Below you will find answers to our most often asked questions about the martial arts and Dragon Champion Tae Kwon Do Academy. However, if you have additional questions, please call us at any time and we will be happy to help you.
What is Tae Kwon Do and how is it different from other martial arts?
The martial arts were developed thousands of years ago as forms of self-defense. Karate originated in Japan and Kung Fu came from China. Tae Kwon Do is native to Korea. In terms of techniques, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicks more than other martial arts, making it ideal for improving balance, flexibility, and endurance.
At what age can children start?
Our experience has shown that children ages four and up will be able to take the greatest advantage from Tae Kwon Do classes. Starting at age four, your child can participate in our trial lesson program, which allows our instructors to work with them one on one and evaluate their readiness for group classes. Our staff will then use their experience to recommend the best course of action for you and your child.
Do martial arts increase aggressiveness?
Your child will be taught from the start to never misuse the martial arts skills they learn. The instructors at Dragon Champion Tae Kwon Do Academy – will continually educate your child that martial arts are a form of exercise and self improvement, not a tool for bullying. Tae Kwon Do students are taught to be humble, courteous, and respectful along with being careful about when and where they practice their self-defense skills.
How safe is it to learn martial arts?
Tae Kwon Do is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities. Classes are taught by expert instructors as students are shown techniques in a step-by-step manner at their own pace. A thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety.
What if I never did martial arts before or if I’m out of shape?
Beginners are always welcome at Dragon Champion Tae Kwon Do Academy. Our beginner’s martial arts program makes it easy to get started. New students receive one-on-one instruction designed to provide an introduction to the basics of Tae Kwon Do. Plus, our belt system allows all students to train at their own pace and improve their physical condition gradually.