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Foundations of Tae Kwon Do​

Taekwondo Instructor Efrain Rios: 
I have gone outside the traditions of the Martial Art Systems I have studied, and continued my search for more knowledge to better myself and those around me. My search has led me to meet and study under great masters of different martial sciences.  This experience has helped me developed in such a way that now I am able to appreciate my own style more, see the meaning, and understand what my style has to offer in its forms and martial applications that past masters spoke and write about.


Taekwon-Do is the result of many diverse,yet similar Martial Art systems coming together under one umbrella in the mid – ’50s. Back in the ’40s and ’50s many kwans (schools) opened , teaching various forms of Karate, Judo and Kung Fu. They refined these techniques to give them a distinct korean flavor and imbued them with their own moral codes.


 Benefits from Taekwon-Do training:

​·       Improve Strength, Flexibility and Balance
·       Tone and Build long, lean muscles without bulk
·       Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core
·       Engage mind and enhance body awareness
·       Condition efficient patterns of movement making the
         body less prone to injury
·       Reduce stress, relieve tension
·       boost energy through deep stretching
·       Restore postural alignment
·       Create a stronger more flexible spine
·       Promote recovery from strain or injury
·       Increase joint range and movement
·       Improve circulation
·       Heighten neuromuscular coordination
·       Offer relief from back pain and joint stress
·       Correct over training of muscle groups which can lead
        to stress or injury
·       Enhance mobility, agility and stamina
·       Compliant sports training and develop functional
​        fitness for daily life activity
·       Improve the way your body looks and feels