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Chang's Taekwondo and fitness is a family-friendly environment for people of all ages come to learn. The instructors have knowledge in not only Taekwondo, but in physical fitness and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well. Not only is physical fitness promoted but mental wellness and social growth as well.
I had started Taekwondo about four years ago. It was the best decision to make for my life when. The first place i took a look at was Changs so I can not say that it is the best place i've seen when looking for a place to learn, but with my experience at Chang’s Taekwondo, I really do believe it is the best place to go. Yes it is obvious the you will learn to fight, but the thing is that when you join, you become part of a great family. I’ll admit I use to be bullied, and I never had a very high self-esteem, but joining taekwondo, they had accepted me for who I was, and they had never turned their backs on me even when I was at my utter worst. I was not the only one there who had been bullied so the others would understand. We all grew together as a team, and in class we all learned to push each other to do better. After a while, I finally started to push myself harder to get better at the sport. I got better at it, but as I got better and better, I began to gain pride for myself and feel good I was accomplishing something. Any person can go learn to fight, but what you learn in this school is self discipline. Then tenets of Taekwondo are courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and indomitable spirit. Taekwondo would teach us to put these concepts into our lives so we can become better people. It would encourage us to do better outside of taekwondo. You can be serious in taekwondo, then go out and be very disrespectful, but we are trained not to do that, we are trained to think about others. Master Roger is a truly amazing master. Yes he cares about students, but he cares about everyone else as well. Master Roger loves to give back to the community and that amazes me. Not many people would do much, but master Roger dedicates his time to help everyone else. This would be the type of person i would like to be one day. Over all, the family I had joined with at Taekwodo, had the closest most important people in my life. I recomend everyone to at least give any Chang schools a try.
Chang's Taekwondo is definitely one of the most competitive teams I've trained with in the Chicago area. It is also a great family environment. So, whether you're training to be on the U.S national team, learn self-defense or just trying to get a good work out Chang's is the place to be. During the time I trained here, it definitely felt like a family to me. Especially during the intensive 2 week training where we ate, slept, trained and basically lived together. Overall, it was a great experience and I got to compete on national level tournaments with the Chang's team. Highly recommend for all!
Master Roger and Instructor Justin are wonderful people who care for the children a great deal. They know how to speak to the children and ensure that they are always being the best they can be inside the facility and at home. Since my daughter has been going, there has been significant improvement in her listening skills. She loves going there and always looks forward to it.
Chang's Taekwondo helps develop a WELL-ROUNDED individual in each of their students because they don't only emphasize on the physical development but that in each of their sessions they are being asked about their achievements in school, important points about their health, values that they should practice, their relationship with peers, families, and elders, and their well being. They deal with physical, emotional, social and mental aspect. Master Roger is very impressive by following up through emails and text messages if the goal that my son AJ have set is being achieved.
Our son joined Chang's Taekwando a week shy of his 3rd birthday. There are quite a few martial arts facilities closer to us, but we decided to stick with Chang's Taekwando after a successful free trail & seeing first hand that the honor, respect, patience and professionalism are second to none. My husband and I immediately felt the connection our son had with the instructors who were very welcoming; it was no turning back from there. Since joining ~7 months ago, he's already shown great progress in his confidence, independence and leadership. If you're looking for true martial arts proficiency, taught in a warm conducive environment, while surrounded by caring instructors and a great group of fellow students you're child will have lasting friendships with - Chang's Taekwando & Fitness Center will provide what you're looking for.
Chang’s TKD was a no brainer for us. Having visited a few of the dojangs in the area, we were greeted with the most warm and professional demeanor, not only by the owner but by the junior leaders and students as well. Clearly the training doesn’t end with the forms and athletic abilities of these kids, but the discipline and respect they have picked up from this place is remarkable. We have seen so much growth in our son in just 5 months.
We are enthusiastic to continue to see Chang’s TKD grow because they are developing and bringing out strong, confident, courteous personalities that really embody the Tenets of Taekwondo.
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