Axe Taekwon-Do
History Our History Master Todd    
  USTF HQ Current News Mr. Bushor    


TRAINING

Children six years old and older are welcome in Taekwon-Do.  Parents are welcome as well; we encourage family participation. The reason for the age limitation is that most children under the age of six do not have the attention span necessary for Taekwon-Do; however, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis only. 

Constant repetition teaches patience and the resolve to overcome any difficulty.  The tremendous power generated from one’s body develops the self-confidence to meet any opponent, at any place, and in any situation.  Sparring teaches humility, courage, alertness and accuracy, adaptability as well as self-control. 

Patterns teach flexibility, grace, balance and coordination while the fundamental exercises develop precision and teach the method, principle, imagination and purpose.  The life of a human being, perhaps 100 years, can be considered as a single day when compared with eternity.  The 24 patterns in Taekwon-Do represent 24 hours, one day, or General Choi’s life.

The class may attend tournaments in the local area.  We are fortunate that this area of the United States is rich in martial arts and the students will be able to be exposed to a variety of events.  All students should realize that competition is not a measure of success.  A shelf full of trophies does not mean that the student has mastered the art of Taekwon-Do.  Tournament attendance is optional until the rank of red belt.  We view tournaments as good for the growth of the student if handled correctly.

 


 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Last modified: 7/19/2009 Send mail to ustfneb@cox.net with questions or comments about this web site.