What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo Blend is a progressive martial art, rooted deeply in its original Korean teachings but ever evolving. Like water, it constantly changes as it is passed down from one practitioner to the next. Each practitioner, remains true to the roots but incorporates his/her vision of Taekwondo as an evolving art. It is a system based on knowledge, foundation, speed, power and accuracy.
Our Taekwondo program teaches self-defense and self-control through three primary methods:
basics (martial arts exercises and conditioning)
Forms (also known as kata's, sets or forms)
sparring (also known as kumite or freestyle)
Basics focus on various striking, blocking and kicking exercises that build foundation, proper form and technique. Forms teach focus, concentration, mental discipline and practical self-defense against single and multiple attackers with weapons and empty handed. Sparring builds reflex, timing and spontaneous reaction without knowing your opponent’s attack. Above all, Taekwondo Blend teaches the practitioner to be the best person they can be through self-discipline, self-confidence and self-respect.
Taekwondo strives to maintain a balance between its “martial” aspect and its “art” aspect. The “martial” aspect is expressed by a fast, powerful, effective and practical method of self-defense. The “art” aspect is expressed by its commitment to both tradition through presentation of form and the pursuit of excellence through self-expression, artistic creativity, and humility.
In addition to learning the fundamentals of Taekwondo, students also learn and train techniques and skills that are rooted in Jujitsu, kali, and, boxing. This helps students master a well rounded approach to self defense.