What Is The Name Of The Tae Kwon Do Uniform?
How much will a Tae Kwon Do class approximately cost?
I'm looking to take TKD in Ohio, in one of the New Philadelphia locations.
I teach Karate in Ohio and we charge $50 a month for unlimited 1 hour classes and $25 for private 1/2 hour lessons. We charge $25 for a belt test.
A relative takes Tae-Kwon-Do and pays in the mid 90's a month for two hours a week. They charge $75 for a belt test.
Around here Tae-Kwon-Do is very expensive and "most" DoJangs seem to be driven by profit. Be leary of any place that offers Direct Debit of your account, sells paches for your uniform that you are required to have, makes you buy more than one Gi to start out with, or has their name all over the Gi. They are more interested in money than in teaching you real martial techniques
Karate, Aikido, Judo and other arts are generally cheeper and should be available around you.
Should i do taekwondo or karate?
i like both the same i just woul like to no which is funner better with self defense and which is better for excersize if it matters im 5ft 1 and 13 yrs old im a male i just want to no
A key factor is the country of origin. Karate originated in Okinawa and Japan, while Tae Kwon Do was formed in Korea.
Karate dojo are slightly more regimented than do-jiang. While both environments are serious, disciplined, and orderly, the Karate dojo emphasizes more ritual and rigidity than does the Tae Kwon Do classroom. Students in the Karate class have a uniformity that is not found in the Tae Kwon Do class. Emphasis is placed on synchronized movement, similar yelling (Kei) and consistent speed.
Tae Kwon Do has grown to become both martial art and sport. Olympic competition has driven Tae Kwon Do technique to exciting levels. Because Tae Kwon Do at its higher levels (meaning: not little kids practicing at school) is a full contact, full speed combat sport similar to boxing or wrestling. Techniques need to work not only in theory, but also in practice. Where the Karate classroom is regimented and uniform, the Tae Kwon Do class room allows for more self expression. Students are encouraged to find their yell, their voice, their strategy - within established guidelines.
Taekwondo emphasizes kicking techniques, while Karate focuses on hand strikes.
Taekwondo = Korea.
Karate = Okinawa, Japan (with roots from hand fighting in China).
Now, which is more fun and better for self defense? Well, you choose. First, which description fits your nature better? Next, which dojos have the best instructor. There are no such thing as bad arts, just bad teachers.
How are these styles of Taekwondo different?
In another post I saw where someone listed different types of taekwondo. I study Moo Sul Kwon taekwondo. The others I saw listed were traditional, Moo Du Kwan and Han Mu Kwan. What are the differences and do the words in the name tell that?
Tae Kwon Do means quite literally the way of the hand or foot. There are nine different styles. Moo Sul Kwon was developed by the Korean special forces for self defense of up to six opponents ans incorporates some Karate eliments. Moo Du Kwon pretty much translates as the martial way. I was unable to find the meaning of the last one. The style that my daughters study is Ji Do Kwon and it is the most widely studied as it is considered to be the most fluid and have the most speed. 90% of all Olympic champions use this style.
Tang soo do/tae kwon do?
What is the difference between Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do? Are the hyungs similar? What about sam shoo shiks, e soo shiks, il soo shiks, etc?
actually chung do kwan IS taekwondo, to whoever said that.
tang soo do IS NOT a break off of taekwondo.
tang soo do is indeed the korean pronunciation of karate do. before "taekwondo" the korean versions of karate went by various names, tang soo, soo bahk, tae soo...etc.
around 1955 there was a meeting where everyone (almost) agreed to call their art taekwondo...to signify it as a unique korean martial art.
taekwondo is based on shotokan karate. so is tang soo do/soo bahk do.
however tang soo/soo bahk is still very much...even almost identical to shotokan karate. but with the addition of korean kicking techniques from an art called tae kyon.
taekwondo is not one specific art...but many that are taught under the umbrella term "taekwondo" ...there is songham tkd, chung do kwan, moo duk kwan...etc (moo duk kwan also has tang soo do.) ..etc etc.
the forms are different. the strategy between the two are probably very similar.
put a taekwondo guy in a fight with a tang soo do guy and you'll have a hard time distinguishing between the two of them.
suffice to say, they are both based on...and korean versions of japanese karate. which is a version of okinawan karate. which was heavily influenced by chinese martial arts.
over time, any art, from any country evolves and adapts to its culture, making them all similar to an extent...but also different and unique to an extent.
Ways to help the community with Tae Kwon Do?
I want to start a program that donates to charities and funds cancer research. I'm very passionate about Tae Kwon Do, and want to somehow incorporate this. Any ideas? Thank you very much.
You might need to kick this idea around with your instructor and/or the dojo where you train.
Simply raising awareness is a way to help a cause even if it doesn't involve immediate donations.. Ask your instructor if you could wear a patch, badge, ribbon, or bracelet with your uniform to help raise awareness of your classmates. Familiarity with a cause makes people more likely to donate to it in the future.
Perhaps you could use the dojo for a party? Sell tickets, serve snacks and have a short demonstration or two. A short speech could explain the work of the charity. Be sure to include a few statistics that will help your donors understand the face of cancer, like how many children are diagnosed with cancer in the USA every year. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Sites-Types/childhood You'll also need to follow the requirements of the charity for its fundraisers. Some offer fundraising applications online. Check your favorite for more information about its requirements.
Another way would be to have your dojo do a walk-a-thon with a catchy name like Kids Helping Kick Cancer. Everyone would wear their uniforms on the walk. Permission would be needed from the charity and local authorities where your walk route would be take place. Insurance, first aide and snacks are other considerations. I hadn't heard of this organization before but here's information that can be read using Adobe. http://www.alexslemonade.org/files/down/walk-a-thon.pdf
Good luck to you and your cause!