David Holler's Taekwondo, Mobile Alabama's Premier Martial Arts School.

The name Taekwondo comes from the Korean word "Tae" meaning foot, "Kwon" meaning fist or hand and "Do" meaning path or way of. So  Taekwondo means "the way of the foot and hand". The name Taekwondo, has only been used since 1955 even though this form of martial arts began over 2,000 years ago in Korea.

Taekwondo a Korean martial art characterized by it's fast, high and spinning kicks. It is also a very complete self-defense system which includes hand, elbow, and foot techniques.Taekwondo is also a way of life. Its tenets are Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit.

In Taekwondo the legs are used about 70% of the time! The legs are utilized more frequently because they are longer and stronger than arms as well as providing an element of surprise. But most importantly, we learn how to block and evade attack so that we can control a situation without having to resort to using force.

Taekwondo Tenets

The tenets of TaeKwonDo deal with the fundamental elements of etiquette. They should serve as a guide for all students of the art.

  • to be polite to one another
  • to be humble and respectful
  • to be modest and unassuming
  • Integrity
  • to be honest and sincere
  • to be upright and have a sense of justice
  • to be able to distinguish right from wrong
  • to have a good conscience
  • to have a sense of guilt if wrong
  • Perseverance
  • to be able to overcome and endure
  • to be steadfast in purpose
  • to be persistent regardless of obstacles
  • to have the attitude of not giving up easily
  • to have a deep sense of patience
  • Self Control
  • to have total control of one-self mentally, physically & emotionally
  • to have control over ones desires and actions
  • to have the ability to live and work within the panorama of the self
  • Indomitable Spirit
  • to have a spirit that will not die
  • to not be easily discouraged
  • to not be easily defeated or subdued
  • to have everlasting positive courage

  • Student Oath

    I will train in the spirit of Taekwondo, with courtesy to fellow students and respect for my instructors and seniors.

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