Taekwon-Do is a version of unarmed combat designed for the purpose of self-defense utilizing the whole body, the mind and the spirit as a weapon.. Translated, Taekwon-Do means the "art of using the hands and the feet". The utmost purpose of Taekwon-Do is to eliminate fighting by discouraging  the stronger's oppression of the weaker with a power that must be based on humanity, justice, morality, wisdom and faith, thus helping to build a better and more peaceful world. Though it is a martial art, its discipline, technique and mental training are the mortar for building a strong sense of justice, fortitude, humility and resolve.  It is this mental conditioning that separates the true practitioner from the sensationalist, content with mastering only the fighting aspects of the art.  This art of self-defense is specially designed for swift retaliation against the moving aggressor.  Even if Taekwon-Do is practiced for the sake of exercise alone, the enjoyment derived will justify the time invested and spent.  As an exercise, it is equally suitable for the old and young, male and female.  Taekwon-Do also enhances the emotional and psychological characteristics of the practitioner.  It  provides benefits in perceptual-motor organization, concentration, vision, body development, aerobic conditioning of the heart and lungs and provides training in body control which is valuable in the pursuit of any other sport or physical activity. 

Tenets of Taekwon-Do

  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perserverance
  • Self Control
  • Indomitable Spirit