There is a growing base of evidence that children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Deviant Disorder and other learning disabilities can benefit greatly from the structure, mental discipline and physical rigor associated with learning the martial arts.

A study performed by the University of Wisconsin Stout asserts that participants with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities with at least one year of martial arts experience enjoyed the following positive benefits:

  • 90% of participants had greater self-esteem
  • 80% stated that martial arts had greatly improved their quality of life
  • Over 65% felt stronger with greater stamina and balance

Martial arts, particularly Tae Kwon Do, focuses on consistency and repetition, incorporated with mental and physical challenges, that provide a sense of structure, awareness and security within a safe and fun learning environment.

For over 25 years, we have worked with child psychologists and special education teachers who have sought alternative ways to help struggling kids while augmenting their existing therapies.

Although we have helped many along the way, our teaching methods continue to evolve as times change to help kids discover, and maintain, their inner martial artist.

Many of our parents have observed dramatic improvements in their kid‘s ability to:

  • Pay attention in school while improving grades
  • Socialize with peer groups
  • Manage emotional situations with self-control
  • Attain a higher level of self esteem

The learning environment at Chung’s Black Belt Academy fosters an atmosphere that allows struggling kids to grow at their own pace. Challenging, yet attainable, goals are constantly set and surpassed so students always feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. These goals are continually revised as they progress into more physically challenging and mentally demanding exercises that keep them focused and driven to be the best martial artist that they can be.