In addition to physical training, Taekwondo imparts essential principles through its Five Tenets. Martial Arts instills values that empower us with self-confidence, reinforcing the belief that we can accomplish anything with courage and the right mindset. The Five Tenets of Taekwondo are: Courtesy (예의) - Embrace kindness and compassion, expressing them with sincerity. Integrity (염치) - Uphold honesty, acknowledging your mistakes and striving never to repeat them. Perseverance (인내) - Maintain unwavering determination, refusing to give up and consistently completing what you start. Self-Control (극기) - Exercise command over your emotions and behaviors. Indomitable Spirit (백절불굴) - Act fearlessly against injustice, championing freedom, and always choosing to do what is right, regardless of the challenges. Please share with us if any of these tenets have positively impacted your life.
USA Tae Kwon Do Nationals!The competition to figure out who's the best Sport Tae Kwon Do practitioner in the United States! We had 8 students go out to this event in Florida this year, and we came back with 5 medals!A feat they should all be proud of, it was a great event, and we hope to bring back more next year! After a bit of R&R, our students are already practicing for next year, making sure they improve their game!Tournaments, regardless of being on the national scale or local, are a great place to put oneself out there. For both coaches and students, we're all always learning and can learn from each other. Other students and coaches from other schools may have a unique way of training that you may be able to discern. They may have even thought up new variations of kicks to use. Sure, if it's the first time you see it, you may lose to them, but it's something you can put to use next time! A fish in a small pond will always think that that pond is the whole world. So go out there, find a local tournament, allow yourself to experience things outside of your own school, and put to test what you've learned!
In Taekwondo, it is customary to remove your shoes before entering the training area or Dojang. This practice is based on traditional Korean customs, as well as practical considerations. In Korean culture, it is considered impolite to wear shoes indoors, as they can bring in dirt and germs from outside. Removing shoes before entering a home or a sacred space is a sign of respect and cleanliness. Taekwondo Dojangs are considered sacred spaces where students can learn and practice the art in a clean and safe environment. Additionally, removing shoes also helps to keep the training area clean and free of debris that can be hazardous during training. Taekwondo involves a lot of movement, including jumping, kicking, and rolling, so a clean and safe training environment is essential.
The Black Belt is a martial artists' biggest goal, leading to the common question of “How can I get my next belt?” The requirement for leveling up is simple: Along with memorizing the curriculum, students must do their best in class, show respect to fellow students and instructors, and be consistent. The higher the belt rank, the harder the techniques become. Students will be challenged with board-breaking techniques, sparring matches, and fitness tests as well. Despite the importance of the belt rank is the journey and process of becoming a black belt. As Gunnar Nelson said, “A black belt doesn't mean anything. The meaning is in the journey.” With convenient locations in Scarsdale, Yonkers, and Portchester, it’s easy to start your journey with Achieve Martial Arts. Come see why we have the best program in Westchester County.
Martial Arts goes beyond just learning self-defense. Children who practice Taekwondo build self-confidence, are able to focus better all while getting a full body workout. If you are looking for Martial Arts classes, we invite you to visit our school. We are Westchester’s choice for Martial Arts. Call us and schedule a Free Introductory Lesson today! Yonkers Achieve Martial Arts: (914) 222-9532 Scarsdale Achieve Martial Arts: (914) 723-0777
Martial Art is a powerful tool for regulating and validating students’ emotions while teaching them how to connect the body and mind. Many students at Achieve Martial Arts started the program struggling with anxiety or having problems controlling their own emotions. By practicing Taekwondo they were able to learn how to put their minds in the right place and develop greater emotional stability. Beyond that, the exercise also provides a big boost of “feel-good” hormones - releasing endorphins during training. Practicing Martial Arts is an awesome tool to learn how to be the master of your own emotions. Come try us out either in Scarsdale or Yonkers.
Achieve Martial Arts is dedicated to making everybody’s experience enjoyable. With a clean facility, the staff welcome all students to class and create personal connections with them - creating a family-like culture. In class, students are taught discipline but also rewarded with plentiful fun. There are classes for all ages, making it a spectacular choice for anyone to begin their martial arts journey. If you would like to start yours, give it a try and schedule a free introductory lesson with us! Please call: Yonkers location: 914-222-9532 Scarsdale location: 914-723-0777.
Taekwondo is an amazing sport to start at an early age. Martial arts improves student’s focus, self-confidence, and listening skills. At Achieve Martial Arts our students can start at the age of 3 and enjoy a fun and safe class, making new friends and promoting their physical health. Our Tiny Tiger (ages 3-4) classes teach not just discipline and focus but respect and self-control. The classes are available in: Yonkers (914) 222-9532 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm Saturdays at 10am Scarsdale (914) 723-0777 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:45pm Saturdays at 10am Give us a call and schedule your free introductory lesson today!
Taekwondo, which means “The art of Kicking and Punching” is a martial art developed by General Choi around 1940 and was recognized as a medal sport at the Olympics for the first time at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sidney, Australia. The martial art is well known for its powerful kicking techniques, sparring, forms and board-breaking. Taekwondo incorporates, and teaches us how to enhance our character by training not just our body but our mind as well. Achieve Martial Arts school teaches self-discipline, respect, honesty, and many other principles that not just make the students grow as practitioners of the art, but also as human beings. In both locations, Yonkers and Scarsdale, our amazing instructors reinforce that Taekwondo is not just about punching and kicking but also about character development.
There is a common misconception that practicing martial arts encourages one to become more violent. This however is not true, and someone who practices martial arts is more likely to become more peaceful. At Achieve Martial Arts, we believe in the Korean education motto of “Hong Ik In Gahn”. This translates to “To broadly benefit humankind”. Beyond physical training, Taekwondo is a lifestyle and state of mind where the objective is not only self-defense but to help create a peaceful world. Here we shift the paradigm that says martial art is “the art of war” and we get to understand it as “the art of peace”.