In early 2019, Danny’s Place partnered with Boxborough Tae Kwon Do to offer free Tae Kwon Do classes to any youth involved with Danny’s Place! We hope our youth will take advantage of this incredible opportunity.
Why Tae Kwon Do?
Danny’s Place is committed to promoting wellness and supporting the youth of Acton and Boxborough. Tae Kwon Do is a great example of cultivating and embodying mental, physical, and emotional wellness. Master Rick from Boxborough Tae Kwon Do explains:
In a deeply supportive environment, you will have the opportunity to develop as a martial artist through the study of Tae Kwon Do. This development goes far beyond the physical attributes associated with traditional martial arts training as outlined below.
Through the study of the Tae Kwon Do, students have the opportunity to work individually and as part of a supportive team in pursuit of their own social and emotional learning by setting and achieving short and long term goals, developing and maintaining positive relationships and strengthening their positive decision making skills. Tae Kwon Do cultivates both inner and outer strengths which support the social emotional intrapersonal and interpersonal cognitive development in the areas of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship building.
Martial arts have been proven to strengthen future-ready skills and values that are at the core of each of these competencies through our structured curriculum, positive relationships with instructors, and cultural values. Through Tae Kwon Do, students heighten their understanding of their strengths and how to improve upon their limitations through their study. Through direct support and instruction, students develop a deeper level of self-confidence in support of their own self-awareness. As the study of Tae Kwon Do is a rigorous undertaking, the process leads students towards a greater sense of self management and self-discipline.
The Boxborough Tae Kwon Do Team operates as a team. Though the study of Tae Kwon Do is very much an individual endeavor, students recognize quickly that they must rely on each other in a supportive and safe manner. This social awareness transcends from the training space to our students’ lives at home and at school. As martial artists, they have the opportunity to be an active part of their martial arts community which can touch all aspects of their lives. This heightened social awareness is grounded in the development of healthy relationship skills.
Another aspect of our training is that of making healthy choices. Through the practice of respectful and appropriate behavior within the training area, students practice the art of responsible decision-making. They recognize that they have choices in their training in the areas of mutual respect, honesty and attention. Our class structure allows students to recognize where they are making responsible decisions that benefit themselves as well as others.