Latest News – March 18

Taekwondo Class Offers Discipline, Variety in Leadville

Once the slopes close up for the season and the kids get back from Spring Break, parents may be looking for an indoor sports activity until Spring finally arrives and the mud dries up.

Leadville’s Sahn Taekwondo students pictured are Back Row L-R: Master Stacy Towar, Kenya Garcia, Brando Azeltine, Gary Sandoval, Jacobo Garcia, Wyatt Gipson. Middle: Brittnie Sandoval, Dania Rios, Jamie Castillo, Nathaly Raudales. Front: Ernesto Raudales, Jose Garcia, Eric Rios. Seated:  Tania Garcia. Photo: Shannon Gipson.

Leadville’s Sahn Taekwondo students pictured are Back Row L-R: Master Stacy Towar, Kenya Garcia, Brando Azeltine, Gary Sandoval, Jacobo Garcia, Wyatt Gipson. Middle: Brittnie Sandoval, Dania Rios, Jamie Castillo, Nathaly Raudales. Front: Ernesto Raudales, Jose Garcia, Eric Rios. Seated: Tania Garcia. Photo: Shannon Gipson.

So, this Taekwondo class may be a perfect fit for your children. Plus, as many martial arts experts agree children in taekwondo get physically and mentally stronger. Master Towar has been teaching Sahn Taekwondo twice weekly at the Lake County Intermediate School gymnasium. Earlier this month, Leadville’s Sahn Taekwondo students tested in Breckenridge.  Students pictured either received their next stripe or belt based on their rank.  They are celebrating Tania Garcia’s recent accomplishment of 1st Dan and her award of her Kukkiwon Certificate.  She also is recognized by the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation.

Taekwondo helps students in daily life, especially for young boys. The tough physical training allows them to let off steam. They love kicking and punching under controlled conditions. But they also learn about self-control.

And what about Taekwondo for girls? Being fit and healthy is certainly one of the primary benefits, but it also allows girls to face confrontation and fear helping to develop self esteem and self confidence.

Most agree, Taekwondo isn’t just a physical training. It’s a mental training, as students learn complicated movements, helping with concentration and memory. Children in Taekwondo learn discipline. They learn to do as they are asked. And they gain the self-discipline to keep going when training is tough.

If you’re interested in learning Taekwondo, please contact Master Towar by calling 970-389-5089.

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