Our philosophy of a smaller class offering ensures that learning will take place in a safe, nurturing environment. We care about our students, families, and we provide a supportive, positive environment for learning and personal growth.
How your Child will benefit from Taekwon-Do
Taekwon-Do is a total learning activity that helps kids reach goals they never thought possible. Our classes Lessons are tailored to your child's age and skill level. Your child begins by practicing basic patterns and forms, board breaking, kicking, blocking, striking, and punching. These fundamental skills increase your child's physical coordination, flexibility, balance, and mental sharpness.
Who Studies Taekwon-Do?
People from all walks of life. Currently there are over 20 million Taekwon-Do students world-wide.
Moving From another Martial Art
We welcome martial artists from other disciplines and you will maintain your current rank.
Pamela Powers-Devine has been an instructor for over 20 years. She is a Certified 6th Degree Black Belt and a member of both the International Taekwon-Do Federation (I.T.F.), and American Taekwon-Do Federation (A.T.F.I.).
Ms. Devine’s list of accomplishments and accolades are extensive. A few highlights are; Ms. Devine was fortunate enough to have learned her patterns, sparring and breaking from world-renowned Master Fabian Nunez 7th Degree black belt.
Ms. Devine is Master Nunez’s highest ranked woman and she is also the second highest ranked woman in the American Taekwon-Do Federation (A.T.F.I.), which includes over 10,000 members. Ms. Devine was privileged to have been instructed by General Choi, the founding father of Taekwon-Do.
Ms. Devine’s dedication and talent in the martial art of Taekwon-Do led her to the opportunity and honor of representing the United States at the I.T.F. 1994 World Championships Games, at which she won both gold and bronze medals. In addition in 2000, she was honored again as U.S.A. captain of the women’s Team for the I.T.F World Championship Games. In 2004 Ms Devine was the coach of the Jr. Women’s U.S.A. Team, which competed in South Korea winning 1 Silver & 2 Bronze Medals. Ms. Devine was the first women to ever coach a U.S.A. Team to World Games and is among one of the highest ranked women in the world
On April 11th, 1955, the name Taekwon-Do was officially adopted for the martial art General Choi Hong Hi had developed using elements of the ancient Korean martial art of Taek Kyon and of Shotokan karate, a martial art he had learned while studying in Japan.
The philosophical values and the goals of Taekwon-Do are firmly rooted in the traditional moral culture of the Orient. On the technical side, defensive and offensive tactics are based on principles of physics, particularly Newton's Law, which explains how to generate maximum force by increasing speed and mass during the execution of a movement.