What is Tae Kwon Do


The sport of Tae Kwon Do (TKD), the art of kicking and punching, or “the right way of using all parts of the body to stop fights and help build a more peaceful world”, stems from a tradition of Korean martial arts dating back over 2,000 years.

Today it is recognized as a popular Olympic sanctioned martial art.  Not only do students of Tae Kwon Do undergo a rigorous physical journey on their way to becoming a black belt, but they also make a conscious lifestyle decision to follow the path of honor and acquire a higher mental acuity.

The skills gained from Tae Kwon Do are such that students learn to face life’s problems and persevere until a solution is found.

Ten Principles of Kim’s Martial Arts Institute

  1. 1. Be loyal to your Country

  2. 2.Be obedient to your Parents

  3. 3.Be loving to your Spouse

  4. 4.Be cooperative between Brothers and Sisters

  5. 5.Be respectful of your Elders

  6. 6.Be caring to Each Other

  7. 7.Be trustworthy to your Friends

  8. 8.Be fair to All

  9. 9.Don’t retreat from Conflict

  10. 10.Accompany all decisions with Actions - Finish what you start

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