Since 2000, TaeKuk(T.K.) Martial Arts has been providing excellent traditional martial arts instruction(Taekwondo, Hapkido, weapons,etc) covering the area of Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac in Maryland & north of Washington District area. Please visit us anytime to check how great our team is!! We are located under the Trader Joe's building on Wisconsin Avenue
School News & Events
* Please celebrate us together! ! We proudly announce that our school has moved to the 4th floor from the 7th day of August! Thank you for your patience and understanding during more than 1.5 year of renovation of whole shopping center. Come and practice our new state of art, safe and beautiful facility!! **No regular classes on Friday, August 15th and Monday, August 18th due to the color belt testing.
TKMA Tea Ceremony
***Please enjoy a brief video containing several techniques we learn and practice at our school.
Ultimate Kick Boxing ~
This system is a great approach to self defense. Kickboxing is consisted of an arsenal of nine weapons - the head, fists, elbows, knees and feet -. Kickboxing is unique in the way it uses all parts of the body, including the elbows and knees, for both training and competitions.
What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a modern martial art, characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks. There are multiple interpretations of the name Taekwondo. Taekwondo is often translated as 'the way of hand and foot.'
Tae = 'Foot' or 'to kick' or 'to jump' K'won = 'Fist' or 'to strike or block with hand' Do = 'The way of' or 'art'
Put this together and Taekwondo means: "The art of kicking and punching" or "The art of unarmed combat."
Disciplines of Taekwondo
Taekwondo has four disciplines:
It is the combination of these four disciplines that make the art of Taekwondo.
Objectives of Taekwondo:
to develop an appreciation for Taekwondo as a sport and an art
to achieve physical fitness through positive participation
to improve mental discipline and emotional equanimity
to learn self-defense skills
to develop a sense of responsibility for one self and others
Taekwondo is primarily a kicking art, often with a greater emphasis on the sport aspect of the art. Taekwondo stylists tend to fight at an extended range, and keep opponents away with their feet. It is a hard/soft, external, fairly linear style and is known for being very powerful. There is a lot of competition work in many dojongs. Training tends to emphasize sparring, but has forms, and the basics are important as well.