Respect, Courtesy, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit
In Korean, the word Taekwondo can be broken down into three parts:
Tae – “to strike or block with the foot, to kick”
Kwon- “to strike or block with the hand or fist”
Do- “The Way of”
Taekwondo is a modern, “empty-hand” martial art characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks. However, it teaches more than just control over one’s hands and feet. As the “Do” in Taekwondo describes this martial art as a path or “way,” the ultimate goal of learning Taekwondo is to start journey of self-discovery, to build strength of both body and spirit and develop a sense of peace within yourself.
Our Taekwondo curriculum focuses on conditioning and bag-work, powerful forms and sparring. Practical self-defense is also critical part of our lessons. Students are taught safety strategies for recognizing a potentially dangerous encounter and how to escape, resist and neutralize a violent attack.