Taekwondo originated in Korea more than 2,300 years ago. Translated, it means “the way of the foot and fist,” and as that name suggests, it was originally developed by warriors. But this ancient practice is about more than just physical defense. Children learn symmetrical body exercises for unarmed combat, including kicks, punches, jumping and dodging.
More importantly, though, Taekwondo practice develops persistence, self-discipline and kindness. Many participants find an increased feeling of peace and balance. The right coach will teach Taekwondo as an empowering way of life, encouraging students to apply the social and character skills learned in the classroom to their home and school lives.