Tiger-Rock Martial Arts offers Cross Creek Ranch TaeKwonDo Near Me. We have been open in Katy and teaching students the Korean martial art for over 20 years now. Our instructors, Master Pollard and Master Reade, each have more than three decades of experience that they bring to their classes. All Tiger-Rock Martial Arts instructors are excited to pass down the discipline of mastering a martial art to people of all ages.
In Korean, TaeKwonDo roughly translates for “the Way (Do) of the Foot (Tae) and the Fist (Kwon).” Compared to other martial arts, TaeKwonDo is relatively new. It was born out of the aftermath of World War II. After the Japanese occupation was lifted, old dojos could practice in the open again. The Way came out of an amalgamation of older Chinese and Korean styles, Taekkyon, Subak, Gwonbeop, and the Okinawan Karate. TaeKwonDo specializes in head-height kicks, side-kicks, spinning kicks, and striking.
Kids and Teen Classes
We have our Tiger Cub Program for students from ages 4 to 6 years. Kids love TaeKwonDo. One of the best things about it is that the sport is pretty individual, so every kid is always participating. We design our Cub Program to teach symmetrical movements, balance, and coordination. TaeKwonDo classes are also great opportunities to teach social skills and treat others with respect and integrity.
Our Junior Program is for kids ages 6 to 10, probably the age at which kids enjoy TaeKwonDo the most. It is a healthy avenue for high positive energies. With them, we start our martial art exercises like kicking and striking, practice stances and forms, and speed and agility drills. We teach anti-bullying and self-defense education at this level too.
Teen Classes are for 11 to 15-year-old students. At this formative period of life, we must put the most into making them count. Tiger-Rock Martial Arts’ classes give competitions and leadership moments that push one to be better than the day before. And it requires and builds discipline and character that carries one throughout life. Cross Creek Ranch TaeKwonDo Near Me works as a tremendous after-school extra-curricular.
Adult TaeKwonDo Classes
For anyone older than 15, they can enroll in our adult classes. People of all ages enjoy and benefit from practicing TaeKwonDo. You can get serious about competing in tournaments or use it as a way to keep up with your fitness. Either Way, Tiger-Rock gives you guidance and rigorous training.
TaeKwonDo provides an all-round workout. The latest in physical fitness gets paired with traditional martial arts. In our lessons, you see stretching, endurance warm-ups, striking, kicking, blocking drills, speed and agility drills, conditioning and core, and sparring. Cross Creek Ranch TaeKwonDo Near Me builds one’s mind, body, and soul:
- Hones focus and concentration
- Improves physical fitness, body composition, and strength
- Including flexibility and range of motion
- Strengthens cardiovascular health
- Teaches self-defense
- Imparts confidence
- Builds mental toughness and self-discipline
- Relieves stress
What TaeKwonDo Can Do for You
Some of the benefits behind TaeKwonDo are direct and obvious, like making you more robust, but others are as indirect and surprising as sharpening your concentration and focus. But you also receive happy side effects like building iron-clad discipline. Of course, all martial arts do seek to build character in its students in the first place.
The five tenets in our dojo are honor, humility, perseverance, respect, and loyalty. Consequently, we make sure our students walk out of here, understanding each of these means and putting them into practice. Additionally, the training TaeKwonDo asks for builds and requires discipline, self-restraint, and character-traits such as these.
The greatest take away we want anyone to have from our classes is a greater sense of integrity. The physical gains one might wish to do not come without it. One must be honest and accountable for oneself. There is not cheating yourself to results.
Another way of seeing integrity in martial arts is by looking at how it teaches self-defense. In other words, we do not enact violence through our techniques. Instead, we train ourselves with self-restraint. We subdue and control aggression in our attacker and ourselves. TaeKwonDo asks us to act in moral ways, even in the toughest of situations.
As we said, TaeKwonDo gives you a full-body workout. With our stretching and spinning, and high kicks, you increase your flexibility and range of motion. Our endurance warm-ups build cardiovascular health. The calisthenics and core training we pair with the kicking and striking drill keep muscular strength and endurance, push-ups, squats, sit-ups, and what you would expect. And the repetition of our exercises develops motor skills and muscle memory. All facets of physical fitness, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular health, are built up by TaeKwonDo.
Cooperation and Competition
TaeKwonDo is not just a Korean martial art but also an international sport. As of 2000, TaeKwonDo is an official Olympic sport. Plus, there are other worldwide competitions organized by the World TaeKwonDo Federation and the International Taekwon-Do Federation. At Tiger-Rock, we host three annual competitions a year, regional, state, and national, in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Also, the competitive spirit within our classes also motivates our students from sparring to the camaraderie that training together creates. The trading off between setting up drills also means they are working together.
Cross Creek Ranch TaeKwonDo Near Me
Tiger-Rock is a great place when you want Cross Creek Ranch TaeKwonDo Near Me. We offer a program for the whole family to learn so that they can be trained in self-defense. Give us a call at (281) 829-9300 today or read into our website about our locations and services.
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