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WHAT IS TAEKWON-DO

Taekwon-Do, the “Korean art of self-defense”, is more than just a form of self-defense.  It is a way of life.  It is the scientific use of the body to defend against attackers.  Through an intensive physical and mental training regiment, Taekwon-Do is a martial art with no equal in either power or technique.  It builds both humility and resolve.  The tenants of Taekwon-Do (courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit) are the corner stone to the world of Taekwon-Do.  These tenants are the building blocks of this school.

The ultimate purpose of Taekwon-Do is to eliminate fighting by discouraging the stronger’s oppression of the weaker with a power that is based on humanity, justice, morality, wisdom and faith, thereby helping to build a better and more peaceful world.

Martial arts are one of the fastest growing sports in the world today and Taekwon-Do is leading the way as the fastest growing martial art in the world.  Taekwon-Do consists of the mental training and techniques of unarmed combat for self-defense as well as health.  It involves the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks, and dodges with bare hands and feet for the rapid destruction of a moving opponent or opponents.  General Choi Hong-Hi, 9th Degree Black Belt, and Grand Master developed Taekwon-Do during his imprisonment by the Japanese during World War II.  Taekwon-Do has gained worldwide popularity because it can be learned by the young and old and everyone in-between.  It can be tailored to fit every lifestyle and personal ability.  It is a skill that, once learned, can never be taken away.

Literally translated "Tae" means jumping or flying, to kick or smash with the foot.  "Kwon" denotes the fist, chiefly to punch, or to destroy with the hand or fist.  "Do,” means an art or way, the right way built and paved by the saints and sages in the past.  So taken collectively "Taekwon-Do" is the mental training and the techniques of unarmed combat for self-defense as well as health, involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks and dodges with bare hands and feet to the rapid destruction of the moving opponent or opponents.

Taekwon-Do enables the weak to possess a fine weapon together with the confidence to defend them self and defeat the opponent as well.  Of course, wrongly applied, Taekwon-Do can be a lethal weapon.  Therefore mental training is always stressed to prevent the student from misusing it.  The Taekwon-Do taught in this school is the original martial art developed and named in 1955 by General Choi Hong Hi, the father of Taekwon-Do.  The United States Taekwon-Do Federation (USTF) is the national governing body.

Taekwon-Do is a martial art centered on individual needs and limitations. It is a "family art" in the sense that all students, regardless of age, train together. The Tenets of Taekwon-Do and the philosophical side of the art are stressed equally with the learning of technique. Taekwon-Do is a positive art that teaches each individual to realize his or her full potential both physically and mentally in order to apply these lessons in everyday life.  

   
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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