About Tae Kwon Do

The feature of Tae Kwon Do is it's distinctive and intense kicking, combined with quick hand movements and fluid body motions.  With regular practice, it enhances physical fitness, flexibility, and cardiovascular-respiratory endurance.  The martial art aims to strengthen both physical and mental well-being.  With it's balance of hard work and discipline, along with the rewards of personal achievement, it develops confident, well-balanced individuals.


Tenets of Tae Kwon Do

The tents are the foundation on which Tae Kwon Do is built.  Every aspect of Tae Kwon Do aims to help individuals become better people, physically and mental, both personally and in their communities.

Tae Kwon Do aims to achieve:

  • Courtesy - to be polite and kind
  • Integrity - to know the difference between right and wrong and be honest with yourself
  • Self Control - to control your temper in life and training, and to not misuse Tae Kwon Do
  • Perseverance - the spirit to never give up on reaching your goals
  • Indomitable Spirit - to show courage even in the face of overwhelming odds

Regulations of the Hwa Rang Do

The Hwa Rang Do was a military, social, and educational organization of Korea.  The Hwa Rang Do organization followed five principles:

  • Respect your parents and elders
  • Never yield on the battlefield
  • Never lose your self-control or perseverance
  • Devote your self-loyalty to your country
  • Love life and never needlessly harm or kill
 The organization was establishing to develop strong minds and bodies.  The students practiced a variety of martial art skills.  The organization and it's principles were, and still are, very highly respected and serve as the backbone of a good society.  The principles of Hwa Rang Do are instrumental in today's society and are the basis for the roots of what is now Tae Kwon Do.