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Q. What is Tae Kwon Do and how is it different from other martial arts?
The different martial arts all originated in different countries thousands of years ago as forms of self-defense. Karate comes from Japan and Kung Fu from China. Tae Kwon Do is native to Korea. In terms of techniques, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicks more than other martial arts, making it ideal for improving kids' balance, flexibility, and endurance. It also provides a great workout for adults while teaching powerful self-defense skills. Our main focus is the World Take Kwon Do Federation (WTF or Kukkiwon) style, also known as the Olympic style. This is the style that students receive their belts in. We also teach to Korea original Kum-Do (sword skills) for Black Belts.
Q.  At what age do children start?
Our experience has shown that children ages four and up will be able to take the greatest advantage from Tae Kwon Do classes. Starting at age four, children are eligible to participate in our trial program, which allows our instructors to work with them one on one and evaluate their readiness for group classes. Our staff will then use their experience to recommend the best course of action for you to take with your child.
Q.  Will they become more aggressive?
Absolutely not! All children are taught from the first lesson that a true "Tae Kwon Do kid" never misuses their martial arts skills. Throughout their training students are reminded that being physically and mentally tough doesn't allow one to be tough with others. Instead, Tae Kwon Do students are expected to be humble, courteous, respectful and careful about when and where they practice their skills. The instructors at Master An's continuously remind students that Tae Kwon Do is a from of exercise and self improvement not a tool for bullying.
Q.  How safe is it to learn?
Tae Kwon Do is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities. Classes are taught by expert instructors as students are shown techniques in a step-by-step manner at their own pace. A thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student. All all skills are carefully screened by instructors.
Q.  How does the cost of a tkd program compare to other team sports and shat can I expect in terms of cost?
In a lot of cases, when you compare all the costs involved with other sports, martial arts are very reasonable and the life long benefit is by far greater than what you may get from other sports. The cost of an individual program will vary depend on the term you are looking for, the best thing to do is to visit the martial art studio and discuss the various programs with one of the staff. White Tiger Tae Kwon Do offers a very reasonable trial membership and various discounts. 
Q.   How often do I come to classes?
Memberships are predicted on twice a week participation, this is best for information retention and also to keep members from "burning out" from simply doing too much. Coming once a week is still acceptable but there is no cost difference between once a week participation and twice a week. From a "value" standpoint, coming twice a week is ideal. 
Q.  What are the health benefits of Martial Arts training?
The benefits are vast and the training benefits virtually affect all body systems in a positive way. You will experience improved circulation, improved core strength, improved cardio vascular capability, improved muscular endurance and increased mental focus.
Q. How effective is Tae Kwon Do as a self-defense system?
Originally, Tae Kwon Do techniques were developed from many ancient wars held on the battle fields of Korea. Traditional Tae Kwon Do techniques employ many fatal techniques for self-defense and survival. In recent years, Tae Kwon Do has also become a popular Olympic sport. As a result, some instructors and schools have approached Tae Kwon Do training only as a sport or a way to get fit. Although Tae Kwon Do does offer many fitness benefits, if you focus only on these aspects you will neglect the true core of any martial art which is to defend yourself and ensure your survival.  Despite common myths, Tae Kwon Do possesses many techniques that are practical and deadly. Direct strikes to vital points are a perfect example of such techniques. There are 50 vital striking points and 5 practical striking points. Through training in Tae Kwon Do you will learn to safely and effectively learn to utilize these pressure point strikes for self defense.

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GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS (GAISF) AND THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MILITARY SPORTS (CISM) IN 1976. IN 1980 THE WTF BECAME AN INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) RECOGNIZED SPORTS FEDERATION, MAKING TAE KWON DO A DEMONSTRATION SPORT FOR THE 1988 AND 1992 OLYMPIC GAMES. TAE KWON DO IS NOW AN OFFICIAL EVENT FOR THE 2000 OLYMPIAD TO BE HELD IN AUSTRALIA.IN THE UNITED STATES THERE ARE MORE THAN 5MILLION PRACTITIONERS OF THIS KOREAN ART. THE UNITED STATES TAE KWON DO UNION (USTU) IS THE ONLY NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY FOR THE SPORT OF TAE KWON DO IN THE UNITED STATES. AS THE NGB FOR THE SPORT, THE USTU IS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, THE WORLD TAE KWON DO FEDERATION AND THE PAN AMERICAN TAE KWON DO UNION.

TAE KWON DO TODAY IS JUST AS EXCITING AS EVER. TAE KWON DO, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE WORLD TAE KWON DO FEDERATION HAS GROWN INTO AN INTERNATIONAL ART AND SPORT PRACTICED IN OVER 190 COUNTIES WORLDWIDE.IN 1975 THE U.S. AMATEUR ATHLETES UNION (AAU) ACCEPTED TAE KWON DO AS AN OFFICIAL SPORT. TAE KWON DO WAS ALSO ADMITTED TO THE 

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what is tae kwon do

Tae Kwon Do is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional Martial Arts, that teaches more than fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport among the official games in the olympics.

Meaning of the Tae Kwon Do

Tae = 跆: Feet or Kicking
Kwon = 拳: Hands or Punching
Do =道:  Way or Discipline


We can see two important concepts behind Tae Kwon Do. First, Tae Kwon Do is the right way of using Tae and Kwon by fists and feet. Second, it is a way to control or cal down fights and keep the peace.  This concept comes from the meaning of Tae Kwon Do to put fists under control.


Benefits of Tae Kwon Do

For Child
  1. Our curriculum is designed to improve your child’s confidence and self-esteem.
  2. Our class structure teaches your child discipline and respect.
  3. Our instructors work to improve your child’s focus and concentration.
  4. Our program teaches your child how to handle bully and stranger situations.
  5. Our program teaches life skills such as good manners, good attitude, good habits and good self-control.
  6. Our drills and activities channel your child’s energy.
  7. Our program teaches your child how to defend themselves if necessary.
  8. Our program is a lot of fun.

For Teen and Adult
  1. Our workout will improve your balance and flexibility.
  2. Our workout will also improve your cardiovascular and increase muscle tone.
  3. Our relaxation techniques and breathing help to relieve stress.
  4. Our curriculum is designed to give you confidence.
  5. Our program could save you from serious injured.
  6. Our program is an excellent way for the family to spend quality time together.
  7. Our school’s family friendly atmosphere will help you make new friends.