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Ten Tae Kwon Do Classes for Kids or Adults at OC ATA Martial Arts (92% Off)

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Instructor aims to teach students the disciple it takes to study the art of self defense;  education includes physical and mental exercises

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3 ratings2 reviews
August 19, 2019
Really nice people! My son enjoys going here.
4 ratings1 reviews
May 14, 2019
My kids absolutely loved it! Wonderful teacher!
2 ratings2 reviews
November 10, 2018
Good instructors, kids enjoyed the program.
4 ratings1 reviews
August 10, 2016
very friendly staff!
2 ratings1 reviews
February 19, 2018
The OCATA staff are friendly and curteous. Mr. Adler @ the RSM location is fantastic with the kids. He pays attention to their strengths and weaknesses, pushes them out of their comfort zone and genuinely cares to see them succeed. Highly recommended.
1 ratings1 reviews
August 10, 2016
instructor was amazing and front desk was very helpful

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  • $27.38 for ten martial-arts classes for kids with a uniform ($350 value)
  • $27.38 for ten martial-arts classes for adults with a uniform ($350 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 into 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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