Martial Arts training has many benefits, but one of the best ones is the lifelong friendships established during classes. When you step on the floor for the first time, it is likely that you don’t know anyone. But everyone is working towards the same goal, to become a Black Belt. Since students are grouped in their age ranges, they get the opportunity to meet people who are their same age and have the same goals.
The students spend so much time with the same people on their journey to Black Belt that they establish a bond with each other. Through trials and tribulations, watching failure and success on both sides, you know that they are going to be there for you in taekwondo and outside of the dojang. They are there when you learn new skills and techniques, and there when you pass or fail a belt testing.
Having someone there to watch you, cheer you on, and be there when you achieve a goal that you set for yourself helps build a relationship not found in many places. They are the ultimate support system. Instructors also form friendships by learning and teaching with each other, growing up together, and working to build the best students possible. While there might be competition during sparring matches, in the school, they work to build each other up.
Relationships built in class blossom outside class through personal everyday experiences. They might find that one of the students goes to the same school and start spending time together during the school day. They start to hang out outside of taekwondo and form a true friendship. That bond is found and amplified through events like Black Belt camp, tournaments, and testings, where they can spend time together outside of karate classes.
Parents also make lifelong friendships through Martial Arts training. They all have the same goal, for their children to become the best versions of themselves. They spend a lot of time together taking their kids to classes and attending tournaments and other activities. They cheer each other on and support each other’s families. Adults can participate in the family classes and work out with their kids and other parents. By training together they form an unbreakable bond that creates entire family friendships.
Venture Martial Arts is proud of our inclusive environment that creates and promotes friendships. We want every student in class to feel like they are part of a big family that learns and trains together. The bonds built in taekwondo transfer far outside of classes, and carry over into the community as a whole. By becoming lifelong friends, the Broomfield community becomes a better place to live.