Life is full of hardships. As a kid, you are largely immune to the trials of life, having a very small world consisting first of yourself and then slowly getting larger to include siblings, extended family members, church, school, and then the “real” world, usually discovered when you leave home for the first time.

To manage the knocks life will inevitably bring one needs a balance — something to keep them grounded. For many, this balance is martial arts. Martial arts will instill the belief that anything is possible as you meet your goals both physically and mentally. Becks Martial Arts in Fort Collins strives to instill morals and values in all of our students as well as self-discipline and focus in order to overcome any obstacles life may bring. Below are the top lessons learned in martial arts training.


  • Daily discipline leads to long-term results. As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither are martial art skills. Continuous self-improvement, even just one percent a day, will yield huge results in the long run. You can get to where you want to go — one step at a time.
  • Anything is possible. When you do something you previously thought you never could do, your confidence and self-esteem grow. You begin to believe you can do anything as you keep doing those things you didn’t think you ever could. Through hard work and discipline, anything is possible in all aspects of your life and in martial arts training.
  • You will never learn unless you try. Nothing is certain in life except death. Sadly, many people lament the things they didn’t try when they approach the end of their life. Nothing in life is guaranteed — the new job you applied for, the girl you asked out, or running a marathon— but you’ll never know if you don’t try.
  • Practice makes perfect. The problem with clichés is they are so common place that most people ignore them. However, there are universal truths behind most clichés, and this one is no exception. If you want to master something, it will take discipline and thousands of hours of practice in the hopes to be the best. And then still it may take a lifetime. View the forest and not the trees in everything that you do in life as well as in your martial arts training.

As the best martial arts school in Fort Collins, Becks Martial Arts offers Taekwondo classes for all ages. Our mission is to help give you the tools to not only succeed in martial arts, but to also take these skills learned — discipline, hard work, tenacity, and integrity — and apply them in all undertakings in your life. From the youngest kids to our oldest adults, we expect focus, discipline, respect, and leadership. We value our community, and thus are constantly seeking ways to give back. Our Taekwondo classes will teach you the skills you need to be the best in life. Contact us today for a free introductory class to see if Taekwondo is for you!