Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Taekwondo?
- How do I start?
- Does Taekwondo promote violence?
- What can Tiger Martial Arts Academy offer me?
- Benefits of learning Taekwondo?
- Is it too late for me to learn Taekwondo?
What is Taekwondo?
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art.
Tae Kwon Do is a traditional martial art as well as a modern sport, characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks. Tae Kwon Do literally means the Way of Kicking and Punching with roots dating back 2,300 years ago in Korea. Tae Kwon Do is an effective defensive art that teaches high moral ethics and standards. Tae Kwon Do is more than just a form of self defense; it is a way of life that strengthens both the mind and the body.
At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, Tae Kwon Do was introduced as a demonstration sport. Tae Kwon Do officially became a full medal sport at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
How do I start?
Come and visit our facility or call us at (408) 730-2534 to arrange an appointment for a free introductory classes. When you arrive, fill out the registration form. That’s it! Welcome to our Academy and try our program!
If you enjoy your first free introductory course and have been evaluated, we will be happy to enroll you in the courses of your choice and discuss payment options.
Gift certificates are available.
Does Taekwondo promote violence?
No, in fact, students who practice the art become more focused and are better able to manage and cope with daily stressors.
All TMA programs are based on the principles of the Taekwondo Tenets.
Honor ~ Courtesy ~ Loyalty ~ Integrity ~ Perseverance ~ Self Control ~ Indomitable Spirit
What can Tiger Martial Arts Academy offer me?
Students are directly taught by Master C.C Hung and his staff of certified instructors. All TMA Certified Black Belt Instructors are registered and hold their ranks at the Kukkiwon registry (World Taekwondo Headquarters). Master C.C Hung has over 30 years of experience in the martial arts. He was the founder of the UC Davis Competitive Taekwondo Program as well as the Experimental College World Taekwondo Federation Taekwondo program. He was also the Head Coach for the UC Davis Taekwondo Team from 1996-1999. He has a great enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge with all his students to always be self-leading. As his favorite motto for any rigorous exercise or difficulties is; “It’s good training!!!”. “You are too young to be tired!!!”.
Benefits of Learning Taekwondo
- Self Defense
- Physical Fitness
- Inner Peace
- Recreational Enjoyment
- Weight Control
- Self Discipline
- Self Confidence
- Temper Control
Is it too late for me to learn Taekwondo?
No, it is never too late to exercise. TMA offers several different programs for children as young as 3 years old and as well as adult programs.