Tae kwon do 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, tae kwon do practice develops persistence, self-discipline, and kindness. Many participants will find an increased feeling of peace and balance. The right coach will teach tae kwon do as an empowering way of life, encouraging students to apply the social and character skills learned to their home and school lives.
Adult Tae Kwon Do combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases, meditation and philosophy. It is both an aerobic and anaerobic workout and includes stretching along with self-defense techniques.
This program is designed to challenge each student on their journey to increased fitness, flexibility, strength, and self-esteem. We teach traditional strikes, blocks, and kicks, combined with traditional values of respect, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
These physical and mental fitness skills help maintain a healthy life style, energy, and reduce stress levels.
All our programs stress a non-violent approach to problem solving, along with practical methods of self-defense for unavoidable confrontations. The attentive student becomes increasingly sensitive to his or her environment and acquires greater strength and self-control in many aspects of their life. The benefits of PEAK Performance training can be felt after only a few weeks of regular training.