Taekwon Do is an unarmed form of self-defense created by General Choi Hong Hi and introduced to the world on April 11, 1955. Taekwon Do loosely translates into "The way of the hand and fist" and utilizes scientifically-based principles which enables people of all shapes, sizes and abilities to effectively defend themselves. However, Taekwon Do is much more than the physical application of self-defense techniques, it improves the whole person.
There are a number of benefits from Taekwon Do, here are just a few:
- Builds self-confidence
- Improves physical well-being
- Sharpens mental ability
- Enhances self-control
- Creates friendships with other students
- Develops younger students into positive leaders for their community
EVERYONE! One of the amazing things about Taekwon Do is its ability to be adapted for any person regardless of size, skill or physical ability. In our experience, the best way to enjoy all the fantastic benefits of Taekwon Do is to train together as a family, which is the foundation of our school.
We are the only Taekwon Do school in the area which solely follows the teachings of General Choi Hong Hi as part of the International Taekwon Do Federation ("ITF"). We follow the traditional approach of self-defense using what you have with you all the time... your body! We maintain high expectations with our students in following the tenets of Taekwon Do (Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit), and you'll hear lots of sirs and ma'ams when we address is other. We believe in training the entire person, not just the physical body (though you'll get a lot of that too). We encourage everyone in the family to come train together because we believe "The Family That Kicks Together, Sticks Together". But, don't take our word for it, stop by and give us a try!