What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is both an ancient Korean Martial Art, and a modern International Olympic sport.Taekwondo is a mental and physical discipline designed over 2000 years with the ultimate goal being mental and physical health. That is the health of ourselves, our family and our friends. Taekwondo serves as a means of self-protection, giving one the assurance of being able to do so if the need arises. Our program is styled to keep the body conditioned, and the mind clear. It provides confidence and self-control. These goals are accomplished through the quality instruction received at Jeongs Taekwondo Academy, combined with your strong desire and regular training.
Who Studies Taekwondo?
People from all races and religions. Young and old alike study Taekwondo. Students include engineers, computer programmers, doctors, lawyers psychologists, small business owners, musicians, college, high school and elementary school students, nurses, housewives and many more. Everyone can benefit from martial arts. Currently there are over 20 million Taekwondo students world-wide.
Why Study Taekwondo?
- Some students want nothing more than practical training to defend themselves.
- Others want a regular exercise schedule to Limber up, build stamina and strength.
- Many come to relieve stress and anxiety built up from the pressures of everyday life.
- Some are interested in competition, and work hard to become champions.
There are other equally important reasons why people study the Martial Arts such as self-awareness, weight and figure control. Whatever the reason, the new student will quickly become aware of the many benefits of training. Martial Arts students feel healthy and physically fit. They are confident they are learning to defend themselves, and this quiet confidence filters through to all phases of their life including home, office and school Furthermore, as students progress in the Martial Arts, they gain a greater respect for themselves and others.
Self Defence / Self Development
Learn to defend yourself through rigorous, comprehensive training. Develop your endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance along with your self-defense techniques. Learn to defend yourself, not only physically, but mentally as well. Learn to unite your body in a single effort to achieve your goals. Develop an inner calm. Bring up deep-rooted, long hidden fears and weaknesses, face them, and conquer them. Bring out anger and frustration in a positive environment where you can learn to deal with them effectively. Rise above laziness and inner doubt.
Health & Fitness
Learn to recharge your body with exciting energy. Flush your system clean of Internal poisons that breed illness. Massage and stimulate your body. Create bodies that are sleek, firm, and graceful. Age is no barrier - start at any time of your life.
Classes for Children
We specialize in teaching children starting at age 4. Our intention is to make children feel good about themselves, and be in physical and mental control. Our teaching methods are sensitively tailored to meet the needs of individual learning differences. All children are taught at their own pace and are never pressured to perform beyond their capabilities. In some cases, our school may provide child therapy. For example, from the self-confidence gained learning how to defend themselves, a shy, withdrawn child may become more outgoing and confident, while an aggressive child will become calm and respectful of others. Parents are truly amazed at the positive difference in attitude child develops after beginning classes at Jeongs Taekwondo.
How Can Your Child Benefit from Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a total learning activity. Lessons are tailored to your child's age and skill level. Your child begins by practicing basic patterns and forms, board breaking, kicking, blocking, striking, and punching. These fundamental skills increase your child's physical coordination, flexibility, balance, and mental acumen. Taekwondo develops your child's athletic abilities and self-awareness, and improves the child's capabilities in self-defense.
Self-Discipline and Self Esteem for Your Child
Taekwondo emphasizes moral development as well. Children learn respect for themselves and others, heightened concentration, and increased self-discipline and self-restraint. The self-discipline that develops as a result of learning and practicing the techniques usually carries over into other areas of the child's life. School grades often improve as your child learns to focus on objectives and to work toward achievement. The self-discipline and self-resect which Taekwondo develops can provide your child with the skills and mindset necessary to resist peer pressure.
Families and the Martial Arts
It is one of the most beautiful things in the world to watch parents and children training side by side. Parents glow at their children's accomplishments like the execution of a good side kick, or the breaking of their first board. The greater satisfaction, however, comes the bond of love, friendship, understanding and respect that develops between parent and child. Both parents and children share in each others hardships and accomplishments. Parents feel younger, healthier, and greatly fulfilled, and their children become more mature, confident, and well- behaved. Families in the Martial Arts are very fortunate indeed!
The Adult & Taekwondo
Jeong's Taekwondo Academy's adult programs help you develop and maintain a sound body and mind, and increase your abilities at self-defense. EXERCISE AND IMPROVE WELL-BEING Taekwondo strengthens your body and improves your health through physical exercise and conditioning. Isometric and dynamic tension exercises will allow you to gain better muscle tone and more strength. A gradual building process of safe and easy stretching techniques will enhance flexibility, while breathing and concentration exercises lead to sharper reflexes and senses. The discipline of Taekwondo leads to increase energy, better health and fitness, greater coordination, and higher self-esteem. These qualities are vital to a happier, longer life.