Bruce Lee once said “To be a martial artist is to be an artist of life”,
meaning there is far more to martial arts than simply mastering the kicks, blocks, and punches of each belt level. At Sky Martial Arts Murrieta students are taught to develop skills that will last them a lifetime, personal habits and traits that will apply to all aspects of their lives including those outside of the dojang.
Muscle development and taking the time to slow down
3 Major Martial Arts Myths Debunked!
Posted: October 24, 2015
1. Taekwondo is all about the kicks
While Olympic Taekwondo does focus mostly on kick based forms, according to this article posted on Taekwondo USA's blog, the ratio of punches to kicks in Taekwondo is actually 9:1! While most entry level friendly Taekwondo Dojangs encourage more torso level hits and kicks, in some Taekwondo combat societies, punches to the upper parts of the body can be scored as well. There is also a great level of conditioning that is achieved in the practice of proper striking techniques. Many martial artists use boards to perfect their skill, but for those looking to advance even farther in their conditioning, there is a new sport known as 'Power Breaking" where trained martial arts break rocks or even cynderblocks!
2. Taekwondo Will Encourage My Child To Use Weapons