Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Korean Eagles Taekwondo Demo Team Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet___________________________________

Korean Eagles Taekwondo Demonstration Team visiting Phoenix Arizona  August 4-7, 2010

  • Host: USA Martial Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Objectives:  Performance, Cultural exchange, positive exposure

Background of Korean Eagle Taekwondo Demonstration Team
  • From: Seoul Korea Dongdemoongu district
Description: The Korean Eagles are Korea’s premier, childrens’ Martial Arts All Black Belt Demonstration/Performance Team, headed by Grandmasters Jung Hwan Jin and Chang Joo ParkThe Eagles travel the world performing for a variety of different groups.   In the United States, the Eagles have performed for thousands of children in public and private schools, at the Shriner’s Childrens Hospitals, Sporting Events and for local Dignitaries and Government Officials.  Touring around the world, The Eagles have even performed at Buckingham Palace and more.  The spectacle put on by these children is second to none and a must see for anyone who appreciates great talent, focus and concentration.   

Background of John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts
  • John Nottingham is the founder of one of the most successful martial arts chains in the country USA Martial Arts with locations throughout the valley including Scottsdale, Glendale and Mesa.  His newest venture is a signature school located in Paradise Valley/Phoenix where he invited the Korean Eagles for his Grand Opening Gala.    

  • In 1998, 2000, 2007, Master Nottingham lead a team of his students to Korea for a tour, training and cultural exchange.  They met with the Mayor and several dignitaries of the Dongdemoongu district of Seoul and gained media attention appearing on the news.  There, Master Nottingham and USA Martial Arts was honored with recognition as an official sister school.

  • This is the 11th year master Nottingham will be involved with hosting the Eagle team here in the United States.  In the past they have privately funded the teams performances at local schools in Arizona, Illinois, Utah, California, and Washington

  • Local Coordinator: Dawn Wharton 602-896-8721

Korea Board of Tourism Site:   http://english.tour2korea.com/

Taekwondo  |  Introduction


                      is a bare handed military art form and sport that that uses the hands and feet for attack and defense. The focus of Taekwondo is on training the mind along with the body, and for those learning the martial art it plays four different roles.

First, Taekwondo as an Exercise

Taekwondo is a good exercise for children who are still growing as well as a good way for grownups to increase their physical endurance. Taekwondo's movements require extensive use of the joints, which increases the limberness of one's body. And because there is kicking, jabbing, and shouting involved, it's also a great way to relieve stress.
Second, Taekwondo as a Bare Handed Martial Arts Form

Taekwondo attacks the opponent with bare hands and feet. What sets it apart from other martial arts forms are the powerful and various leg movements involved, and that is what has enabled it to become a worldwide martial art. Taekwondo's attack is aggressive, but at the same time the focus is more on the defense aspect. This can act positively for modern people wanting to learn Taekwondo as a way of self defense.
Third, Taekwondo as a Sport

Taekwondo is an official competitive category in major world sporting events such as the Olympics, Panam Games, Asian Games, All American Games, and South American Games. Competitive Taekwondo involves safety gear and set attacks and defenses, as to limit the amount of damage possible. This way, competitive martial artists can enjoy the thrill of competing with less of the risks.
Fourth, Taekwondo as an Educational Method

Taekwondo trains the body, but does as much to develop the mind. The objective of learning Taekwondo is to foster growth in both areas in order to become a more mature human being. Taekwondo's disciples receive repeated etiquette lessons along with the attack and defense skills to build character.

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