Tae Kwon Do
Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art, which is famous for its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. The literal translation for tae kwon do is "kicking," "punching," and "the art or way of. It is a martial art that attacks or defends with hands and feet anytime, anywhere without any weapons, and the purpose of physical training is important, but it also has great significance in fostering the right mind through mental armament.
Taekwondo was founded by General Choi Hong Hi after World War II, when the South Korean Government asked him to create a hand to hand fighting system for the South Korean Army. General Choi came up with a system of teaching the military and it wasn’t long before it gained popularity and today, Taekwondo is one of the most popular martial arts in the world.
Taekwondo isn’t just about fancy punching and kicking. There is a science behind this martial arts on why you punch or strike in a certain way. For example, the emphasis on speed and agility is a defining characteristic of Taekwondo and has its origins in analyses undertaken by General Choi. Choi based his understanding of power on bio-mechanics and Newtonian physics as well as Chinese martial arts. In this way, the technique of punching and kicking in Taekwondo creates the highest possible force / impact while also conditioning the practitioner so that he /she doesn't get hurt in the process.
Taekwondo is one of the most popular Martial Arts for children and has been taught to children for over 50 years. It has also been in the Olympics since 1988 and today is growing in popularity even more.
Just like other Martial Arts, Taekwondo also has a belt system as you improve and advance in skills. To obtain a higher belt, students will have to go through a Grading and this grading can be done right at our center.
AGT - Awesome Taekwondo Skills Display
Taekwondo for children focuses on a 4 main areas:
How to perform various Kicks, Punches and Blocks properly and effectively
Patterns – A set of strikes and blocks performed in a particular order
Sparring – allowing the practitioner to put their skill to the test with a live opponent
Self Defense – How to use these principles and defend your self in a real life situation.
Watch till the end. Never give up
Besides the 4 main areas mentioned above, Taekwondo also gives heavy emphasis on
Discipline - Not just in Taekwondo, but discipline in all areas of your life
Mental Acuity - Mental toughness and not letting fear take over, especially when engaging an opponent
Respect - Your teachers, seniors and even your opponent
Personal Fitness - Your fitness level dictates how well you can perform the techniques with maximum efficiency and effectiveness
If you are looking for Taekwondo classes for your child, then come on over to Lil' Ninjas Dojo. One of our Taekwondo teachers is Grand Master Steve Ng, who actually had the opportunity to learn Taekwondo from the founder, General Choi himself.
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