What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a Korean striking art formerly called Korean Karate by some. Tae means to use the feet, Kwon means to use the hands and Do is the art or way. Taekwondo is traditionally a defensive art using the arms and legs to defend oneself. Do represents the moral path we choose as trained martial artists to live a life of discipline and respect. To only use our skills in self-defense as a last resort.
We teach our students the balance of Taekwondo by developing speed, strength, stamina and coordination mixed with the philosophical side of Taekwondo. This is taught by moral lessons given in each class mixed with reinforcing positive behavior and goal setting.
Taekwondo is not only a traditional martial art but it is also an Olympic sport. Although our emphasis is not on competition, we do try to balance our teaching between effective self-defense skills and the fast pace, fun training of Olympic Taekwondo. The focus of kicking from different angles and the fact of your legs being your strongest and longest weapon, is what makes Taekwondo different from any other martial art.
We teach Kukki Taekwondo which is the national sport of South Korea. The Kukkiwon is the World Taekwond Headquarters. Mr. Boles is certified Master Instructor from the Kukkiwon in Seoul, South Korea. All of our instructors and assistants are Kukkiwon certified Black Belts. We also follow the World Taekwondo Federation competition rules for sparring. We wear WTF approved protective gear to ensure safety during sparring training. This allows us to practice contact sparring but with no injuries.
To receive the most well rounded and complete Taekwondo training, come train with us.