Our child Taekwondo program is for ages 5 and older and our Teen/Adult Program is for ages 13 and older.
What is TAEKWONDO?
TaeKwonDo, "The Art or Way of Punching and Kicking," incorporates the abrupt, linear techniques of punching and its own incomparable kicking techniques to form an integrated system unique to Korea.
Taekwondo is an exact system of symmetrical body exercises designed for unarmed self-defense and counterattack. The significance of this definition, however, is only physical and superficial, for Taekwondo means, more importantly, a state of mind. Thus, the control of one's mind, self-restraint, kindness and humility must accompany physical grace.
Taekwondo develops in a person, the speed and power to injure instantly with the bare hands and feet. But it is the art of the discipline to develop, also, such control, coordination and balance that the punching and kicking movements can be stopped just centimeters short of their mark on the opponent's body.
"Karate" is the generic term most commonly used in the West to refer to any of several forms of unarmed self-defense developed on the Orient.
Taekwondo can be especially beneficial in helping children to develop coordination, attention span and patience. Taekwondo helps with the development of the “I can” and “I will” attitude by providing an environment where students are to act with strong, confident mannerisms.
With regular and prolonged practice, students build habits that reinforce their physical actions with a strong mental attitude. This is why Taekwondo is part of the High School curriculum in Korea.
Taekwondo has much to offer; but one of the most important benefits is that it helps with the ability to be a strong, confident person.