In addition to teaching traditional Tae Kwon Do, we also offer instruction in Tai Chi, Yoga, and Aikido at our martial arts studio.ext.
Tai Chi Relaxation, body awareness, breathing, and martial applications enhance health and cultivate energy. Slow movements are practiced to discover the internal dynamics of this martial art.
Yoga Slow stretching postures combined with relaxation, breathing, and meditation improves the quality of muscles. Yoga increases overall fitness as it strengthens and tones the body.
Aikido is a Japanese art of self-defense utilizing the principle of nonresistance to cause an opponent's own momentum to work against him. The techniques of Aikido are circular in nature, and are not designed to stop attacks or to conflict with them. Instead, aggressive motions are converted into circular movements that render attackers helpless. Aikido techniques allow the attacker's movements to continue and complete themselves naturally, so that the attack is diverted and redirected harmlessly. The Aikidoist is trained not to cripple, but to apply various wrist and joint locks, pins, and unbalancing throws to neutralize aggressors without serious injury to either the aggressor or the Aikidoist. The movements are like the motions of a sphere which rolls effortlessly along, joining mind and body.