Did you know that there is a new Taekwondo school here in the valley? Well…there is! America Taekwondo Center (ATC) has just opened their fourth location in Bear Creek Plaza in Medford! (ATC has three locations presently in California). Have you been thinking about learning self-defense? Have you been looking for a new workout? Are you just interested in exactly what Taekwondo is?…Well, then read on:
What's the difference between Taekwondo and Karate?
Translated into English, Taekwondo means: "the way of the hand and foot". Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that emphasizes the lower body by focusing on moves designed to keep opponents at a greater distance. While taekwondo does include many hand strikes, punches and other upper-body techniques, the style is best known for it's wide variety of kicks.
Why should I practice Taekwondo?
Regular practice of taekwondo is an excellent way to improve all aspects of physical fitness: endurance, agility, flexibility, strength, reflexes, balance and judgement. The self-discipline of the art also improves one's self-confidence, especially in times of stress and confrontation, and one's self-esteem and perseverance.
Why ATC Medford?
ATC offers a second-to-none training of both mind and body with the help of well experienced instructors to help you reach your highest potential. ATC instructors see each individual's potential and aims to help them reach their goal. ATC enables you to learn about all aspects of taekwondo and have fun in the process. All of ATC's black belts are certified through the WTF/Kukkiwon in Korea. Many martial arts clubs offer black belts that are "gym belts" or "in-house" belts. In the world of Taekwondo, only Kukkiwon certified Black Belts are internationally recognized and respected. Furthermore, to compete in the Olympics, one MUST be certified through the Kukkiwon. When considering a Taekwondo school, ask if their instructors are Kukkiwon-certified black belts and ask to see their certificates.
About ATC-Medford's Master Instructor
6th-Dan Certified Master Instructor Chae Mun has been training in Taekwondo for 28 years.
Master Mun founded ATC with the vision of providing school-aged children and adults of all ages a firm Foundation in the mental, physical and ethical standards of Taekwondo. His goal is to create not only superior athletes, but responsible adults who live according to the tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance and self-control. While his rank and experience would qualify him to make a career of coaching already accomplished university athletes, Master Mun has instead dedicated himself to a program of high-quality education for people of all ages.
Master Mun is a living example of all that embodies Taekwondo; knowledgeable, patient, respectable and a person of integrity in and outside of the dojang. His belief in what he does and in his students allows him to help them reach their highest potential. He truly cares about all his students and assists them anyway possible. Master Mun helps his students in setting and reaching their goals in Taekwondo as well as in their personal lives. Master Mun also likes to volunteer his time and efforts into worthy causes for children and donates to his community.
RIGHT NOW ATC-Medford is offering a 2-week trial for only $49.99 which includes a FREE uniform. If you've thought about learning martial arts and/or self-defense, contact them at (541)779-5220.
America Taekwondo Center 960 Biddle Rd, Medford, Oregon 541-779-5220