Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on kicking techniques, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.
The oldest governing body for taekwondo is the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA), formed in 1959 through a collaborative effort by representatives from the nine original kwans, or martial arts schools, in Korea.
The body known for taekwondo in the Olympics is the World Taekwondo Federation and has been an Olympic event since 2000.
What you will acquire and learn from Budokai
A focus on mental and ethical discipline, etiquette, justice, respect, humility, self-confidence, sound moral character, and good sportsmanship toward others both in and out of the dojo.
Sparring - sparring includes variations such as free-style sparring (in which competitors spar without interruption for several minutes)
1-step sparring (in which students practice pre-arranged sparring combinations)
Forms-detailed choreographed patterns of movements practiced either solo or in pairs.
Breaking - the breaking of boards is used for testing, training, and martial arts demonstrations. Including:
Power breaking – using straightforward techniques to break as many boards as possible
Speed breaking – boards are held loosely by one edge, putting special focus on the speed required to perform the break
Special techniques – breaking fewer boards but using jumping or flying techniques to attain greater height, distance, or to clear obstacles
Self-defense techniques
Learning the fundamental techniques of taekwondo; these generally include kicks, blocks, punches, and strikes
Throwing and/or falling techniques
Both anaerobic and aerobic workout, including stretching
Examinations to progress to the next rank
Development of personal success and leadership skills both, in the sport and in life

Grandmaster Kyongwon Ahn is a 9th Dan South Korean Taekwondo Master.  He is the founder of the United Taekwondo Assocation (UTA). In 1974, Ahn was a founding member of the Amateur Athletic Union's Taekwondo Committee. The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) awarded Ahn his Master Instructor certification in 1977. He received 9th dan ranking from Kukkiwon in 1990.
All of our blackbelt instructors are honored to be certified under Grandmaster Ahn and pass on the traditional teachings of the art of Taekwondo.