PRINCIPLES OF DREAM TAEKWONDO
HISTORY OF TAEKWONDO
Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills.
It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind.
"Tae" means "foot," "leg," or "to step on"; "Kwon" means "fist," or "fight"; and "Do" means the "way" or "discipline."
If we put these three parts together, we can see two important concepts behind "Tae Kwon Do".
Taekwondo can be characterized by unity: the unity of body, mind, and life, and the unity of the pose ["poomsae"] and confrontation, and cracking down.
When you do Taekwondo, you should make your mind peaceful and synchronize your mind with your movements, and extend this harmony to your life and society.
This is how in Taekwondo the principle of physical movements, the principle of mind training, and the principle of life become one and the same.
Taekwondo pursues harmonious growth and improvements of life through its unique activities.
This is why one could say Taekwondo is a way of life. To ultimately enable ourselves to lead more valuable lives, we would do well by finding the guiding principles deeply hidden in Taekwondo.
MEET OUR MASTER
518 Larkfield Rd. East Northport, NY 11731
Master Lee is a decorated national athlete who has been recognized as the finest Taekwondo player by Korea's national governing body of Taekwondo.
He also has the following distinctions:
6th degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
1st place at the National Team Selection for the 10th World University TKD Championship
1st place at the 10th World TKD Championships
1st place at the National Sports Festival
Served in the Korean Armed Forces Athletic Corps.
Team Coach for the New Jersey State team for national junior and senior championships