Tae Kwon Do originated in Korea, over two thousand years ago. It has developed and improved over the centuries. Today, Tae Kwon Do is the world's most popular martial art. It is an official Olympic sport. People practice Tae Kwon Do in every country in the world. It is known throughout the world that Tae Kwon Do is very beneficial to children, as well as adults.
An Olympic Sport: Tae Kwon Do is now an Olympic sport. It was introduced to the Olympics in Korea in 1988. It is an excellent sport for young people. Unlike many of the other sports that children are involved with today, Tae Kwon Do competitors are required to demonstrate respect for officials, coaches, and their fellow competitors! Students don't have to compete, but they do learn the sport and practice it during class.
Self-Defense Training: We believe that it's important for all children, as well as adults, to learn self-defense skills. When a person learns and develops self-defense skills, the chance of sustaining an injury due to a fall or an attack is greatly reduced; and the chance of escaping from an abduction attempt is greatly increased! Learning these self-defense skills does not promote violence; rather, it enables one to avoid becoming a victim of violence and to minimize injury during a fall. Only martial arts programs teach these invaluable skills.
Self-Discipline: Self-discipline is a vague concept for many children. Tae Kwon Do training develops self-discipline. Students are taught that self-discipline means doing things the right way, not taking the easy way out. Students are encouraged to practice self-discipline in all areas of life.