Q: What is the difference between Taekwondo and other martial arts?
A: Taekwondo originated in Korea and is one of the most widely taught martial arts in the world. Its global influence was cemented when it became an official Olympic sport in 2000.
Taekwondo is a fun sport for all ages that trains both the body and mind. Its dynamic style is comprised of 70% foot and leg techniques. Additionally, White Tiger adheres to the most current rules and systems utilized in tournaments and the Olympics.
Aside from the physical aspect, Taekwondo focuses on discipline and integrity to cultivate the mind and personality of each student.
Q: Is Taekwondo safe?
A: Yes! While there is a risk of injury in any sport, Taekwondo in general and our school in particular take many proactive measures to prioritize student safety. These include qualified instructors, safety equipment and school rules.
Q: What age do you have to be to do Taekwondo?
A: We have programs for students of all ages and skill levels. Our youngest students (ages 4-6) begin in the Little Tiger class, while older students will enjoy curriculum classes appropriate for their age and belt level. Whether you are 7 or 67, we have classes designed for you!
Q: How can Taekwondo help my child?
A: Children benefit greatly from training in Taekwondo. The drills help them develop speed, agility, strength and flexibility. Simultaneously, we emphasize respecting others, developing self confidence and mental fortitude.
Q: How long does it take to earn a black belt?
A: While there is no set timeframe, on average a consistent student can reach black belt in about 3-4 years.