Philosophy

Taekwondo is an art that must constantly evolve, requiring the dedication of practitioners to improve in all areas. We believe the following guidelines will make our Institute the best place it can be.

NON-POLITICAL

Taekwondo is a martial art and the people who practice it are martial artists. There is no room for politics at our school. We devote ourselves solely to teaching and practicing the art of Taekwondo. Anyone who shares with us the desire to become a good martial artist is welcome.

COMPLETE SYSTEM

We teach Taekwondo as a complete system. This includes kicks, punches, hand and foot blocks, sweeps, joint locks, grappling and throws as well as sport Taekwondo. Some students may choose to specialize in one or more specific area but the school will always provide classes on all aspects of Taekwondo.

ANALYTIC APPROACH

Any technique used by a martial artist must make good sense and be based upon sound physical principles. The practitioner must have a clear understanding of why each technique is done a certain way. Therefore, technical discussions with other students or instructors are encouraged in our school.

A HOME FOR MARTIAL ARTS

We want each member to view the dojang like his/her home as a martial artist. It is important to us that our members feel they can stop by anytime, for any reason.

SHARED VALUES

We believe and abide by these dojang tenets:

  • Improvement of Mind and Body
  • We strive to achieve a harmonious balance in ourselves. The purpose of our school is not to produce tough and dangerous people, but to provide the means by which students bring out the best in themselves both physically and mentally. We provide balanced development for our members.

  • Ethical Self-Conduct
  • We advocate contributing to making this world a better and safer place for humanity, not through vigilantism, but through ethical self-conduct. Our students are instilled with the importance of responsible behavior. As more people follow this path, the influence of ethical behavior will grow stronger.

  • Unity Among Members
  • Our dojang is a small international community in itself, with students from many nations and heritages. And yet, our love and practice of Taekwon-do have brought us together. When we treat each other as family in our dojang – regardless of gender, race, ethnic background, or religion – it allows us to do the same for others outside the school.