What is MTM (More Than Medals)?
MTM is the TAE KWON DO training program of Planet Infinity. It adheres to what John Corcoran, a world’s premier authority on Martial Arts, said:
MTM aspires that its students:
- Perfect the TKD forms and excel in good character
- Win competitions and shine at home, work and school
- Become physically healthy and sound in mind and spirit
“CHAMPIONS in the GAME CHAMPIONS in LIFE.”TM THE MORE THAN MEDALSTM ADVANTAGE A study published in 1985 on Psychology Today reported that children who practice martial arts for prolonged periods differ from the general populace in several ways:
- They have a lower level of anxiety.
- They have an increased sense of responsibility.
- They are less likely to be radical.
- They have an increased level of self-esteem
- They are more socially intelligent.
- 7th Degree Black Belt, Kukkiwon
- 7th Degree Black Belt, Chong Do Kwan
Chairman of Education, USAT Martial Arts CommissionInternational Poomse Referee
Technical Adviser of Israel Federation of Tae Kwon Do (1995-1997)
Member of the Israel Olympic Committee of Tae Kwon Do (1995-1997)
USA Tae Kwon Do MAC Education Chairman
International Poomse Referee
FOR THE RECORD In the most recent all belt competition all the members of the Planet Infinity MTM TKD team who competed came home with medals. Of those medals 65% were gold.
LIFE COACHING TKD is based on five basic TENETS (Courtesy, Integrity, Self-control, Perseverance, Indomitable Spirit). Life coaching guides the students in applying these tenets to their everyday life.
A FEW OF THE MORE THAN MEDALS STORIES:
From Lily Frances, grandmother of Cheska Munsayac (9), white belter, "Chesca has turned around a 180 degrees. From someone who was shy, she has become friendly. MTM has definitely helped her. The spirit of family in the gym, the encouraging words of the instructors and the courageous attitude of "I can do all things" have motivated my granddaughter very much. I am very thankful that she is part of the Planet Infinity family." From Ernan Bautista, father of Jonah (13) and Janine (11), both green-black belters: "Since Jonah and Janine joined Planet Infinity, they have been very consistent with their grades. Jonah recently received straight A's in his school and now aspires to graduate with honors in Middle School. What really helped my children are the Life Applications that they learned in their Life Coaching classes. I also sense that both of them became more confident."
From Jojo Nunez, father of Patricia, (9) green-black belt, and Bea (5), orange belters: "My 2 daughters have changed in many ways since they have joined MTM Taekwondo. They have become more confident, respectful, obedient and disciplined. My daughters’ grades also excelled. It was through the Life Coaching classes that they understood that life is not just about winning competitions but is also about having character changes from within."
From Doreen Ligot, mother of Jordan, 7 years old, orange belter: "My son has not only improved in skill and character but has also gained good friends and has learned to become a good friend himself. I am delighted to hear that he enjoys his friends in the gym for those MTM kids are good kids: polite, caring, and well-behaved. When they come to our house they always clean up after themselves and Jordan and I do not have to spend tremendous effort at cleaning after play dates.