Tae kwon do moral principles are non-violence, humanity, respect to the others, using Tae kwon do for self-defense only. There are Tae kwon do oaths in many schools. There is one variant for example:
- I will follow Taekwondo principles - I will respect the instructors and the seniors - I will never trespass Taekwondo rules - I will protect liberty and justice - I will create a world of peace
We think that the conclusion is clear - the spiritual aspect of Tae kwon do, is not less important than the physical one. Only through their union one would be able to perceive the essence of Tae kwon do.
Philosophy of Taekwondo The philosophy of martial arts as applied in Taekwondo is based on the unity of spirit with physical action. In order to effectively act as a natural weapon in a given moment, the body's muscles and joints must be trained to coordinate movement. However, the development of the body and the coordination of Taekwondo techniques are not fully effective unless they occur in conjunction with the training of moral character, kindness, self-discipline, patience, forgiveness, and humility.
Thus, meditation is practiced to unify the body and mind; thoughts are clarified and actions made more efficient. Knowing (that is, understanding that the individual is complete within) provides the ability to act confidently. Concentration also contributes toward achieving optimum performance; as does a sense of calm and determination which overcomes distraction and troubled perception. Life is enriched.
The application of yin and yang principles further allows certain areas of the body to be utilized to their maximum potential. The yin and yang, or the soft and hard areas of the body, are trained to react with speed and agility in appropriate ways. The soft areas of the body for instance, are pliable and are not used to resist attack. They are used to allow the opponent to be carried off balance. The hard areas of the body, being resistant, are used to fend off the attacker. When applied correctly, the principles of yin and yang place the opponent at a disadvantage.
The individual must realize that to defend one's life means also to risk losing it. By accepting such a likelihood, fear will not cause distraction. The trained mind and body acting in unison is like intuitive reflex. The body's response is synchronized with perception.
Taekwondo is a combination of a state of mind working in unison with a trained body. When kindness and humility accompany physical grace the use of tae kwon do becomes an art. Unlike the Western idea of technique and proficiency in skills as the ultimate goal in defensive development, the Eastern idea goes beyond such limits and incorporates martial art as a way of being one with the world. Consciously living in harmonious unison with all there is around you on a daily basis is the philosophy of Taekwondo in action, not the use of the body as a destructive tool for wanton purposes. What is learned in Taekwondo is the ability to distinguish necessary from unnecessary antagonisms in the cause of self preservation, not the wasting of energies in fear and destruction.
The individual overcomes his lack of faith in himself through the development of bodily skills and natural strengths in conjunction with a sense of oneness; and the ultimate goal, to live, is achieved
Early Martial arts
Tiny Tiger ages 3-5 years old
This program offers children a strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. In addition, the program is designed to improve children's motor skills and enhance their ability to pay attention and follow directions.
All classes are taught using the most safe, fun, and exciting instruction methods available for this age group. This program works in conjunction with the Karate for Kids program, thereby emphasizing the same important monthly themes and value system.
Martial arts for Kids
Basic self defense Program (Karate for Kids) 6 - 12 years old
New Heights Taekwondo Training Features includes unique class structure designed to teach the basic fundamentals of safe & reliable children's self-defense. Essential training drills & skills are available for kids to learn the basics of the martial arts rank system. Within the New Heights Taekwondo class curriculum each child will train on their personal goals in achieving a designated rank. This is earned through class participation and demonstration of the knowledge. Kids have fun in a clean and safe environment!
The New Heights system is an outstanding class design that enables all children to work on building personal development in such areas of home, school and the community with the Martial Arts Life Skills. Respect, Self-Esteem, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance, and Loyalty among others. All classes are taught utilizing safe practices, fun and exciting instructional methods available for this age group. Your child will actively participate to obtain his/her own personal goals. This is a great way for kids to get in shape with exercise and having fun!
6702 Netherlands Dr. Wilmington NC
New Heights Taekwondo is independently owned and operated school in the Wilmington, NC Area. New Heights Taekwondo provides training in many martial arts disciplines including: martial arts such as kung fu, taekwondo, and karate. New Heights Taekwondo Karate Programs teaches all ages including per-school age children, kids, teens, adults and seniors citizens. New Heights Taekwondo is conveniently located at 6702 Netherlands Dr. suite B, Wilmington, NC. To find out more Call 910-399-4973