What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and arguably the most popular martial art in the United States.   It emphasizes kicking because the leg is the longest and strongest tool the martial artist has readily available.  Speed, endurance, grace, and flexibility are all of supreme benefit to a Taekwondo artist.

The four major aspects of the study of Taekwondo are Forms, Sparring, and Self-Defense.  Forms (or “poomsae“) provide a focus for developing precision, coordination, personal harmony, and control.  Sparring (or “gyeorugi“) is the competitive application of the principles, where one martial artist competes with another.  Sparring is valued for its exciting competition, discipline, sportsmanship, cooperation, and ultimate respect of fellow martial artists and human beings.  Finally, Taekwondo is an excellent vehicle for learning self-defense.  Not only does Taekwondo teach its students how to physically defend against attackers and end a violent confrontation, but gives students the self-confidence and wisdom to avoid dangerous situations.

As both sport and art, Taekwondo provides enrichment to all types of people and lifestyles.

Cyclone Martial Arts Taekwondo students have the opportunity to compete on a local, national and global stage in both sparring, breaking, and forms.

At Cyclone Martial Arts, Taekwondo is practiced in the World Taekwondo Federation style.  This style is the same used in the Olympics and around the world.


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