DEK'S TAE KWON DO SCHOOL, INC.
The students of Dek's Tae Kwon Do School are encouraged to compete in tournaments both locally and nationally. Tournament competition usually consists of non-contact free sparring and hyung performance. Occasionally competition may include board breaking.
The purpose of tournament participation is not just about winning or losing. It's about learning to control emotions such as fear, anxiety and frustration. It's about improving from tournament to tournament. It's about being humble in winning, graceful in losing and supportive of others in their quest to learn Tae Kwon Do.
This learning can not come from any other experience and it is instrumental to a person's progress as a martial artist. The more tournament experience a student has, the more relaxed and confident he or she is in the face of adversity. In addition, students learn to become more flexible and adaptable when confronted with different situations.
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