Teens Program

Are these common things you see with your teen?

  • They make hasty, poorly-considered decisions and need to have better judgment.
  • They’re being bullied at school – or they’re the one doing the bullying. They don’t get enough exercise or need to lose weight.
  • They have low self-esteem and seem to be down all the time. They give up when things get difficult and fail to meet their goals.
  • They study, but the grades do not reflect this

Benefits for teenagers by training in Soo Bahk Do

Teenagers who study Soo Bahk Do learn the benefits of self-control and discipline with every lesson. Our classes emphasize core values like discipline, respect, and persistence. Students learn that the way they treat others – in and out of the Dojang – reflects on them as people and affects their ability to achieve their goals.

Teenagers can be challenged, frustrated, and fraught with negative peer pressure. A positive environment and role models at the Dojang will help them through these challenging years by providing a firm base of positive relationships and activities supported by a sound philosophy. The principles of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan can help them make good decisions and take positive actions during this time.

SELF-ESTEEM
PERSISTANCE AND GOALS
DECISION MAKING
RESPECT AND DISCIPLINE
BULLYING

TEENS DESERVE TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES

It’s not uncommon for teenagers to feel inadequate, sad, and lonely. They’re hard on themselves and may struggle with self-esteem issues.

During the classes at Perth Soo Bahk Do, they learn that they have skills and capabilities that make them strong and resourceful – and they learn how to make the most of their bodies and minds.

Over time, getting control of their bodies and minds helps build self-esteem and confidence.

MANAGING STRESS HELPS TEENS SUCCEED

As adults, we sometimes dismiss the idea that kids experience stress – but the truth is that teenagers deal with stress every day.

Peer pressure, grades, and university applications, combined with hormones and interpersonal issues, can add up to a huge stress load for modern teenagers.

Soo Bahk Do classes give kids a positive and healthy outlet for the stress, helping them to keep anxiety under control.

FAQ

My teen takes on too much work and seems to be stressed out all the time. Will taking Soo Bahk Do classes help them manage their stress?

Yes. Stress is common among teenagers and it’s important for them to learn how to manage it. Soo Bahk Do classes teach them that they can control negative emotions and how they react to them, and they also provide a healthy outlet for stress and aggression.

Can your classes help stop my teen from taking their stress out on other people?

Yes. Teenagers often accumulate a lot of anger and stress, and they need to have outlets to get rid of those feelings. Kicking, punching, and other martial arts move release those emotions in a healthy and beneficial setting – and make it less likely that they’ll feel the need to take them out on you.

SOO BAHK DO CLASSES TEACH TEENS NOT TO GIVE UP

Teenagers often take the easy way out of problems when they can – even if they know that the alternative might be better.

At Perth Soo Bahk Do, we emphasize the importance of learning proper form and staying in control, neither of which is possible without persistence and discipline.

The regular pursuit of small goals helps teens learn the value of persistence both in and out of our school.

HOW TO SET (AND ACHIEVE) GOALS

Teens sometimes seem not to care about setting goals either in the short-term or the long-term.

The study of Soo Bahk Do requires them to pursue goals on a regular basis. Each skill they learn, and each belt they earn, represents a goal that they have achieved.

Goal-setting in this way provides teens with the tools they need to set achievable goals in school, at home, and in life.

FAQ

My teenager starts things and gives them up all the time. Why should I expect Soo Bahk Do to be different?

Teens who want to excel in Soo Bahk Do must make a commitment to continued study. We can’t guarantee that your teen will stick to it, but we can tell you that our instructors encourage persistence and teach teens that they can’t achieve their goals if they give up.

I want my kid to try harder in school and at home. Will Soo Bahk Do help with that?

Yes. In our classes, teens learn that the best way to achieve their goals is to put their hearts and souls into them. Hard work is always rewarded at our school, and that shows kids the benefits of giving every Endeavor their best effort.

My teen needs a boost of confidence to believe they can achieve their goals – can learning Soo Bahk Do help?

Yes. Every move they learn in Soo Bahk Do, and every belt they earn, takes them one step closer to their overall goal of mastery. Any student who puts in the work can achieve their goals at our school.

LEARN TO MAKE SMART DECISIONS

It’s very common for teenagers to make snap decisions based on their emotions, without considering the possible consequences of such hastily-made choices. 

During the Soo Bahk Do classes, teens learn that their first instincts aren’t always their best instincts. We teach them how to evaluate situations and make wise decisions instead of fast ones. 

Over time, the decision-making process becomes ingrained and helps them in other areas of life, too.

JUDGEMENT IS AN ESSENTIAL SKILL IN SOO BAHK DO

Whether they’re in a Soo Bahk Do class or in a competition, the difference between a good performance and a poor one often comes down to judgement. 

Students learn how to make judgements on the fly using the information they have on hand in conjunction with their training. 

They also learn how to differentiate between good instincts and bad ones – and to use that information to make judgements. 

FAQ

My teen doesn’t give any thought to how their actions affect others. Can you help?

Yes. In our martial arts school, every action and decision impact the student, the instructor, and others in the class. We teach teens that actions have consequences.

Can learning martial arts make my teenager more responsible and mature?

Yes. Soo Bahk Do classes emphasises the mind-body connection and teaches teens to be mindful and aware of what they do.

RESPECT IS A CORNERSTONE OF MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTION

Teens sometimes seem to be all attitude and no respect – in fact, it can seem like they go out of the way to disrespect all authority figures.

At Perth Soo Bahk Do, respect is a core discipline. Students must always treat their instructor and fellow students with respect.

Ultimately, teens who study Soo Bahk Do learn that when they respect themselves, others will respect them, too.

DISCIPLINE TRANSLATES TO SCHOOL, HOME, & BEYOND

Teenagers tend to take the easy way out when presented with challenges at home and at school.

Soo Bahk Do classes teach teenagers to discipline themselves in the pursuit of desired goals.

As they achieve their goals, they learn to appreciate the role that discipline played in getting them there.

FAQ

My teen doesn’t respect me at all. Can studying Soo Bahk Do change that?

Yes. Respect is a core value in our  school, and all students learn to respect their instructors, fellow students, and their parents.

Can studying Soo Bahk Do make my teenager less lazy?

Yes. Nobody succeeds in Soo Bahk Do without discipline, and we teach teenagers the benefits of self-discipline and steady achievement.

Teachers tell me my teen isn’t living up to their potential. How can Soo Bahk Do help?

Soo Bahk Do classes teach teens to push themselves and be disciplined about the pursuit of their goals. These are basic life skills that teens take with them to school.

HELPS BULLIED TEENS FEEL STRONG AND PROUD

Bullying is a huge problem in high schools around the country, and if your child is being bullied, you know that something needs to change. 

Studying Soo Bahk Do helps teens respect themselves, make the most of their natural talents and capabilities, and carry themselves with strength. 

Ultimately, kids who feel good about themselves are less likely to be bullied than kids who don’t.

AGGRESSIVE TEENS LEARN HOW TO CONTROL THEMSELVES

Teen who bully their peers often do so because they lack self-esteem and they don’t know what to do with the fear, anger, and aggression. 

Soo Bahk Do helps teens reduce their aggression and channel it into something positive. It teaches them that violence and unkindness are not the answer to their problems. 

At Perth Soo Bahk Do, all students must respect their instructors and one another. As aggressive teens learn to respect themselves and others, they no longer feel the need to bully.

FAQ

My teenager feels like they have a target on their back. How can studying Soo Bahk Do help?

Teens who study Soo Bahk Do learn to carry themselves with strength and confidence, and that makes them less likely to be targeted by bullies. They also learn how to defend themselves if necessary.

I’m worried that my teen is overly aggressive. Won’t studying Soo Bahk Do make it worse?

No. Our classes don’t encourage aggression. They teach kids to control their anger and to respect everybody – and those things can help them curb their aggression and find a positive outlet for it.

My teen picks on other kids. How can studying Soo Bahk Do curb that tendency?

Two of the core emphases of Soo Bahk Do is respect and discipline. When teens learn those values, they also learn that they can only respect themselves when they respect others. Kids who respect themselves don’t feel the need to pick on other kids.

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