Live Oak Martial Arts


What is Tae Kwon Do?

Tae Kwon Do is an art of self-defense, the national sport of South Korea and a modern Olympic sport. Millions of people all over the world practice it. In South Korea it is taught in elementary schools, in private schools (Dojang) and in the military. The literal translation of Tae Kwon Do is "The Art of Punching and Kicking." Tae Kwon Do is sometimes referred to as "Korean Karate." Although appearing very similar to Karate, there are some distinct differences, mainly in the area of kicking. The Tae Kwon Do stylist uses punching, blocking, jumping, parrying and dodging along with a vast array of kicks to formulate a system of unarmed self-defense with an emphasis on building a strong moral character. It is a way of training the body and mind together, and its final goal is deep inner peace, built upon confidence, compassion and wisdom.

What are the benefits of Tae Kwon Do?

As with everything, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Dedicated training brings many benefits including:

  • Increased balance, coordination and gracefulness
  • Improved concentration and mindfulness
  • Improved manners and discipline
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased strength
  • Stress relief
  • Increased confidence
  • Self-Defense skills

In addition, many students have noticed a sharp rise in their school grades after starting Tae Kwon Do, and Live Oak Martial Arts offers incentives to students to perform better in school with awards for good grades and a reading program.

kids classes at LOMA

Many studies have shown that regular practice of Tae Kwon Do is beneficial to students who suffer from A.D.D./A.D.H.D.

For adults, Tae Kwon Do offers a healthy way to relieve the stresses of the day and helps us regain lost flexibility, stamina, and is simply a fun activity to perform. Moreover, the confidence gained through learning and perfecting real-life self-defense skills bleeds over into our daily life. Facing and overcoming challenges in the Dojang helps us to overcome challenges out of the Dojang.

How do I get started?

The best way to know if Live Oak Martial Arts is for you is to watch a class. Then, starting is easy. You don't have to be in shape, nor do you need a uniform or any equipment to begin training. Just wear loose fitting clothes, sign up, jump in the back, and watch and copy!

What is the A.A.U.?

A national network for amateur athletes and sports administrators dedicated to improving and promoting the sport of amateur Tae Kwon Do. More