WHAT IS TAEKWONDO?
Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE WORD TAEKWONDO?
The name Taekwondo is derived from the Korean word "Tae" meaning foot, "Kwon" meaning fist and "Do" meaning way of. Taekwondo means "the way of the foot and fist". (The name Taekwondo, however, has only been used since 1955 while the arts' roots began 2,300 years ago in Korea). Fast forward to today, where Taekwondo is now the national sport of South Korea and has spread to over 209 countries and is widely practiced as a martial art and as an Olympic sport.
Grand Master Kim demonstrating a “Flying High Kick”
9th Degree Black Belt (DAN) One of the highest ranked and well respected Korean instructors in the world.
Began 2,300 years ago in Korea
Taekwondo means "the way of the foot and fist"
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAEKWONDO?
Enhance Self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental power. Build confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life. Develop discipline by thoroughly training your body and mind in the tenets (Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, Indomitable Spirit ) and techniques of Taekwondo.
IMPROVING YOUR MIND
Positive Mind Set
Ability to deal with Adversity
Respect for Others
Focus in School/Work
IMPROVING YOUR BODY