Taekwondo Is a traditional Korean Martial Art for Self Defense. Literally translated,
Taekwondo means “foot, hand, and way (the way of life)”. However, Taekwondo is much more than simply kicking and punching. Designed as a nonviolent art system, it includes physical and mental discipline with a profound philosophy. In Taekwondo, character development, fortitude, tenacity, and technique are graded as well as individual capacity.
Through practicing Taekwondo, all students can benefit as follows:
Physically – by developing good coordination, greater agility, maximum flexibility, and a strong body.
Mentally – by building self confidence, gaining good judgment, and developing a sound mind.
Philosophically – by learning respect for others, helping others, being honest, and always standing by the weak.
Ball of Foot
Sole + Arch
Side + Back of Heel
Blade of Foot
Reverse Knife Hand
Do (The Way of
is also a traditional Korean Martial Art for Self
Defense. Literally translated it means “harmony, power,
and way (the way of life)”.
It, too, uses blocks, punches, and kicks, but also joint
locks, throws, and principles of motion, to defend.
Hapkido uses the art of power coordination (harmony
between the body and mind) to meet an attack, and then
turn it back against the opponent, following through
with offensive methods which will control the attacker
and render him incapable of further action.
Thus, training in the Martial Arts is a guide for the formation of outstanding character. The Club TKD Newbury Park Taekwondo Program is more than just a Martial Art. It is an outstanding guide for practitioners to improve themselves and to provide a strong basis for fulfilling their inner lives. If you live in Thousand Oaks area, you owe it to yourself to come by our studio.
Taekwondo and Hapkido build a strong body, mind, and spirit.
It is never too early or late to learn and enjoy this Martial Art.