Welcome to the official web home of Xtreme Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido Academy For more than 15 years, Xtreme Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido Academy has been committed to helping men,women, and children of all ages discover the endless possibilities that come from the study of martial arts. Whether you are looking for self defense, self discipline, self confidence or an unsurpassed fitness program you have found the martial arts academy for you and your family. We offer all kind of classes and programs that cater to every student and are designed to teach age groups ranging from four years to adults. Let our professional instructors guide you through your journey into the martial art world of Taekwondo and Hapkido where a rewarding experience awaits you.
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What is Taekwondo?
Tae Kwon Do is the general name applied to the Korean martial art of self-defense and is the world's most widely practice martial art.
Tae Kwon Do is translated as “the way of the foot & fist”
In Korean Tae Kwon Do means:
- Tae:- kick or to strike with the foot.
- K'won:- fist or to strike with the hand.
- Do:- the art or way.
It is designed as a non-violent art and system of complete body exercises as well as being a way of life. It is a system of developing the total person mentally, physically and spiritually. By practicing Tae Kwon Do, one can benefit in these ways;
Physically- One can develop good coordination, gain strength, increase flexibility, and improve cardiovascular conditioning. From all of these physical practices, one can have a strong body.
Mentally- One can build self-confidence, gain better judgement and improve self-control. From all of these mental disciplines, one can have a sound mind.
Spiritually- By the spirit we mean developing a strong body and a sound mind, the development of character or the indomitable spirit, to face a challenge with action and a constructive attitude. One must learn to commit to a worthwhile goal and see it through to the end.
Incorporating these aspects into one’s life will build for them the ability to be strong, to be humble, be gentle but strong and to maintain self respect.
What is Hapkido?
Hapkido is a type of Korean martial art which focuses on defense rather than offense, and is designed to neutralize an opponent through a range of techniques. Hapkido incorporates weapons, knowledge of nerve points, kicking, throws, joint locks, and hitting techniques into a flowing and beautiful discipline wherein an attacker can be easily neutralized.
Hapkido, in Korean means:
- Hap- 'the harmony of body and spirit'
- Ki- 'refers to life and body energy'
- Do- 'the art or way'
Hapkido is designed to be a martial art which harmonizes body energy while maintaining a state of non-aggression. Many martial arts focus on non-aggression, and can be practiced by men and women of all ranges of size and strength. Hapkido is about calculated moves rather than brute force. Hapkido is a discipline which is also designed to clarify, and calm the spirit, and those who practice Hapkido are also attempting to develop themselves as individuals. Hapkido incorporates physical and spiritual discipline to build character as well as self defense skills. The desired end result is a well rounded, peaceful individual who is capable of self defense in situations where it is warranted.