One of my friends asked “Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do TaeKwon-Do?”.
Well I have a confession to make, I don’t pay for my kids Tae Kwon do. Personally, I couldn’t care less about TaeKwon-Do.
So if I am not paying for TaeKwon-Do what am I paying for?
- I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don’t.
- I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are “too tired” to go their clubs but go anyway.
- I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined.
- I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body.
- I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates.
- I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don’t get that belt they’d hoped for, but still have to work hard in the grading.
- I pay for my kids learn to make and accomplish goals.
- I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours and hours and hours of hard work and practice to create a black belt, and that success does not happen over night.
- I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships.
- I pay so that my kids can be on the mats instead of in front of a screen…
I could go on but to be short, I don’t pay for TaeKwon-do, I pay for the opportunities that TaeKwon-do provides my kids to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!