Tae- Feet, Kwon-Hands, Do- A way of life
Tae Kwon Do Means" Hands and Feet as a way of life." Once a secret korean art of weaponless self-defense, it is still primarily a defensive art of self protection. Tae Kwon Do has in the past two decades also rapidly developed as an injury-free international competitive sport. Technically, it is a unique style of oriental martial arts combining Korean foot techniques with chinese hand techniques.
The Tae Kwon Do student has through many years of tedious daily practice developed their feet and body into hidden weapons of defense. They can respond with lightning-like speed and explosive force should they be physically attacked. Tae Kwon Do has been called the ultimate in self-defense because it trains reflexes so keen and accurate that students can effectively defend themsellves from attack by multiple assailants, yet they are able to spar vigorously with fellow students in complete safety.
Unlike most other sporting activities, Tae Kwon Do promotes the improved formation of ones character. In the friendly yet competitive atmosphere of this amazing art form, students workout, sweat, and pour out their all together, pushing each other to their upper potential and beyond-100%, 150%, 200%, or more. flexibility and agility are essential.
The Tae kwon Do master teaches the importance of both physical and mental conditioning by building up his students self-confidence, self -respect, and self-discipline. The movements of this incredible art, especially during forms practice, is a pleasure to watch. When free-sparring, punches and kicks are delivered quickly, powerfully, accurately, and good technique is shown; Although knowing valuable self-defense skills generates a tremendous sense of security, the true martial artist should be able to walk away from potential or threatening fight situations without a loss of self-esteem; moreover, ego gratification is never required.
Ultimately, the sound mind in a sound body will succeed at it's life's calling.