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Tae Kwon Do

            Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art well known for its powerful and athletic kicking techniques.  It is a recognized Olympic sport and the most popular Martial Art practiced in the world today.  Tae Kwon Do’s roots are more than 2,000 years old and the techniques battle tested. Because Tae Kwon Do is constantly being analyzed and improved by the Kukkiwon in South Korea it has stood the test of time as a Martial Art and continues to grow.

            A typical Tae Kwon Do class begins with a warm-up. The Instructor will lead students through exercises to get the blood flowing and the body prepared to perform the techniques that are to be learned during that particular training session.  After the warm-up the Instructor will lead students through stretching and breathing drills to further prep the body and mind for instruction in technique.  After the warm up and stretching students will then begin to learn and practice the techniques for the training session as laid out by the Instructor. 

            Techniques may include but are not limited to such examples as Forms (Taegeuk and Palgwe), combination striking drills, self-defense, breaking, one-step sparring, and free sparring.  Junior students will have drills to practice dealing with bullies, controlling their emotions, and procedure on what to do in the case of an abductor.

            Students of Iron Tae Kwon Do also have the option of participating in local, National, International and Olympic level tournaments; however such competition is not required. Tournaments are very beneficial for students of any level. Through the practice of safe competition students build their confidence, make new friends and challenge themselves to set new goals.

Benefits of Tae Kwon Do