaerobic-Alactic (immediate), Kicking Drills Energy System* Anaerobic-Lactic, Patterns (In korean "Poomsae") Oxidative (Aerobic). Sparring (Fighting)

4.1.2. Stretching A study found that warming up combined with stretching increased the flexibility of the ankle, hip, and knee joints. Our warm up exercises include brief heart raising motions followed up with static stretches. Although, studies of flexibility or joint laxity often showed no association with injury, whereas other studies found that lack of flexibility (i.e., tightness) was associated with specific injuries.

4.1.3. Taekwondo is a martial art for all ages. Students (Children 4-19) One of the key components of Taekwondo is flexibility. Children learn to stretch regularly at a young age to prevent injuries later on. Students achieve better focus, self-confidence, and respect while learning TKD in a fun, active setting. The Instructor demonstrates how to preform stretches, while administering the result. Elders (19-65+) Improve the range of motion of joints. Help to maintain functional independence. Increases muscle mass and strength benefits include: increased muscular strength, improved body composition, higher rate of metabolism, decreased risk of premature death, improved quality of life. Adults improve their physical fitness and relieve stress in a positive, supportive, and encouraging environment.

5. Mental Benefits

5.1. Taekwondo is a martial art form that originated in Korea and is practiced around the world. The discipline aspect of taekwondo leads to incease energy, better health, greater coordination, and higher self-esteem. These qualities are vital to a happier, longer life.

5.1.1. Benefits Immediate effect Reduced blood flow to the stomach, intestines, liver, and kidneys, resulting in less activity in the digestive tract and less urine output. Increased energy (ATP) production. Long-Term effects Reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and dementia. Decreased body fat. Improve balance, which can reduce the risk of injuries from falls.

5.1.2. Physiological changes Biochemical improvements – enhanced metabolic health. Improved blood fat levels – reduced risk of heart disease. Increased muscle endurance – enhanced ability to exercise for long periods and maintain good body posture. increasing concentration and focus

5.1.3. Character Humble Becoming a person who reacts appropriately to the outside world. Enhancing overall fitness and physical ability while helping others. Brave build confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life. Learning how to persevere, continue, dominate in life. Adventurous Actively seeking new and exciting ways to improve daily life tasks. Active physically, mentally, and socially Confidence Improve self -esteem by heightening your physical and mental powers. Developing self defense skills.

6. References

6.1. (Denise, 2015)


6.2. (Google, 2016)

6.2.1. Taekwondo Benefits

6.3. (Health and Fitness, 2015)


6.4. (Jeong's, 2014)

6.4.1. Welcome to Jeong Family Taekwondo

6.5. (Team USA, 2016)

6.5.1. Team USA

7. Course: Valuing Healthy Active Living. Topic of choice :  TaekwonDo  Professor :         Jodi Steele  Student :   Paul Sin #4283513