Tae Kwon Do, a self-defense art using hands and feet to repel an enemy, has been developed independently over 20 centuries in Korea. Its’ origins can be traced to the 3 kingdom period in Korean history. Today, Tae Kwon Do is the most recognized Korean Martial art. Tae Kwon Do first came to be recognized as a system of self-defense in the 1950’s, when a group of leading Korean martial artists unified their various art forms under a single style of hand and feet fighting. They named their style Tae Kwon Do. In the last 60 years, it has developed into one of the most effective styles of unarmed self-defense in the world today.
In the dojang, the student not only develops their body, but mind as well. With the physical exercise of stretching, strengthening, drilling and sparring, the Tae Kwon Do student learns respect for their instructors, senior students, classmates and themselves. The development and cultivation of good character and a correct attitude is the central theme in the teaching of Tae Kwon Do.
Chanbarra is a sword fighting art that allows students to compete with soft, foam covered swords. It emphasizes the ability to move and strike quickly in a controlled environment.
Sparring gives students the opportunity to compete in both Olympic style and Point style formats. By kicking or punching an opponent with control in specific areas.
Poomse is a choreographed fight that you do either alone or with a partner. We have specific Poomse for each belt level and you are required to learn the next one before you can advance to the next belt.
Self Defense is a key component of the art we study. While learning the art we will equip you with many different skills that you will be able to draw upon in your daily life and in times of greatest need.
Competition is an opportunity to exercise your skills in front of judges. It promotes confidence, self control, and gives you recognition for your hard work.