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Adult Program


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What is Taekwondo? Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. It is not only a way of unarmed self defense, but also a way of thinking and living.

Our School Motto
Improvement of Mind and Body
Ethical Self-Conduct
Unity Among Members

Our Philosophy The physical practice of Taekwondo is aerobic and promotes cardiovascular fitness and improved strength through dynamic tension and flexibility. Training on a consistent basis is encouraged to develop a strong body and good exercise habits.

We also teach Taekwondo as a traditional martial art. We emphasize the development of strong and effective self defense techniques in the context of the Confucian virtues of Wisdom, Compassion and Kindness.

Children's Program



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Physical Benefits of Taekwondo - The physical benefits of Taekwondo will be immediately noticeable for children of all ages. The rudimentary self-defense moves of Taekwondo, such as kicking, punching, striking and blocking teach children coordination and concentration. As children become more advanced they will learn the more dynamic techniques of Taekwondo, such as combinations and jumping and spinning kicks. Overall, Taekwondo offers a full mind and body workout for children. The techniques and format of the classes are aerobic and engaging and bring out the athlete in each child.

Unlike other after-school sports, Taekwondo practice is extremely individual and personal for each child. Everyone participates equally in class and each child's goals and achievements are unique and personal to him or her. We monitor each child's progress carefully and set individualized goals for them to achieve. Our objective is to help all our students reach their potential. But more importantly, we hope our children will grow up strong and healthy with a solid foundation in physical fitness.

Mental Benefits of Taekwondo - We are a traditional school of martial arts, and as such, the students are held to a high standard of discipline and conduct. Our children are taught to answer their instructors with "Yes, Sir" or "Yes, Ma'am" on the very first day and are then slowly introduced to the other basic courtesies and ethics of martial arts practice. Through little courtesies like bowing, children learn discipline and respect, which often carry through into their home and school lives.

Beyond that, we also teach children the tenets of Taekwondo by expecting higher standards during practice. The tenets of Taekwondo are: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. By focusing on those virtues we try to develop self-esteem, kindness, confidence and spirit in all of our students.

For us Taekwondo is not just athletics or kicking and punching. It is a martial art that seeks to develop character and cultivate both the mind and body of the practitioner. It is with this discipline and focus that we teach our students.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Taekwondo Different than _______?

One questions I often hear is "What is the difference between ____ and Taekwondo?" The first part of that answer is: Taekwondo is a striking art that does not involve grappling or weapons training.

Beyond that, I usually like to quote my teacher and say that human beings only have two arms, two legs and one torso. Striking-based martial arts have been around almost since the dawn of time and have evolved to the point where most techniques are similar across styles. For instance, a front kick and a punch exists in almost every style... muay thai, kung fu, karate, krav maga, etc. The main differences are the origins of the martial art (Taekwondo is from Korea), teaching methods and teaching philosophies.

We encourage our prospective students to explore all the styles that interest them and choose a martial art and a teacher based on their interest and comfort level.

Is Taekwondo a good workout?

Yes.

What if I am out of shape?

Or not flexible? Or too old to do a flying side kick?

A good teacher will understand your capabilities and take care of you and guide you accordingly.

What will my child learn?

Our primary objective is to teach kids how to listen, focus and achieve self-discipline and confidence through Taekwondo practice. The physical practice of Taekwondo will improve strength, fitness and coordination. The mental practice of Taekwondo will teach respect, kindness, courage, leadership and spirit.

What is expected of our students?

We emphasize effort and sincerity of practice in our classes. We expect students to listen well, learn and try their best at all times.