Tae Kwon Do is a modern martial art, characterized by it's fast,
high and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations
of the name 'Tae Kwon Do'.
It is often translated as
'the way of hand and foot' or 'the way
of kicking and punching'.
It is literally translated as:
Tae = 'To strike or block with the foot'
or 'to kick', it also means 'jump'
Kwon = 'Fist', 'to strike or block with
Do = 'The way of' or 'art'.
Put this together and Tae Kwon Do means: "The art
of Kicking and Punching"
"The art of unarmed combat".
It is a simple description for a system that
teaches an incredible array of direct and controlled hand
techniques to complement its arsenal of efficient and powerful
kicks. Combining these techniques with traditional Korean
teaching methods that emphasize discipline, self-control and
improvement of the self, it is no wonder why Taekwondo boasts an
international membership of more than 30 million members in over
The sport was founded in Korea and is one of the most popular and
widely practiced modern martial arts in the world. Tae Kwon
Do is also recognized as an Olympic sport.
People of all ages can benefit
from Tae Kwon Do and what it has to offer.
No matter what physical condition you're in, the athletic aspect
of Tae Kwon Do can help improve your life. Building muscle
and burning fat are just a few of the added benefits of Taekwondo training.
Here are some great reasons to incorporate Tae Kwon Do
training in your life.
Our reward system
improves self esteem
structure teaches discipline
classes enhance assertiveness
teaches lifetime self defense skills
Tae Kwon Do is
great for adults too:
are a great way to get in shape
sessions give you confidence
teach you could save your life
is a lot of fun!
Tae Kwon Do is comprised of four disciplines:
The combination of these four disciplines is what
makes the art of Tae Kwon Do what it is.
many objectives of Tae Kwon Do, varying from person to person.
However, all Tae Kwon Do students, no matter what age or size,
share some common goals:
To develop an appreciation for Tae Kwon Do as a sport and an
- To achieve physical fitness through positive participation
- To improve mental discipline and emotional equanimity
- To learn self-defense skills
- To develop a sense of responsibility for one self and others
Tae Kwon Do is a great way to stay in shape and
at the same time provides you with the tools to protect yourselves
and your loved ones.