If you are looking for a great way to stay in shape without getting bored we have the answer! For over 200 years the people of the East have looked towards martial arts as the perfect way to increase fitness, flexibility and stamina. In fact martial arts is the world’s best all around workout because not only does it give your body an awesome work out but it sharpens your mind as well!
That’s right! Martial arts improves your focus and concentration while it reduces your stress for a longer healthier life!
WHAT IS TAEKWONDO?
A Korean martial art, An Olympic Sport, and A Way Of Life
Literally translated, TAE means to strike with the foot, KWON means to strike with the hand , and DO means the “Way” or “ART”. Therefore loosely translated TaeKwonDo is the “Art of Kicking and Punching”
Taekwondo is more than the definition reveals. It is an art that strengthens the mind and body while teaching valuable philosophies and lessons. Taekwondo is a martial art that includes physical techniques, mental discipline, and philosophy.
BENEFITS OF TAEKWONDO
Physically – develops balance and coordination, gains strength, increases flexibility, improves cardiovascular conditioning, stress reduction, weight loss and management, and teaches self defense skills.
Mentally – builds self-confidence, improves self control, develops self-discipline, a positive attitude, and teaches patience and perseverance.
Philosophically – teaches Courtesy, Integrity, Honesty, and Respect.
There are over 25 million Taekwondo practitioners making it the most widely practiced martial art in the world.
WHAT IS CHON TU KWAN HAPKIDO?
Chon Tu Kwan Hapkido was founded in 1990 by Grandmaster John Pellegrini after more than three decades of study, research and development. In 1999 Chon Tu Kwan Hapkido was officially recognized and accredited as a “Kwan” or style of Hapkido by the World Kido-Hae Federation in Korea.
It is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self protection that includes an extensive variety of strikes, kicks, joint locks, pressure points, grappling and disarming techniques. The result is a practical, comprehensive self defense system that is enjoyable to learn and that produces effective results in realistic situations.
Chon Tu Kwan Hapkido’s dynamic concepts are based on scientific principles of anatomy and bio-kinetics as well as psychology and strategy. It is well suited for men and women of all sizes because physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential. The emphasis is on redirecting the assailant’s aggression and power back towards them with little effort and minimal force on your part.
Chon Tu Kwan Hapkido mirrors the benefits of Taekwondo, with more extensive and specific focus on self defense.