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What is Toogee Taekwondo?

The name TOOGEE comes from the Korean term for 'FIGHTING SPIRIT'.

Toogee Taekwondo is both an ancient Korean Martial Art, and a modern system of self-defence. Toogee Taekwondo is a mental and physical discipline developed and refined over the centuries with the ultimate goal being mental and physical health. That is the health of ourselves, our family and our friends. Toogee Taekwondo serves as a means of self-protection, giving one the assurance of being able to do so if the need arises. Our program is styled to keep the body conditioned, and the mind clear. It provides confidence and self-control. These goals are accomplished through the quality instruction received at any Toogee Taekwondo centre, combined with your strong desire and regular training.

Self Defense / Self Development

Learn to defend yourself through rigorous, comprehensive training. Develop your endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance along with your self-defense techniques. Learn to defend yourself, not only physically, but mentally as well. Learn to unite your body in a single effort to achieve your goals. Develop an inner calm. Bring up deep-rooted, long hidden fears and weaknesses, face them, and conquer them. Bring out anger and frustration in a positive environment where you can learn to deal with them effectively. Rise above laziness and inner doubt.

Health & Fitness

Learn to recharge your body with exciting energy. Flush your system clean of Internal poisons that breed illness. Massage and stimulate your body. Create bodies that are sleek, firm, and graceful. Age is no barrier - start at any time of your life.

Classes for Children

Toogee Taekwondo classes accept children from the age of 6. We believe that children can gain the maximum benefits from Toogee Taekwondo by participating in mixed age classes where interaction with older students and adults helps build their self confidence and helps them grasp the concept of self discipline sooner. Our teaching methods allow flexibility within the class to meet the needs of individual learning differences and children are taught at their own pace and are not pressured to perform beyond their capabilities, it is always our intention is to make children feel good about themselves, and be in physical and mental control. In some cases, you might say our school may provide child therapy. For example, from the self-confidence gained learning how to defend themselves, a shy, withdrawn child may become more outgoing and confident, while an aggressive child will become calm and respectful of others. Parents are often amazed at the positive difference in attitude child develops after beginning Toogee Taekwondo.

Families and Toogee Taekwondo

It is one of the most beautiful things in the world to watch parents and children training side by side. Parents glow at their children's accomplishments like the execution of a good side kick, or the breaking of their first board. The greater satisfaction, however, comes the bond of love, friendship, understanding and respect that develops between parent and child. Both parents and children share in each others hardships and accomplishments. Parents feel younger, healthier, and greatly fulfilled, and their children become more mature, confident, and well- behaved.

Meditation

Many different types of meditation exist. Meditation techniques can be used to peel away stress and frustrations, reduce anxieties and increase your ability to deal with any situation. Stress, when allowed to get out of control (or handled poorly) can be the cause of diseases like high blood pressure or ulcers. You will learn techniques to control stress and build a quiet place in your mind and body, so that you can take the worst that life can throw at you and come away a winner. Meditation can allow you to control your habits, quit smoking, overeating, or alcohol. Meditation will also enable you to think clearer, bring out your natural creativity, and much more.

WHAT TOOGEE TAEKWONDO CAN DO FOR YOU?

Enhance your self-esteem by heightening your physical and mental powers.

Build confidence by encouraging you to succeed and to take control of your life.

Develop discipline by training your body and mind in the tenets and techniques of Toogee Taekwondo.

Teach you self-defense by training you to recognize situations in which physical self-defense may be necessary, and teaching you how to control such situations to your advantage.

Strengthen your mind and body through increased physical coordination and mental discipline.

TOOGEE TAEKWONDO AND THE FAMILY

Respect, trust and open communication are the foundations of a strong family. Toogee Taekwondo training promotes values such as honesty, courtesy, loyalty, and cooperation. Each is an essential component in maintaining a good family structure. Toogee Taekwondo provides quality instruction and service with a view toward the overall health and well-being of every participant. Our philosophy ensures that learning will take place in a safe, nurturing environment. We care about our students, families, and staff, and we provide a supportive environment for learning and personal growth.

TOOGEE TAEKWONDO AND YOUR CHILD

Toogee Taekwondo is a total learning activity. Lessons are tailored with consideration to your child's age and skill level. Your child begins by practicing basic exercises, stances, kicking, blocking, striking, and punching techniques. These fundamental skills increase your child's physical coordination, flexibility, balance, and mental acumen. Over time Toogee Taekwondo develops your child's athletic abilities & self-awareness, and improves your child's capabilities in self-defense. Toogee Taekwondo emphasizes moral development as well. Children learn respect for themselves and others, heightened concentration, and increased self-discipline and self-restraint. The self-discipline that develops as a result of learning and practicing the techniques usually carries over into other areas of the child's life. School grades often improve as your child learns to focus on objectives and to work toward achievement. The self-discipline and self-respect which Toogee Taekwondo develops can provide your child with the skills and mindset necessary to resist peer pressure.

TOOGEE TAEKWONDO AND YOU

Toogee Taekwondo strengthens your body and improves your health through physical exercise and conditioning. Isometric and dynamic tension exercises will allow you to gain better muscle tone and more strength. A gradual building process of safe and easy stretching techniques will enhance flexibility, while breathing and concentration exercises lead to sharper reflexes and senses. The discipline of Toogee Taekwondo leads to increased energy, better health and fitness, greater coordination, and higher self-esteem. These qualities are vital to a happier, longer life.

SELF-DEFENSE

Our Toogee Taekwondo program helps you recognize and handle situations in which self-defence may be required. Using our simplified training system, you can learn the techniques you need to defend yourself intelligently in threatening situations. What you learn could prevent you from becoming a victim.

COMPETITION

Toogee Taekwondo offers those students interested, the opportunity to regularly compete in safe, well organised and well supervised tournaments. Students learn the special techniques required for competing in sparring, patterns, team patterns and breaking categories. Regular squad training sessions are available for those students wanting to pursue the sporting side of Toogee Taekwondo. Students can compete in tournaments restricted to Toogee Taekwondo Dojangs and also Open Tournaments. Competition training is an 'extra' and not included in our regular traditional training sessions.

WHY STUDY TOOGEE TAEKWONDO?

Some students want nothing more than practical training to defend themselves. Others want a regular exercise schedule to limber up, build stamina and strength. Many come to relieve stress and anxiety built up from the pressures of everyday life. Some are interested in competition, and work hard to become champions. There are other equally important reasons why people study the Toogee Taekwondo such as self-awareness, weight and figure control. Whatever the reason, the new student will quickly become aware of the many benefits of training. Toogee Taekwondo students feel healthy and physically fit. They are confident they are learning to defend themselves, and this quiet confidence filters through to all phases of their life including home, office and school Furthermore, as students progress in Toogee Taekwondo, they gain a greater respect for themselves and others.

WHO STUDIES TOOGEE TAEKWONDO?

People from all walks of life, all races and religions. Young and old alike study Toogee Taekwondo. Students include engineers, computer programmers, doctors, lawyers psychologists, small business owners, musicians, college, high school and elementary school students, nurses, housewives and many more. Everyone can benefit from Toogee Taekwondo.