What is Taekwondo?
Taekwondo is a martial art based on understanding of body mechanics and Newtonian physics as well as influence of other martial arts. Taekwondo emphasizes speed, control and agility to subdue a larger or stronger opponent. With an emphasis on kicking techniques rather than grappling or hand techniques, students are able to get a great workout and also learn self-defense.
One of the core principles of Taekwondo is the relax and strike application. The principle places emphasizes on maximal power with minimal effort. In other words, between strikes or blocks the practitioner learns to relax the body, then at point of impact tense the muscles while performing the technique. The technique is combined with breathing control to conserve ones body energy.
Most of our techniques taught at our school advocates the Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo Federation guidelines and rules. Most of the Poomsae techniques are performed at uniformed height during movements, drawing its power mainly from the rotation of the hip.
Grandmaster W.S. Jeung
- Over 40 Years Experience
- International Master (Korea, Australia, & USA)
- Certified Master by Kukkiwon (1983: World Taekwondo Headquarters)
- Major in Taekwondo/Phys Ed (Class of 1978: Yong-In University, premier martial arts institution in the world)
- Qualified Human Body Balancer/Corrector (1987)
- Former Vice-President of Taekwondo Association of Greater New York
Presidential Champion Gold Award (43rd President of US, George W. Bush)
Citation (President of World Taekwondo Federation, Dr. Chungwon Choue)
Multiple Letter of Commendation from Kukkiwon (World Takewondo Headquaters)
Letter of Appreciation (President of Korean Olympic Committee, Kim Jung Haeng)
Inst. Philip "Seung" Jeung
Instructor Seung, began his Taekwondo training under his father at age 9. He was born in Korea and raised in Westchester County, New York. As the eldest sibling, Instructor Seung, took responsibility in ensuring the prosperity of the family business. He truly has a deep passion for martial arts and a desire to help others. He graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in Political Science and also holds a certification from NASM (National Academy of Sport Medicine) as a Certificated Personal Trainer.