TaeKuk(T.K.) Martial Arts

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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
right next to the Trader Joe's on Wisconsin Avenue

School News & Events

Holiday Day Closing Dates: Saturday July 2nd - Tuesday July 5th

Intensive Martial Arts Summer Camp 2016

Each day begins at 8:30am and last until 3:30pm with the option of half-day from 8:30am until 12:45pm.

Their will be 4 weeks of Summer Camp
Week 1: June 20th to 24th, 2016
Week 3: July 25ht to 29th, 2016
Week 4: August 1st to 5th, 2016

Camp Activities Include: Tae Kwon Do Classes, Gymnastics, Weapon Training, Arts & Craft, Hiking & Swimming, Water gun fight, and Board Games

For more information, please contact us at 301-657-7782 or email us at tkmainc402@gmail.com

Happy New Year 2016 of Monkey !!

"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect."--Alan Cohen.

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?

TaekwondoTaekwondo is a modern martial art, characterized by its speed, 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:
  • Patterns
  • Sparring
  • Self-defense
  • Breaking
It is the combination of these four disciplines that make the art of Taekwondo.

Objectives of Taekwondo:

  1. to develop an appreciation for Taekwondo as a sport and an art
  2. to achieve physical fitness through positive participation
  3. to improve mental discipline and emotional equanimity
  4. to learn self-defense skills
  5. 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. Their is a lot of competition work in many dojongs. Training tends to emphasize sparring, but has forms, and the basics are important as well.