Taekwondo - Introduction
Taekwondo has rich culture and long history, it is the martial art and national sport from South Korea, it has emerged as huge culture with millions of practitioners around the world, the expansion of Taekwondo influences and values is an outstanding achievement. Currently, Taekwondo is an international martial art in more than 200 countries, which estimated more than 70 million practitioners and became an official Olympic sport. This proves that Taekwondo physical and psychological value are recognized worldwide.
By the definition, Taekwondo has meaning of: Tae means kick or crash with feet, Kwon means punch or other blow with the hand or fist and Do means art or a way. So Taekwondo can be freely translated as the art of hand and foot. Taekwondo itself is a combination of fighting techniques, martial art, sport and philosophy. Even though the aspect of Taekwondo resembles other martial arts, the use of kicking techniques is dominated and a unique value possessed by this martial art.
AMAC Taekwondo Dojang is to facilitate and to train the students in many aspects, which is Physical, Mental and Martial Arts Philosophy. There are just too many positive factors and benefits where students may potentially achieve from the regular Taekwondo training and education, some of those as follow; improve the state of health & immune system, build good stamina, fitness level, endurance, strength, speed, agility, flexibility, reduce obesity & helps to control weights, improve body image, reduce fatigue, developed stronger bonds and joints, while on the other hand, the students will also enjoys the benefits from mental aspects, such as increase confidence, self-esteem, character building & behavior, improve memory & focus, reduce stress & anxiety, improve mood and brain function, as well as teaches about Life, Respect and Values.
From the Sport aspect, the potential positive factors such as promote fair play, team work, build friendship, social interaction, achievement as a sport person, teaches about winning and losing and also Fun.
The method of teaching is family oriented basis with respecting high standard of Martial art discipline, students will be taught to understand Taekwondo as a Martial Art and Sport, their talent and interest will be developed, directed and guided accordingly and appropriately in time to come. The ultimate objective is to build the Taekwondo character based on doctrine and principal of the 5 tenets; Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit.
PETER WOON YOOK LOONG
Grand Master Peter Woon, is a Taekwondo 8th Dan Black Belt holder, he has been conducting the training since 1984 and still active till now. He is a certified Kukkiwon Master Instructor and also an International Referee of the World Taekwondo chung do kwan federation. Besides conducting Taekwondo classes, he is actively participating in the World Taekwondo Hanmadang competitions annually and invited to be an International Referee for Open International events.