Defined as the Korean art of kicking and punching. Taekwondo's use of exciting kicking and striking techniques has made it one of the most popular martial arts in the world. Taekwondo is not only an effective fighting style and self-defense system, but presents the student with a unique way of developing strength, flexibility and grace. Student's will learn from the four major categories: forms, self defense, board breaking and sparring to improve coordination, strength, balance, mental focus, agility, behavior and life skils. Our classes are divided by age group to create the highest quality learning environment.
Defined as the way of the Korean sword, Koryo Gumdo is similar to Haidong Gumdo and Japanese Kendo. Koryo Gumdo is a beautiful martial art involving the use of the long sword...the same one used by the ancient Samurai and Hwarang warriors. It is a graceful, but powerful martial art with rich philosophy. Koryo Gumdo is a fantastic form of exercise and mental training. We are the only school in the metro-St. Louis area licensed by the World Koryo Gumdo Association to teach Koryo Gumdo. Learn cuts, blocks, stances and the philosophy behind the use of the sword.
Defined as the Korean art of coordinated power, Hapkido is very similar to Ju-Jitsu and Aikdo. Although separate classes for Hapkido are not currently offered, many of our self-defense techniques incorporate principles from Hapkido. While we do not teach MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) as you might see on TV, we do blend much of Hapkido into our Taekwondo program.
Prepare for martial arts competition in forms and sparring (WT/USAT/WKGA rules) by attending these specialized training sessions. These classes are open to competitors who want to learn how to compete and win local, regional and national tournaments. They are also open to those students that just want to improve their martial arts skills and fitness level.
"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death."Omar Bradley
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."Mark Twain
"Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtures mount."Claire Booth Luce