What is Tae Kwon Do and how is it different from other martial arts?
— The martial arts were developed thousands of years ago as forms of self-defense. Karate originated in Japan and Kung Fu came from China. Tae Kwon Do is native to Korea. In term of techniques, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicking more than other martial arts, making it ideal for improving your child’s balance, flexibility, and endurance. Also Tae Kwon Do is an Official Olympic Sport.

At what age can children start participating in Tae Kwon Do?
— Our experience has shown that children ages four and up will be able to take the greatest advantage from Tae Kwon Do classes. Starting at age four, your child can participate in our trial lesson program, which allows our instructors to work with them one on one and evaluate their readiness for group classes. Our staff will then use their experience to recommend the best course of action for you and your child.

Does it increase aggressiveness?
— Absolutely not! Your child will be taught from the first lesson that true “Tae Kwon Do kids” never misuse their martial arts skills. Throughout their training, they will be reminded that being physically and mentally tough does not allow one to be tough with others. Instead, Tae Kwon Do students are expected to be humble, courteous, respectful, and careful about when, and where, they practice their skills. The instructors at TMA Tae Kwon Do will continually educate your child that Tae Kwon Do is a form of exercise and self improvement, not a tool for bullying.

Can I take a class with my child?
— Yes! In fact, many families are finding Tae Kwon Do to be the perfect family activity, combining an exciting workout with a new learning experience. You have your choice of attending child or adult classes individually or coming together to our Family Class. Either way, you will have a great time and create a special family bond.

What if I’ve never done TKD before and/or I’m out of shape?
— At TMA Tae Kwon Do, we have ongoing enrollment, so beginners are always welcome. Our special trial program makes it easy for new students of all fitness levels to get started. First time students receive one-on-one instruction designed to answer common questions and provide an introduction to the basics of Tae Kwon Do. In addition, the belt system used in Tae Kwon Do allows all students to train at their own pace and improve their physical condition gradually.