Taekwondo Training

What is taekwondo?

Taekwondo (stylized as TaeKwonDo or TKD) is a Korean martial art developed in the years following World War II. Taekwondo is a portmanteau of three Korean words – tae (“foot”), kwon (“fist ” or “fight”), and do (“way”). Taekwondo takes from various ancient Korean and Chinese traditions, as well as the Okinawan tradition of karate. It is one of the world’s most popular martial arts and forms the foundation of Tiger-Rock Martial Arts’ system.

Taekwondo training features and benefits

Taekwondo emphasizes head height kicks, jumping kicks, spinning kicks, side kicks, and striking. A lot of the kicking, striking, and sparring drills that you will participate in at our academy are based in taekwondo. These drills will help you improve your motor skills and flexibility.

Physical fitness is a major element of taekwondo. In fact, we integrate taekwondo-based drills with other martial arts calisthenics exercises and additional strength and conditioning drills to create a complete workout. This yields enormous physical fitness benefits, including:

  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Increased athleticism
  • More strength and stamina
  • Anaerobic power
  • Improved balance, coordination, and motor skills
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle toning

Taekwondo is defensive in nature; as such, much of our real-world self-defense training and counter aggression training is rooted in taekwondo.

Building character with taekwondo

This martial art, however, is far more than just kicking and striking; honor, humility, perseverance, respect, and loyalty are some of the key tenets of taekwondo and the Tiger-Rock system. Taekwondo emphasizes good citizenship and self-discipline.

Taekwondo is beneficial for all ages, with some practitioners starting as young as four years old. For kids, taekwondo martial arts training can help strengthen bones, strengthen muscles, and improve coordination and balance. The martial art can also help children become more focused, more self-disciplined, and more respectful of authority.

Taekwondo as a sport

Throughout the years, taekwondo has also developed into a competitive sport. At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, we hold tournaments at the local, regional, and national levels throughout the United States. These tournaments represent competitively and learning opportunities. At Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, we encourage students to enrich their taekwondo training experience through the spirit of competition.

Schedule a visit to Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Kingwood

Begin your journey to becoming a Black Belt today by scheduling a visit to our academy on Kingwood Drive, just 3 minutes from the Eastex Freeway.