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A Letter from Master Cho
Korean Tiger Team Captain

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Whether or not you have ever practiced the martial arts before, you will find this site to be a helpful resource. Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions about Tae Kwon Do. You will also find powerful testimonials from adults just like you who have already experienced the positive, life-enhancing benefits of Tae Kwon Do training.

First of all, let's review the answers to some common questions that adults have about getting involved in Tae Kwon Do.

Question #1: What is Tae Kwon Do and how is it different from other martial arts?

The different martial arts all originated in different countries thousands of years ago as forms of self-defense. Karate comes from Japan and Kung Fu from China. Tae Kwon Do is native to Korea. In terms of techniques, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicks more than other martial arts, making it ideal for improving balance, flexibility, and endurance. It is also a powerful form of self defense.

Question #2: How safe is it to learn?

Tae Kwon Do is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities. Classes are supervised by expert instructors. All students are taught techniques in a step by step manner and at their own pace. A thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and the use of protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety.

Question #3: What if I never did it before or if I'm currently out of shape?

At Master Cho's Tae Kwon Do and Martial Arts, we have ongoing enrollment, so beginners are always welcome. Our special trial program makes it easy for new students of all fitness levels to get started. First time students receive one-on-one instruction designed to answer common questions and provide an introduction to the basics of Tae Kwon Do. In addition the belt system used in Tae Kwon Do allows all students to train at their own pace and improve their physical condition gradually.

Now that you are becoming more comfortable with the idea of getting started, let me explain just some of the benefits that you can expect.

Tae Kwon Do is a great workout and great fun!

The only way that any exercise program works is if you are able to stick with it. The reason most people drop their exercise routine whether it's going to the gym or working out at home, is that they get bored. The monotony and repetition involved with most traditional forms of exercise turns off many people after just a few months and they lose motivation and whatever benefits they gained.

In contrast, Tae Kwon Do classes are full of variety and the average student trains for years, not months. Think about how much better shape you would be in if you enjoyed working out and, as a result, did so consistently. Tae Kwon Do is a very comprehensive workout. In a single session, you will work on flexibility, balance, endurance and strength. With regular training you will lose weight, gain muscle tone and improve your athletic performance for other sports.

A crucial element in keeping motivated is measuring your progress and setting new goals. In this area, Tae Kwon Do has no equal. Our color belt system and Black Belt curriculum provide you with a step-by-step process to challenge yourself and reach new levels of fitness.

Our "workout with some kick" is perfect for:

  • Anyone who has joined and quit a health club
  • Anyone looking to lose weight but not interested in the gym scene
  • Anyone bored of traditional exercise such as lifting weights, running on a treadmill or aerobics
  • Someone who is already fit but looking for a new challenge

Tae Kwon Do is a Powerful Form of Self Defense!

In Tae Kwon Do you never make a move without a purpose. Every minute you're practicing this centuries old art form, you'll be improving your fitness level while at the same time learning a highly effective form of self defense.

Wouldn't it be reassuring to have the confidence that comes with knowing martial arts? Tae Kwon Do can provide you with the presence of mind, awareness, and physical readiness that will give you options in a confrontational situation.

Remember, criminals often seek out those who "look like a victim." Training in Tae Kwon Do is a preventive self-defense method. It will affect your physical condition, posture, eye contact, and awareness-all the traits that will allow you to carry yourself with an aura of strength and self-confidence. This may help you to keep a confrontation from ever happening.

Don't forget Tae Kwon Do isn't only exercise for your body, it's great for your mind!

This era has been called the information age. With cellular phones, faxes, and email you can probably be reached at anytime, anyplace. If you are like most adults, the result is more information and more to do. The ultimate result is an increase of stress and a decrease in personal time.

Yet for thousands of years, martial artists have enjoyed the calm peace of mind and harmony that come from controlling one's thoughts and actions. You can possess this same control and take charge of your stress. During your Tae Kwon Do training, you will learn breathing and mediation techniques that will allow you to slow down your frantic pace and gain a fresh perspective. As a result, you will find that even after a rigorous Tae Kwon Do workout you will feel invigorated rather than drained, and energetic rather than exhausted.

Our Instructors Make the Difference!

There's no question that the quality of instruction offered at a school is a function of the quality of instructors. I am proud to say that our staff are a great team that you will enjoy working with.

Our talented group of Black Belts are excellent martial artists and expert instructors. They will take the time to teach you in a step-by-step fashion and guide you with patience and enthusiasm. They will always be receptive to your questions and serve as your success coaches on your way to achieving Black Belt excellence.

Our staff are not the only positive people you will find at our school. The students are as well. You are sure to find that Tae Kwon Do students are among the most friendly, cooperative, and motivated people you've ever met. The friendly atmosphere in our school is just one more reason why you'll want to attend classes regularly.

By now I'm sure that you are anxious to get started. The best way to try out Tae Kwon Do is through our Quick Start program. Please take a moment to read and fill out our quick start page, or call us at one of our convenient locations:

Master Cho's Tae Kwon Do and Martial Arts
Master Cho's Tae Kwon Do and Martial Arts Centers, serving Glen Allen and Richmond VA

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