Taekwondo, The New Ancient Martial Art.
Taekwondo is an exciting and powerful martial art known for its dynamic kicking and hand techniques. Although these martial art techniques are centuries old, our programs are always evolving to keep pace with the rapidly changing world. Translated, Taekwondo means "Art of the hand and foot", and originally comes from Korea where it is still practiced as a national sport. Taekwondo is one of the world's newest martial arts, formally getting it’s name in 1953. It's roots, however, are based on techniques tested for thousands of years
Who Can Benefit From Taekwondo
can benefit from Taekwondo training?
The ATA has practicing students from four years old into their
seventies and also has the largest number of active women black belts of any
martial arts organization in the world.
Taekwondo offers something that no other sport can.
It's a "learning style" athletic activity that develops a
combination of balance, coordination, and flexibility while instilling a
sense of self-discipline that can carry over into all aspects of life.
Learning The Techniques
When Americans first started signing up for Taekwondo lessons, some 20 years
ago, most of them were primarily interested in learning self-defense.
In 1962, the "Fitness Revolution" was still years away.
It wasn't until new students had practiced several months that they
noticed something extra was happening.
They were losing unwanted pounds of fat and firming up long forgotten
muscles. Simply practicing the
Taekwondo techniques of blocking, punching, kicking and striking was
providing a powerful limbering and toning exercise.
RANKING, YELLING AND DISCIPLINE
this may be your first visit to a martial arts school, much of what you
see may be new to you. Most
people have talked to or seen a black belt, so now we’1l explain some of
the other aspects of Taekwondo.
New beginners start class everyday. Each
new student starts slowly and progresses at his or her own rate of speed.
You should begin by attending twice per week.
Each class lasts about an hour. Don't be concerned if you're
out of shape or think the techniques look too difficult; you'll be in
class with other beginners like yourself. While there is little
doubt that most Americans would like to have the skill of a Black Belt,
there still exists a huge amount of misinformation about the martial art.
We hope that this information we have provided you with has supplied some
sensible reasons for studying Taekwondo, America's most popular form of
martial art. Again, thanks for taking the time to inquire, and we
really hope that you decide to join us. It was once said, "The
hardest part of any journey is taking the first step".
ATA Taekwondo USA
Phone: (219) 531-5511
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