The practice of Martial Arts is not like how it's portrayed in movies.
IT IS SO MUCH BETTER.
Tae Kwon Do trains the whole body to work together. You improve your balance, preconception, flexibility, mobility, strength, and reflexes, all necessary for optimal living.
As great as martial arts is at training the body, it is even better at training the mind. From day one, you'll notice how much focus is emphasized. Over time, consistent practice will sharpen your mental clarity.
One of the hallmarks of marital arts is respect. Respect shown to others creates a strong community. Respect for self is the foundation for wise life choices and the resultant successes.
Beyond the confidence from knowing you are physically strong is the confidence about who you are: someone who overcomes, who persists, who has so much potential a lifetime wouldn't be enough to uncover it.
Advancing through the ranks makes sure you optimize your time- and task-management. The inevitable obstacles such as difficult techniques will push your resourcefulness to new levels.