Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art which has been developed through centuries of Eastern civilization. Today, Tae Kwon Do has evolved into not only the most effective method of weaponless self-defense but an intricate art, exciting sport and a trenchant method of maintaining physical fitness. Tae Kwon Do literally means the ‘art of foot and hand fighting.’ It combines sharp, strong angular movements with graceful and free flowing circular movements to produce a harmonious balance of beauty and power.
“In a one hour Tae Kwon Do class, you will get the equivalent of 45 minutes of Calisthenics, 45 minutes Aerobics and the stretch of 45 minutes of Yoga, plus the most effective means of Self-Defense.”
(New York Times, Sunday Magazine Section, May 4, 1986)
It’s exciting… it’s dynamic. When you watch an Olympic Tae Kwon Do match you will see some fantastic things.”
(ESPN Sports, Online, June 2011)
Within the Dojang, there are no Age, Sex or Racial barriers. Under the watchful eye of Master Hong, each progresses at his or her own rate, according to individual effort and ability. While Tae Kwon Do and Martial Art students can expect to develop Strength, Stamina, Quickness, Flexibility, Coordination and Balance, the road to mastery of the art requires that the physical lessons be balanced with equally important mental characteristics of Patience, Humility, Self-Control, Perseverance, Concentration and Respect. Gradually your lessons from our school will color other aspects of life.