Taekwondo (Tae-Kwon-Do, Fist-Foot-Way) is a Martial Art from Korea. It is a blend of Shotokan Karate with other Chinese and Korean martial arts. Its training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks. Taekwondo places great emphasis on fast, spectacular kicking techniques with very few hand strikes.
Taekwondo tends to place more emphasis on the sport aspect of Martial Arts. Taekwondo is more of a long range fighting style, due to its use of more kicking than hand striking. Board breaking is used in belt grading in Taekwondo, to show the power and control of the techniques being taught. Its popularity has grown and is probably the most widely practiced of the Martial Arts and is now recognized as an Olympic sport, which is sure to popularize it even more.
Instructor: Brenda Goodwin
Brenda Goodwin began her training in Taekwondo in 1997 and currently holds a third degree black belt and is currently studying for her fourth. Additionally she holds a first degree in Hapkido and has additional training in Shorin -Ryu Karate and is a member in standing with the United States of America Taekwondo (U.S.A.T.) and the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation (N.W.M.A.F.).