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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 hand'

  • Do = 'The way of' or 'art'.

Put this together and Tae Kwon Do means: "The art of Kicking and Punching"
 or "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 156 countries.

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.

 For children:

Our reward system improves self esteem
Our class structure teaches discipline
Our activities channel aggression
Our confidence classes enhance assertiveness
Our program teaches lifetime self defense skills



Tae Kwon Do is great for adults too:


Our workouts are a great way to get in shape
Our classes relieve stress
Our training sessions give you confidence
What we teach you could save your life
Our program is a lot of fun!

Tae Kwon Do is comprised of four disciplines:

  1. Patterns

  2. Sparring

  3. Self-Defense

  4. Break Test

The combination of these four disciplines is what makes the art of Tae Kwon Do what it is.

There are 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 art
- 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.