The way of the foot and fist-Tae,Kwon, and Do

By Richard Law

Taekwondo is a martial art whose origin is deeply rooted in Korea. The words “Tae”,”Kwon”, and “Do” mean different things, that, when put together, mean “the way of the foot and fist”. Taekwondo is not only practiced for sport, but is also used by the Korean military and other armed forces around the world. However, this Olympic sport is not only about fighting- Taekwondo is a lifestyle. Tae Kwon Do strives to develop the positive aspects of an individual’s personality: Respect, Courtesy, Goodness, Trustworthiness, Loyalty, Humility, Courage, Patience, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, an Indomitable Spirit and a sense of responsibility to help and respect all forms of life. This takes a great deal of hard training and many do not reach far enough to achieve perfection in all of these aspects. However, it is the physical, mental, and spiritual effort which the individual puts forth that develops the positive attributes and image of both the individual and how he or she perceives others.

M. An’s Taekwondo Inc.was established over 20 years ago in Brooklyn by Grandmaster An. Our school is widely known for our excellent programs and positive environment. We have one of the biggest dojangs in the tri-state area, and our Masters and qualified instructors make learning this exciting sport fun and practical. Every year, our students participate in both local and national tournaments, and a few lucky ones even make it to the Junior Olympics! In addition, our demonstration team regularly performs for both local and international events, exhibiting choreographed fight scenes, board breaking, and self defense techniques. Our programs know no age limit- we have a wide range of classes that will be sure to fit you and your child’s needs. Some of our programs include Olympic training, Acrobatics, Demonstration training, Weapons training, and Zumba. Please don’t hesitate to stop by and ask about any of our programs and join the An’s Taekwondo Family!