What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo literally means ‘foot’ ,’hand’, ‘way or art’ (“The art or way of kicking and punching”) and was originally designed for the Korean armed forces. It has evolved into a well-rounded martial art offering something for almost everyone – realistic self-defence, fitness, stress relief, building of self confidence, social elements and much more!
Do I need to be in shape to start Taekwondo?
Not necessarily, in fact a lot of people actually join Taekwondo to get fit! In parts, fitness does help but the Instructor know that everyone is different and always try to ensure students push themselves where they can in attempt to attain higher and better personal levels and goals.
Are there people my age doing Taekwondo?
We have students as young as 3yrs old and no upper age limit training with us!
What style does Dragon Taekwondo Academy teach?
We are affiliated and teach the World Taekwondo (WT) style Taekwondo.
Are the Instructors Certified?
Yes, all the Instructors are certified through the Kukkiwon in South Korea, which is the Headquarters for WT Taekwondo.
What are the benefits of joining Martial Arts?
Martial arts have many benefits. It will help with balance, flexibility, confidence, weight loss, increase in strength, memory improvement, and stress relief, just to name a few.
How many times a week do you recommend I attend classes?
We currently run classes 6 days a week. Like any physical activity students are recommended to attend at least 2-3 times a week to see a benefit and consistent progression.
Who teaches the Taekwondo classes at Dragon Taekwondo Academy?
Our team of qualified instructors, assistant instructors, and leadership team will instruct, guide, and motivate the students. Each class is lead by a Kukkiwon certified Master.
What will I be learning in Taekwondo class at Dragon Taekwondo?
You will improve basic physical skills such as coordination, balance, flexibility, agility, endurance, kinetic awareness, and more. Students will also learn martial arts skills of striking, kicking, blocking, foot work, joint manipulation, weapons, self defense, and much more.
I have no previous experience in martial arts, is this class for me?
Most of the teen and adult students that start Taekwondo and Martial Arts with us have no experience in martial arts so you will fit right in. The class is designed to take an absolute beginner and get them ready for the more advanced classes as they progress in skills which eventually lead to attaining their Black Belt.