What is Tae Kwon Do?
Welcome, you have taken your first step in the journey of becoming a martial artist. Thousands of people start training in a martial arts program, but only one in every hundred students sticks with a program to achieve a blackbelt. The instructors at Sterner's Tae Kwon Do Academy will offer you the professional training you will need to achieve this ranking.
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean art of self defense. It incorporates the hard linear movements of Japanese Karate and the circular moves of Kung Fu. What makes Tae Kwon Do second to none is its' incomparable kicking techniques.
The origin of Tae Kwon Do dates back to over 2,000 years. The meaning of Tae Kwon Do is simply "the art of kicking and punching." The art was developed by the Koreans to defend themselves against opposing enemies of war. Often times, the Koreans did not have weapons and would have to defend themselves against warriors on horses that would come into their villages. Since the armed warriors were on horses, the Koreans developed their own self-defense incorporating punching and explosive jump kicking techniques to defend themselves. Paintings on cave ceilings show drawings of unarmed men in combat performing these similar moves that we know as modern day Tae Kwon Do.
The instructors at Sterner's Tae Kwon Do Academy want this to be a fun learning experience for anyone who partakes in the program. We consider ourselves a martial arts family, and want you to feel free to discuss any problems or concerns that may affect your participation and/or performance with your training.
The participation of Tae Kwon Do consists of both mental and physical training. Not only will this training be in the classroom, but it will stick with you throughout your everyday life. By practicing the art consistently, one will become more self-disciplined, in better physical shape, and have more self-esteem. This is a great opportunity for you, so work hard and we will all watch you succeed.