Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and combat sport emphasizing high, fast kicks and powerful strikes. The word "Taekwondo" can be broken down into three components:
1. "Tae" (태) means "foot" or "to strike with the feet," representing the kicking techniques that are a fundamental part of the art.
2. "Kwon" (권) means "hand" or "to strike with the hand," signifying the various hand and arm techniques used in Taekwondo.
3. "Do" (도) means "the way" or "the path," implying that Taekwondo is not only a physical discipline but also a way of life, emphasizing moral and ethical principles.
Taekwondo is characterized by its dynamic and fluid movements, which include a wide range of kicks, punches, and blocks. It places a strong emphasis on balance, flexibility, and speed. Training in Taekwondo typically involves learning various forms (poomsae or patterns), sparring, and breaking techniques, where practitioners demonstrate their power and precision by breaking boards or other materials.
Taekwondo is not only a martial art for self-defense and sport but also a discipline that promotes physical fitness, mental discipline, and character development. Through training, practitioners often learn important values such as respect, perseverance, and humility.
At Croft Taekwondo Academy, our mission is to inspire every member to unlock their full potential and forge a balanced mind and body through the practice of Taekwondo. Our students emerge stronger, more focused, better coordinated, and filled with confidence and self-discipline.
As a locally and family-owned Dojang, we take great pride in serving the Keller, TX, area. We invite you to experience the transformative power of Taekwondo by visiting or calling us today for a complimentary trial class. Take the first step towards a remarkable journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
Texas State Taekwondo Association – Official website of the Texas State Taekwondo Association
AAU Taekwondo – Amateur Athletic Union’s National Taekwondo Program
USA Taekwondo – National Governing Body for the United States Olympic Committee
Kukkiwon Poom/DAN Certification – Verify your Poom/Dan Certification
World Haidong Gumdo Federation – International Federation governing the art of Haidong Gumdo