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About Kingdom Warriors Christian Taekwondo Academy

WHAT IS TAEKWONDO?

"Tae" means "foot," "leg," or "to step on"; "Kwon" means "fist," or "fight"; and "Do" means the "way" or "discipline." If we put these three parts together, we can see two important concepts behind "Tae Kwon Do". First, Taekwondo is the right way of using Tae and Kwon feet and fists,' or all the parts of the body that are represented by fists and feet. Second, it is a way to control or calm down fights and keep the peace. This concept comes from the meaning of Tae Kwon 'to put fists under control'. Thus Taekwondo means "the right way of using all parts of the body to stop fights and help to build a better and more peaceful world."


Taekwondo has been developing with the 5000-year long history of Korea, being called by several different names in the course of time. In Korea, Taekwondo began as a defense martial art called "Subak" or "Taekkyon," and developed as a way of training body and mind in the ancient kingdom of Koguryo, under the name of "Sunbae." In the Shilla period, it had become the backbone of Hwarangdo that aimed at producing leaders of the country.


Taekwondo today is similar to the martial arts in other Oriental countries and shares some features with them, because, in the course of its evolution, it has gained many different styles that existed in the martial arts of the countries surrounding Korea, like Japan and China. Source: TeamUSA.org/USA-taekwondo

 
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Tricking

One thing that distinguishes Kingdom Warriors is our incorporation of tricking and weapons into our system. Tricking is a combination of aerial kicks and gymnastics. While we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to flip by black belt, we’ll give you the necessary training to be able to do so safely... the rest is up to you. We use Dan Perez’s tricking curriculum which emphasizes safety first but is still a lot of fun.