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
under the Trader Joe's building on Wisconsin Avenue

School News & Events

**Spring Break: CLOSED Thu. April 17th & Fri. April 18th

*Important Dates for testing week:

- Thur. 4/10 NO CLASS (Tiger Cubs Class & Test still on at 4:00pm & Certified Black Belt Class still on at 7:10 pm)

- Fri. 4/11 NO CLASS (Tiger Cubs Class & Test still on at 4:00pm)


- Mon. 4/14 NO CLASS (6:50 Teen & Adult Testing)

- Tue. 4/15 NO CLASS (Tiger Cubs Class & Test still on at 3:45pm Cert. Black Belt Stripe Testing at 6:30pm)

- Wed. 4/16 NO CLASS (Tiger Cubs Class still on at 4:10. 7pm Teen & Adult/ Cert. Black Belt Class)

Please, sign up for the testing times by email or call us.

BEG I: Thur 4/10 at 6:30pm

BEG II: Mon 4/14 at 4:30pm

BEG III: Tues 4/15 at 4:20pm

BEG IV: Wed 4/16 at 4:50pm


INT I: Fri 4/11 at 4:50pm

INT II: Mon 4/14 at 5:30pm

INT III: Wed 4/16 at 5:50pm


ADV I: Thu 4/10 at 4:50pm

ADV II: Fri 4/11 at 6pm

ADV III: Tue 4/15 at 5:20pm

***Please welcome our new black belts; Ethan, Gregory, Amanda, Spenser, Enoch, Evan, Vanessa, Jack(Also Jayden and Ruben)

****New 2nd degree black belts; Matthew, Peter and William!!(Also Catherine, Alex and Noah)

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 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:
  • 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. 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.

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