What is Taekwon-Do?
Taekwon-Do is a modern and dynamic martial art. Korean in origin, Taekwon-Do is famous for its spectacular range of kicks and punches. The study of Taekwon-Do aims not only to develop the student physically, but mentally also, creating a well rounded and balanced individual. At the core of Taekwon-Do is the the Tenets of Taekwon-Do, its aim is to encourage the following values:
By incorporating these basic values into one’s behaviour, a person could become a better member of society.
Through regular practice of Taekwon-Do students can expect to increase; strength, speed, coordination, balance, endurance, flexibility, weight regulation and self confidence.
A Taekwon-Do class provides a dynamic cardiovascular workout combined with strength work, conditioning and stretching to increase flexibility. As a Taekwon-Do student you will be provided with a syllabus that will help you achieve short, medium and long term goals. This means that the student learns the importance of self motivation and the reward of working toward and achieving a challenging target.
Belt rank system in Taekwon-Do is designed so that a student training regularly can work towards grading at intervals of 3/6 months during the colour belt levels. This means that immediately after a successful grading the student then begins learning the syllabus appropriate for the next grade level, which will include more advanced patterns, fundamental movements and pre-arranged sparring etc. This system means that each individual student can develop skills at their own pace while working toward pre-determined goals and objectives.
Furthermore Taekwon-Do is a family orientated sport, that all the family can enjoy, whilst getting fit and healthy, and encourgaes more family bonding. Taekwon-Do can be enjoyed over a lifetime.
Taekwon-Do above all else is a highly enjoyable and rewarding fun activity. At KMAA we provide a social environment where one can make friends through a shared interest. Many of the exercises are based upon team work and a spirit of cooperation, which supports the development of effective social skills.