Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art that combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, meditation and philosophy.

In Korean, tae means "foot"; kwon means "fist"; and do means "way"; so Taekwondo is loosely translated as "the way of the foot and fist" but some translate it as, "the art of kicking and punching," although the meaning of the Korean word "do" does not correspond to the meaning of the English word "art".


Hap Ki Do

Hap Ki Do is a dynamic and eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, pressure points, throws, kicks, and other strikes. Hapkido practitioners train to counter the techniques of other martial arts as well as common unskilled attacks. There are also traditional weapons including short stick, cane, rope, nunchucks, sword and staff which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined.

Hapkido contains both long and close range fighting techniques, utilizing dynamic kicking and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges and pressure point strikes, jointlocks, or throws at closer fighting distances. Hapkido emphasizes circular motion, non-resisting movements, and control of the opponent. Practitioners seek to gain advantage through footwork and body positioning to employ leverage, avoiding the use of strength against strength.


Ho Shin Sul

Ho Shin Sul is a category of Korean Martial Arts that deals with Self Defense techniques.


Kum Do

Kum Do means "the way of the sword". The present form of using jukdo (4 split bamboo sword) and the hogoo (the head and body gear) began around 18th century. With jukdo and hogoo the art of Kum Do took a surprising turn in its style. The spiritual maturity, inner strength, calmness of the soul, and pure heart combined with strength and speed--that is the "essence" of Kum Do. A duality of one's identity that unites into one.