The Korean Eagles TKD Demo Team from Seoul perform at Scottsdale Community College before the mayor and an amazed group of Phoenix area men, women and children at the USA Martial Arts charity show. http://USA-MartialArts.com
What is TaeKwonDo?
The martial art known as TaeKwonDo originated from Korea and is arguably the most widely practiced in the world today.
TaeKwonDo is an empty hand form of combat that incorporates the use of powerful, lightning speed kicks and strikes-although the art is most widely known for its extraordinary kicks.
Tae means Foot, Kwon means hand, and Do means the way of. In other words, TaeKwonDo is the art of the hand and the foot. The name (and art) TaeKwonDo was formed on April 11, 1955.
Tae Kwon Do is the national sport of South Korea. It is practiced by millions of people in over 200 countries. The martial art was accepted as an Olympic demonstration sport in the year 1988 in Seoul, South Korea and became a full medal sport in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
There are many different styles of TaeKwonDo. However, there are two primary categories that the various arts fall into: Sport or Traditional.
The different styles teach different forms (or hyungs) that are to be practiced. Sport TaeKwonDo focuses more on competition and speed (sport), while Traditional TaeKwonDo focuses on strong self defense and traditional values.
What Does USA Martial Arts Teach?
USA Martial Arts TaeKwonDo teaches traditional TaeKwonDo with emphasis on practical self-defense (including a locking and throwing system consisting of Hapkido, TaeKwonDo and Yudo). The founder got his start in a very traditional Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do (often called Korean Karate) and Kung Fu school and has continued with a lifetime's study of martial arts, earning numerous Black Belt, Master and Instructor rankings. USA Martial Arts also offer students the opportunity to participate in tournaments at local, national and international levels. USA martial arts students have excelled at numerous competitions, producing many champions, and USA Martial Arts believes that healthy tournament competition helps a student to become his/her best.
USA Martial Arts students begin with learning a classical form of Taekwondo because research has proven it to be one of the fastest ways to develop the basics and physical attributes to prevent injury, get in shape and develop a teachable and positive attitude. As students progress they discover that they can specialize in a variety of disciplines from grappling, pressure points, weaponry, performance and much more. USA Martial Arts curriculum embraces an University style approach to teaching, providing a foundation in general education requirements and encouraging specialization as students advance.
They also believe that competition is only one aspect of your martial arts journey. USA Martial Arts teaches an integrated curriculum of martial arts that includes traditional and contemporary TaeKwonDo, which is based on the best of several disciplines. This curriculum focuses on strong self-defense and the curriculum was created by a team of Masters and experts with multi-discipline backgrounds. This is why USA Martial Arts students learn more and faster than most schools.
On the mat, our school focuses on effective self-defense, strong values, comeraderie, and community service. Our dojang (training hall) teaches the martial arts student to manifest the martial arts philosophy in their daily lives. We are not just about punching and kicking.
In four words, our school is Protection, Values, Health, and Community.