What is Taekwon-do?
Taekwon-do, is a Korean martial art and it’s name translated means the way of the hand and foot. At Classic Taekwon-do Academy, we practice the Chang Hon system of Taekwon-Do, as developed and promulgated by the late Father of Modern Taekwon-Do, and Founder of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), Gen. Choi Hong Hi. Our teacher and mentor, Grandmaster Dr. Yeow Cheng Watt, 9th degree blackbelt studied under the late founder, and passed the essence and knowledge of the art to us.
Classic Taekwon-Do is committed to the holistic learning of the Art & Science of Taekwon-Do. We firmly believe that by placing equal emphasis on the physical, physiological and psychological development of our Instructors and Students, they will be better empowered to have greater Control over Self, their Environment and Circumstances.
Taekwon-Do, is more than just a physical sport or self-defense system. As with most other traditional martial arts a deep-rooted historical, cultural and philosophical evolution of man was formulated on a set of ideologies, beliefs, principles and values to help the practitioner lead better and more fulfilling lives, and to regulate interaction between his fellow man.
Classic Taekwon-do Academy strongly adhere to the time-tested equation that excellent health, fitness and flexibility; coupled with practice, practice and more practice of TKD self-defense techniques; laced with the constant and consistent inculcation of solid principles and values as laid out in the Tenets of TKD and the Student’s Oath, would make for a complete and all encompassing exponent or individual who will have greater Power and Control over Self, Environment and Circumstances.
We have Taekwon-do mainstream classes for children (5 years and above) every Saturday morning at 10am, as well as teen to adults classes on Wednesday nights (7pm) and Sunday evenings (5:30pm). For those who are already practitioners at an advanced level, you are free to join our senior black belt class on Friday nights (8:30pm) where advanced techniques are taught.
Private classes and/or workshops are also available upon request.