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Tae Kwon Do is the Korean art of self-defense. Literally translated, TAE means "to kick" or "to strike with the foot", KWON means "fist" or "to strike with the hand" and DO means "discipline" or "art". Tae Kwon Do is much more than the physical aspects of martial arts. It is designed as a nonviolent form of self-defense and a system of complete body exercises, as well as a guide to practicing a disciplined way of life. It includes physical techniques, mental discipline and a deep philosophy.
Tae Kwon Do is not just a physical action. Control separates training in the dojang (school) from fighting in the street. The student learns how to strike and kick with devastating speed and force for self-defense, yet through training, they learn how to control their movement with the exact precision to snap a kick within inches of their sparring partner. Regardless of age, students can learn a discipline of the mind and body that remains with them throughout their lives.
Progressive 4th degree master level instruction is offered to the beginner, intermediate and advanced participant with training in pattern forms, sparring, weapons and self-defense tactics. Intermediate rank recognition is offered. As an advanced participant you'll have the opportunity to train and test under Grand Master Dong in Richmond Va. Grand Master Dong currently holds a 9th Degree in the following; Tae Kwon Do (Kukkiwon), Kum Do (Sword) & Ta Kyuk Do and is currently rated as the "King of the World Speed Champion."
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