3 Ways Students Grow from Leadership Roles in Taekwondo | BAEPLEX
ACCESS OUR SCHEDULE
& EXCLUSIVE WEB SPECIAL

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

ACCESS OUR SCHEDULE
& EXCLUSIVE WEB SPECIAL

Secure your spot and get started today with our EXCLUSIVE offer!

Kim Rahal reviewed BAEPLEX
5
via Facebook

This is more than just a place to learn martial arts, you become part of a family here. This is a place where you learn values, respect and honor. It is a place where you can become your very best and overcome your challenges. To be part of this is very special and it stays with you for a life time.

Stephen Lindsey reviewed BAEPLEX
5
via Facebook

I visited for the first time today with my 5 year old son and it looks like a great facility and the instructors were extremely attentive to the students. I am confident that my son has fun and I am sure that he will learn a great deal from their teachings. Thank you!

Tommy Turner reviewed BAEPLEX
5
via Facebook

Joe Ash is a great teacher, coach and mentor for people of all ages. Baeplex is a place to learn not only martial arts but valuable lessons in life and leadership.

Rachel Bridger-Tomlinson reviewed BAEPLEX
5
via Facebook

Joined in an all belt class this Saturday. Even though it was my first ever lesson, staff and members went out of their way to include me and help with technique. woke up a little stiff on Sunday, but that's a sign of an awesome work out if you ask me. Would recommend for any beginners in the area.

Robin Couch reviewed BAEPLEX
5
via Facebook

One of the best things I did for my children was enroll them at Baeplex. Two years later, after watching / sitting at the side, I joined. It bonded us as a family and we made life-long friends. My daughter has returned bringing her husband along for the adventure and he loves it too. Thank you Baeplex for making our community great!

Teejay Tinsley reviewed BAEPLEX
5
via Facebook

A former student at baeplex, I learn how to be the best that I could be. With the help of a great instructor Master Ash, I visited the campus just recently after years of being a student, and immediately missed the atmosphere, the positive energy, and the since of community. I couldn't recommend enough on how great this establishment is for the growth of oneself and the community. The lessons learned here are not just for the belts and statues but for life all around. Inspiration, growth, positivity, and so much more that rounds and individual thrives here. Ive had some of the greatest experiences with baeplex.

Sam Rees reviewed BAEPLEX
5
via Facebook

I started at Baeplex when I was 12 years old. At the time I had no interest in any Martial Arts and the true reason I began is that my 6 year old brother had just started and I decided to watch him in one of his classes. I was instantly hooked! I spent years and countless hours practicing at Baeplex trying to learn and improve my skills and my character. Every belt test that I passed felt like an amazing accomplishment that kept me hungry for more. Through my years at Baeplex I met some of my closest friends. I have been helped through the best and worst times by the instructors, my friends, and my family. I can honestly call Baeplex my second home. Thank you to all the instructors who spent countless hours to help your students and the community. You are the best!

Ben Daughtry reviewed BAEPLEX
5
via Facebook

My father and I both trained at Baeplex, and not only did we end up being in the best shape of our lives, but we also ended up with a second family. Master Ash is one of the greatest martial artists I have ever known, and I highly recommend the Baeplex experience to everyone!

Jasmine D. Davis reviewed BAEPLEX
5
via Facebook

I've been a part of Baeplex for many years. Starting with my brother, from beginning to a 2nd degree black belt, and now with my son who has the same aspirations. Master Ash is not only a great instructor but also a great friend. He takes the time to truly get to know his students and learn their strengths and weaknesses to help them achieve their goals. He not only instructs them in TKD but also in life lessons and how to apply the discipline in their practice to their every day lives. Baeplex is truly a one of a kind school!!

Andrew Millard reviewed BAEPLEX
5
via Facebook

Great place for a birthday party. Master Ash was great with the children!

BAEPLEX Williamsburg Martial Arts & Fitness for All Ages!
Call us today to get started 757-229-2237
Request Information

Blog

Our latest news & thoughts

3 Ways Students Grow from Leadership Roles in Taekwondo

According to a dictionary definition, a leader is a person who leads or commands a group or an organization. Did you know as early as children and teenagers acquire qualities of a leader? The past few years there is an emphasis on how effective this leadership role is on a student in a school environment. However, this valuable opportunity can extend farther than just the classroom. Students in leadership roles benefit just as equally in the Taekwondo! Students involved in martial arts already have a major advantage in acquiring skills for life due to their martial arts training. But by being put into a leadership position they can bring their skill set to the next level.Students can take on leadership roles that go far beyond helping their owner track attendance or manage prospects. We are sharing 3 ways in which martial arts students can grow by being put into leadership roles.

The Most Effective Way to Learn

Often, the best way to learn and fully understand something is to be able to able to teach it to someone else. This type of hands-on experience is what instills skills in a way nothing else can. Martial arts students are already learning so many things, but when an older and more advanced student is able to demonstrate a move to the class or even be an assistant to their Taekwondo teacher, they not only set an example for other students, but acquire many skills for themselves.This is a perfect example of leadership.

You are not able to directly teach leadership abilities, but rather the student must experience first-hand. By being a leader, students are able to experience a completely different kind of learning. By being in charge and holding responsibility, students learn how to manage groups, organize projects, solve problems, and be independent.

Building Confidence and Maturity

Being in charge of a group or project, a student learns how to rely on themselves and their own abilities, instead of someone else. This dramatically increases maturity and creates a healthy competitive nature which is vital in a strong leader. Leadership is a quality that is necessary in the real world when one finally enters the workforce. Students having this experience in leading others and being in charge, students are better prepared for real world work experiences in college and future jobs. Leadership experience is also effective in increasing student’s self confidence.

Confidence is truly the foundation of a leader. In order to successfully lead, one must believe in themselves and what they are capable of. When put into a leadership role, a student will quickly realize that in order to make others believe them and follow their lead, they must first believe in themselves. It is much easier to trust someone who exudes confidence in what they are saying and doing. By becoming a leader, a student will grow into this concept more and more.

 

Increases Communication Skills

Being in charge pushes a student to come out of their shell, talk to more people, and be comfortable being put upfront. Placement in a leadership role guides students in being open, honest, and easy to talk to. Leaders know how to get their message across to both peers and strangers, and are not afraid to negotiate, discuss, and find solutions with others. Communication skills are fundamental when it comes to work performance, so it is important to begin cultivating this skill from a young age.

The benefits of martial arts goes far beyond the skills members learn on the mat and the value gained far outweighs the cost of tuition.  Membership payments are an investment in their future. Martial arts are extremely helpful in preparing students for real world issues and bettering them in confidence, ability, and knowledge. By placing these students into leadership opportunities, they gain the ability to go even farther. Leadership roles in the martial arts can include a wide array of jobs and duties. From being an assistant to your Taekwondo instructor  to organizing a charity event through your taekwondo school, the possibilities are endless. These responsibilities teach career-necessary skills, spur confidence and maturity, and increase communication skills. Being a leader is the ultimate way a student can grow and thrive in everything they do.