One Month of Martial Arts Classes or Kids Martial Arts Party Package at JK Lee Black Belt Academy (Up to 80% Off)

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  • $39 for one month of martial arts classes for adults or kids and uniform ($159 value)
  • $59 for one month of martial arts classes and uniform for family of up to four ($299value)
  • $59 for one and a half hour martial arts birthday party package for kids ($199 value)

Tae Kwon Do: One Name, Two Disciplines

When learning tae kwon do, you might be studying only one of two versions of one of the world’s most popular sports. Here, Groupon takes a look at how tae kwon do evolved to its current forms.

Known as “the way of the foot and fist” in Korean, tae kwon do is one of the world’s most popular martial arts. Based on a combination of karate and an ancient Korean self-defense style called tae kyon, the sport as we now know it was originally developed in South Korea in the 1940s by Choi Hong Hi, a founder of the country’s military and an eventual war hero. Choi Hong Hi wanted practitioners of his martial art to balance mental and physical discipline, so his version heavily incorporates repetitive patterns of punching and kicking known as hyung, moves which are as calculated and rehearsed as they are reactive and defensive. Another version of tae kwon do, sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation, puts less of an emphasis on spiritual growth, instead highlighting the physical aspect, especially kicks. Because of the high physical demands, WTF fighters usually wear pads around their head and torso for protection from competitor’s blows and stray bees.

When Choi left South Korea for Canada in the 1970s over political disagreements, he moved his style’s governing body—the International Taekwon-Do Federation—there as well, leaving the WTF to continue its approach in South Korea. As a result, the WTF version is arguably the more popular iteration of tae kwon do in the world today. Since Choi’s passing in 2002, leaders of both the ITF and the WTF have met to consider joining the two branches, but the differences largely remain intact, forever sparring for worldwide supremacy.

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    Fox Point

    6838 N Santa Monica Blvd

    Fox Point, Wisconsin 53217

    414-540-9161

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  2. 2

    Brookfield

    12645 W Lisbon Rd

    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005

    262-783-9988

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  3. 3

    Waukesha

    1851 E Moreland Blvd

    Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186

    262-547-5425

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In a Nutshell

Kids and adults can enroll in martial arts classes, which include uniforms, or enroll together; birthday parties accommodate up to 20 kids

The Fine Print

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One Month of Martial Arts Classes for Adults or Kids and Uniform
$159 list price - 75% off - Save $120
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$39
One Month of Martial Arts Classes and Uniform for Family of up to Four
$299 list price - 80% off - Save $240
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$59
One and a half Hour Martial Arts Birthday Party Package for Kids
$199 list price - 70% off - Save $140
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All Locations

  • Fox Point (612.2 miles)

    6838 N Santa Monica Blvd

    Fox Point, Wisconsin 53217

  • Brookfield (618.6 miles)

    12645 W Lisbon Rd

    Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005

  • Waukesha (622.7 miles)

    1851 E Moreland Blvd

    Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186

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