Introduction to Tae Kwon Do

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This course will introduce the student to the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do, covering both the history and progression of this popular sport from its origins to the present day. Students will understand the historical significance and be able to distinguish Taekwondo from other popular martial arts as well as learn the practical physical skills to progress to the level of Orange and Yellow Belts, achieving recognized rank certification by the American Taekwondo Association (ATA). Students will also have a basic understanding of self-defense and learn practical physical skills for self-protection. Students will likewise have a basic understanding of the unique contributions of Songham Taekwondo with the broader Korean and American systems.