TAE KWON DO
Art of the Foot and Hand
Tae kwon do was developed during the 1940's and 1950's by various martial artists who combined elements of Karate and Chinese martial arts with traditional Korean martial arts traditions such as Taekkyeon, Subak, and Gwonbeop.
Art of Harmony
It is one of the traditional Korean martial arts which combines the locking and breaking aspect of Japanese AIKIDO, the throwing aspect of JUDO, the striking aspect of KARATE and the footwork of TAEKWONDO. HAPKIDO structure has more than 270 major techniques, which can be used in more that 10,000 variations. Many people believe that HAPKIDO is the most practical self-defense system, where with minimum of strength, any HAPKIDO trainee can produce dramatic results.
Way of Softness
Judo was founded in 1882 in Japan by Jigoro Kano, who modified the more dangerous techniques in Jujitsu and developed Judo from a martial art to a sport. He also gave Judo a physical education emphasis and a strong moral orientation. Judo is a social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense or combat, and a way of life. Judo is unique in that all age groups, both sexes, and most disabled persons can participate. Judo is an inexpensive, year-round activity, that appeals to people from all walks of life.