Traditional Martial Arts can benefit men, women, and children from age three and up. Through diligent practice, the training will develop strength, quickness, balance, timing, flexibility, and coordination. At the same time your powers of concentration, self-discipline, and self-control will enhance circulation and digestion, reduce problems of the back and joints, aid in weight loss, and help to develop and maintain a youthful appearance. These benefits will positively affect all aspects of your life.
At our Dojang (Training Hall), we teach the three best, most traditional Martial Arts. They are:
Although each style has its own unique characteristics, the ultimate goal of all true Martial Art systems is the same: To help develop the practitioner's full potential physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Tae Kwon Do is considered a "Modern Martial Art" that consists of 60% kicking and 40% hand striking skills. To help develop their skills, students learn basic forms called "Poomse" or "Hyungs" in Korean. These Poomse are pre-arranged patterns of specific punches, kicks, blocks, and precise body movements.
After the basic Poomse principles are absorbed, the student begins to learn 2-man drills for a more realistic training experience. This includes 3-step, 2-steps, 1-step and free sparring, plus numerous other training methods.
Tae Kwon Do also makes for a very exciting competitive sport, and was accepted into the Olympics in 1988. Students can earn medals or trophies either by demonstrating their Poomse, free sparring, or board breaking skills.
Judo is similar to wrestling, but uses many more standing and throwing techniques. It is practiced as a popular sport throughout most of the world, and is even included in the Olympic Games. However, it is more than a sport.
Judo training is broken down into two categories; Throwing techniques, and Ground Fighting (Grappling). Unlike Tae Kwon Do or Hapkido, students of Judo do not use their hands or feet to strike their opponent. Emphasis is placed on using leverage, momentum, and science to quickly throw or sweep the other person to the ground. Once on the ground the students wrestle or "grapple" with each other, Judo grappling differs from wrestling in that pins, arm locks, and choking techniques are allowed in Judo class.
Great coordination, confidence, and physical strength are developed by regular Judo practice.
Hapkido is an ancient Korean Martial Art that emphasizes the development of each individual's internal energy, or "Ki". Practice of the art strengthens both mind and body, leading to improvement in one's physical development and mental attitude.
For self-defense, Hapkido is unsurpassed! It combines kicking, punching, throwing, falling, choking, joint locking, pressure point skills, and a myriad of weapon techniques into a beautiful and dynamic "Hard/Soft" style emphasizing speed and fluidity.
In conjunction with the physical training; meditation, ki breathing exercises, and acupressure techniques are employed to improve and maintain health, to develop internal power, and to slow the aging process.
Philosophically, Hapkido stresses humility, self-discipline, self-control, loyalty, and respect for others. Together, these aspects of Hapkido provide the means for attaining a long and healthful life.
Boost the Immune system, Slow the Aging process, Lower High Blood Pressure. Reduces the incident of Anxiety-Depression and improves overall Mood.
Tai Chi is known to be the most effective balance and coordinations conditioner in the World!