What is Tae Kwon Do?

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art which emerged in the mid-twentieth century, and has subsequently become one of the most widely practiced martial arts in the world. The art is characterised by powerful hand strikes and kicks, which are used for unarmed combat, or in organised sport competitions.[1]

At Warrior Tae Kwon Do, our students train in a number of differen aspects of the martial art. Here is just a brief introduction to some of the subjects that our schools cover:

Fitness

Self Defence

Sporting Competition

Traditional Artform

Focus

Fitness

Our classes are ideal for anyone who wants to get fit or stay fit. Whether you are out of shape or already quite fit, you will find huge benefits from training with Warrior Tae Kwon Do.

Our stretches, exercises and techniques can not only help you lose a few pounds, but can make you more flexible, more agile and better co-ordinated. Our exercises and techniques can tone and strengthen your body, making you far less susceptible to injury when engaged in other activities, not just Tae Kwon Do.

Self Defence

Although we make our classes as fun and enjoyable as possible, Tae Kwon Do does have a serious side.

We aim to ensure that all of our students can be confident in the knowledge that, should the need arise, they will be capable of defending themselves. Our syllabus covers a wide range of self defence techniques that are both practical and easy to learn.

Sporting Competition

For those of you interested in the sporting element of Tae Kwon Do, Warrior Tae Kwon Do Schools have just what you need.

Through our wide network of friendships and contacts with many of the best Tae Kwon Do organisations both in Ireland and worldwide, our students have the opportunity to go up against some of the best martial arts competitors in the world. If you think you are up to the challenge, we can provide you with access to national and international tournaments.

Our students are quickly gaining a reputation as a force to be reckoned with on the competition circuit, with Warrior Tae Kwon Do Schools being able to boast a number of European and World champions in both the arenas of sparring and patterns, as well as countless regional and national winners.

Traditional Artform

If competition isn’t your thing, our you are just looking for a more rounded experience of the martial art than is offered by other schools, you have come to the right place.

While we are very proud of our competition winners, we believe that the traditional art of Tae Kwon Do is about much more than just winning prizes. The techniques that we practice are designed to not only strengthen the body, but to also focus the mind. Our ‘patterns’ can be used to improve you fitness and agility, thus aiding your physical health, but they can also be seen as a form of moving meditation, whereby the student must concentrate and focus their thoughts on each and every movement.

Focus

Focus is something which we feel is a very important skill to develop. Both in our adults’ and children’s classes, we encourage our students to work at their own pace to achieve their goals.

We never rush students into promotions unprepared or “throw you in at the deep end” because we feel that when a student is focussed and determined to achieve a goal, they will do so and will be proud of their achievement.

This particular skill is one which we particularly like to nurture in our students as it is one that can benefit you far beyond the realm of Tae Kwon Do, whether it be school study, professional career, or other interests of yours.

[1] Tedeschi, Mark (2003) Taekwondo, The Essential Introduction, Connecticut, Weatherhill Inc.