Taekwondo Watercolor


Taekwondo is a Korean striking martial art, literally the way of the foot and hand, which focuses on the use of the feet and hands as a means of self-defense.  Taekwondo is also practiced as a martial sport; it has been included in the Olympic Games since 1988.  The Taekwondo taught and practiced at Spirit Forge Martial Arts is under the auspices of the World Taekwondo Federation and USA-Taekwondo.  All instructors are black belts, certified and registered by the Kukkiwon, the global Taekwondo headquarters.


Judo, often translated as, “The gentle way,” or, “Way of yielding, “is a comprehensive Japanese martial art with a strong emphasis on grappling.  As originally conceived by its founder, Dr. Jigaro Kano, Judo allows a small individual to overcome a much larger adversary.  Judo techniques include falls, throws, pins, chokes, joint locks and strikes.  As a martial art, Judo is an effective method of self-defense.  As a martial sport, Judo is practiced worldwide and has been included in the Olympic Games since 1964.