Taekwondo


Our Belt Levels:


We Teach the 5 Tenants of Taekwondo


Requirements for each belt level include:

Punching

Basic and Advanced Levels

Kicking

Basic and Advanced Levels

Jumping and Sliding Kicks

Basic and Advanced Levels

Blocks

Basic and Advanced Levles

Defensive Punching

Forms

Youth and Adult Levels

Defensive Kicking

Body Grabs

Knife Techniques

Traditional and Blade Trainer

Sparring

Youth and Adult Levels

Board Breaking

Youth and Adult Levels

Korean Words and Counting

Each Belt Level Adds More

Competitive Tournaments

In House, Local and Regional


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Modern Taekwondo History

Beginning in 1945, shortly after the end of the WWI, new martial arts schools called Kwans were opened in Seoul, South Korea. These schools were established by Korean martial artists with backgrounds in Japanese, Chinese and Korean martial arts. The umbrella term traditional taekwondo typically refers to the martial arts practiced by the Kwans during the 1940s and 1950s, though in reality the term “taekwondo” had not yet been coined at that time, and indeed each Kwan was practicing its own unique style of martial art. During this time taekwondo was also adopted for use by the South Korean military, which increased its popularity among civilian martial arts schools.

 

After witnessing a martial arts demonstration by the military in 1952, South Korean President Syngman Rhee urged that the martial arts styles of the Kwans be merged. Beginning in 1955 the leaders of the Kwans began discussing in earnest the possibility of creating a unified style of Korean martial arts. The name Tae Soo Do was used to describe this unified style. This name consists of the tae “to stomp, trample”, su “hand” and do “way, discipline”.

 

Choi Hong Hi advocated the use of the name Tae Kwon Do, i.e. replacing su “hand” by kwon meaning “fist”.  The new name was initially slow to catch on among the leaders of the Kwans. In 1959 the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA) was established to facilitate the unification of Korean martial arts. In 1966, Choi established the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) as a separate governing body devoted to institutionalizing a common style of taekwondo.

 

Cold War politics of the 1960s and 1970s complicated the adoption of ITF-style taekwondo as a unified style, however. The South Korean government wished to avoid North Korean influence on the martial art. Conversely, ITF president Choi Hong Hi sought support for the martial art from all quarters, including North Korea. In response, in 1973 South Korea withdrew its support for the ITF. The ITF continued to function as an independent federation, then headquartered in Toronto, Canada; Choi continued to develop the ITF-style, notably with the 1987 publication of his Encyclopedia of Taekwondo. After Choi’s retirement, the ITF split in 2001 and then again in 2002 to create three separate federations each of which continues to operate today under the same name.

 

In 1973 the South Korean government’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism established the Kukkiwon as the new national academy for taekwondo. Kukkiwon now served many of the functions previously served by the KTA, in terms of defining a government-sponsored unified style of taekwondo. In 1973 the KTA supported the establishment of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF, renamed to World Taekwondo, WT, in 2017 due to confusion with the initialism) to promote taekwondo specifically as an international sport. WT competitions employ Kukkiwon-style taekwondo. For this reason, Kukkiwon-style taekwondo is often referred to as WT-style taekwondo, sport-style taekwondo, or Olympic-style taekwondo, though in reality the style is defined by the Kukkiwon, not the WT.

 

Since 2000, taekwondo has been one of only two Asian martial arts (the other being judo) that are included in the Olympic Games. It became a demonstration event at the 1988 games in Seoul, a year after becoming a medal event at the Pan Am Games, and became an official medal event at the 2000 games in Sydney. In 2010, taekwondo was accepted as a Commonwealth Games sport.


Our School

 

At our School, one tuition gives our Students access to UNLIMITED taekwondo Classes. 

 

    

Our School teaches and conforms to World Taekwondo and Kukkiwon styles and rules.

We specialize in

Forms ( Pumsea, )

The Forms that we teach in our School are:

Gi Bon Il Jang

Beginner Form 1

Gi Bon Sa Jang

Beginner Form 2

Taegeuk Il Jang 

The general meaning of this form and associated trigram is Yang, which represents Heaven and Light. Also, this trigram has a relationship to South and Father. The first Taegeuk form is the beginning of all pumsaes, the “birth” of the martial artist into Taekwondo. This pumsae should be performed with the greatness of Heaven.

Taegeuk Ee Jang

The associated trigram of this pumsae represents the Lake (joy, a calm sturdy spirit:). Also, related to the symbol is South East and the relationship of the youngest daughter. The movements of this Taegeuk are aimed to be performed believing that man has limitations, but that we can overcome these limitations. The Lake and its water symbolize the flowing and calm nature of the martial artist. This form is to reflect those attributes.

Taegeuk Sam Jang

This trigram represents Fire. Related to this symbol is also East and the relationship of the Second Daughter. Fire contains a lot of energy. The symbol behind the fire is similar to the symbolism of the water in that both can aid and both can destroy. This form is intended to be performed rhythmically, with some outbursts of energy to reflect fire’s rhythmic and energetic dualism.

Taegeuk Sa Jang

This trigram represents Thunder. Also, the trigram is strongly connected to northeast and the relationship of the Eldest son. Thunder comes from the sky and is absorbed by the earth, thus, according to the beliefs of the I Ching, thunder is one of the most powerful natural forces. This pumsae is associated with power and the connection between the heavens and earth. This pumsae is intended to be performed with power resembling the Thunder for which it is named.

Taegeuk Oh Jang

The trigram associated with this pumsae represents Wind. The trigram is also related to southwest and the relationship with an eldest daughter. The I Ching promotes that wind is a gentle force, but can sometimes be furious, destroying everything in its path. As such, it is intended that this pumsae is performed like the wind: gently, but knowing the ability of mass destruction with a single movement. The performer and audience should be aware of the duality of the form.

Taegeuk Yuk Jang

The trigram associated with this pumsae represents Water. Also, there is a relation to West and the relationship with a Second son. The movements of this pumsae are intended to be performed like water; flowing, powerful and cleansing. Sometimes standing still like water in a lake, sometimes thriving as a river, sometimes powerful like a waterfall. The water is to symbolize calm and cleansing, while also possessing the attribute of being violent and destructive.

Taegeuk Chil Jang

The trigram associated with this pumsae represents a Mountain. Also, it represents the northwest and youngest son. The symbolism behind the mountain is the indomitable and majestic nature that all mountains possess. This pumsae is intended to be performed with the feeling that all movements are this majestic due to their unconquerable nature.

Taegeuk Pal Jang

The trigram associated with this pumsae represents the Earth. Also, there is a representation of North and Mother. The associated trigram of this pumsae is Yin. Yin, here, represents the end of the beginning, the evil part of all that is good. This being the last of the pumsae Taegeuk, it represents the end of the circle and the cyclic nature of the Earth.

Black Belt Forms:

Koryo – 1st Dan

Koryo, or Goryeo, is the name of an old Korean Dynasty. The people from the Goryeo defeated the Mongolian aggressors. It is intended that their spirit is reflected in the movements of the pumsae Koryo. Each movement of this pumsae represents the strength and energy needed to control the Mongols. The line of direction is the shape of the Hanja for a “Scholar”, learned man.

Keumgang – 2nd Dan

Keumgang means “diamond,” symbolizing hardness. Keumgang is also the name of the most beautiful mountain in Korea, as well as the Keumgang warrior, named by Buddha. Thus, the themes of hardness, beauty, and pondering permeate this pumsae.

Taebaek – 3rd Dan

The legendary Dangun founded a nation in Taebaek , near Korea’s biggest mountain Baekdoo. Baekdoo is a known symbol for Korea. The definition of the word Taebaek is literally “lightness”. Every movement in this poomsae is intended to be not only be exact and fast, but with determination and hardness resembling the mountain Baekdoo, the origin of the nation of Korea.

Pyongwon – 4th Dan

The definition of Pyongwon is “stretch, vast plain.” The name carries with it a connotation of being large and majestic.

Sipjin – 5th Dan

Sipjin stands for ten symbols of longevity, which are Sun, Moon, Mountain, Water, Stone, Pine tree, Herb of eternal youth, Turtle, Deer, and Crane. This pumsae represents the endless development and growth by the basic idea of the ten symbols of longevity and the decimal system.

Jitae – 6th Dan

This pumsae is derived from the meaning of the earth. All things evolve from and return to the earth, the earth is the beginning and the end of life, as reelected through the Yin and Yang.

Cheonkwon – 7th Dan

Cheonkwon literally means ‘sky’. In the pumsae, the sky symbolizes the ruler of the universe. According to belief, it is mysterious, infinite and profound. The motions of Cheonkwon are full of piety, vitality and reverence.

Hansu – 8th Dan

This pumsae is derived from the fluidity of water which easily adapts within nature. The symbol of the water repeats itself many times throughout all pumsae and in martial arts in general.

Ilyo – 9th Dan

The state of spiritual cultivation in Buddhism is called ‘Ilyo’ which means ‘oneness’. In Ilyo, body and mind, spirit and substance, “I” and “you” are unified. The ultimate ideal of the martial art and pumsae can be found in this state. It is a discipline in which every movement is concentrated on leaving all materialistics thoughts, obsessions and external influences behind.

Sparring ( Pyeorugi  )

World Taekwondo Style – Weekly and Private Classes Available

Breaking ( Gyeokpa  )

Boards and Bricks depending on Skill Level

Breaks succeed only by using the correct technique

Power Breaking, Speed Breaking and Special Techniques

Self Defense ( Hosinsul  )

Defend yourself when you need to by using the best Techniques

Throwing and Falling Techniques

How to do this correctly without hurting yourself

Both Anaerobic and Aerobic workouts, including stretching

Knife and Blade Trainer Techniques

Disarming an Opponent, with both Defensive and Offensive moves

 

And SOOOO Very Much More…

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