"Black belt does not mean that you are INVINCIBLE...
It means that you never gave up, worked past the pain, overcame the dissapointments, didn't cave into your doubts, faced your fears, and learned enough to realize how little you actually know."
Tae Kwon Do is a traditional martial arts form originating in Korea that is a mix of ancient Korean arts and Karate. Where by Karate focuses on hand strikes and elbows, Tae Kwon Do is known for its powerful kicking techniques. Beyond the kicks and punches, Tae Kwon Do is an art form designed to develop the MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT.
With most traditional martial arts styles, we focus on a balance between self-protection and self-perfection. Although we can never achieve a perfect mind and body or be able to defend against every possible scenario, we can develop a lifestyle that promotes these values. Through the daily discipline, we can improve our mind our body and our attitude.
Defensive Hap Ki Do is a modern style of self defense to takes realistic, practical, life saving self defense techniques from many different styles to offer a student an efficient way to learn the Science of Self Defense. This style was created for practicioners who do not want to learn forms and other traditional elements of most styles, and would rather focus purely on the techniques and principles of self defense in a realisting, "Street-Wise" scenarios.
One of our most unique and innovative programs, our A+ After School Program as we call it, combines all the benefits of traditional Tae Kwon Do Lessons, with the added benefit that we are able to pick students up right from school! That's right, we pick up from the Saratoga's Elementary Schools as well as the Middle School, St. Clements and Waldorf Elementary! In the summer, we offer 6 weeks of full day camps to continue the program year round!