Master Instructor's Joe and Gina Gallegos teaches all classes.
Joe started his martial arts training in 1979. Gina started her
martial arts training in 1982 Their accomplishments include:
- 7th Degree Black Belt in Traditional Style Taekwondo
- Both received Master Certificates under Grand Master Sun Duk Choi, a 9th degree Black Belt born Gyeongsangbugdo, South Korea.
There are a total of twenty-four patterns in Taekwon-Do.
The life of a human being, perhaps 100 years, can be considered as a day when compared with eternity. Therefore, we mortals are no more than simple travelers who pass by the eternal years of an eon in a day. It is evident that no one can live more than a limited amount of time. Nevertheless, most people foolishly enslave themselves to materialism as if they could live for thousands of years. And some people strive to bequeath a good spiritual legacy for coming generations, in this way, gaining immortality. Obviously, the spirit is perpetual while material is not.
Therefore, what we can do to leave behind something for the welfare of mankind is, perhaps,the most important thing in our lives. Here I leave Taekwon-Do for mankind as a trace of man of the late 20th century.
The 24 patterns represent 24 hours, one day, or all my life.
General Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do
Martial arts disciplines are practiced around the world and focus on not only self-defense but on spirituality and physical fitness as well. Listed below are some martial arts we teach here.
Taekwondo, meaning "the way of the hand and foot," is a general term used to describe Korea's national sport. We train in a traditional Korean forms. We supplement these punches and kicks with self-defense techniques and overall endurance and flexibility training.
Karate training takes place in a formal atmosphere with an emphasis on etiquette and self-control as well as physical ability. Training generally is divided into the practice of basic techniques and sparring. While sparring, students stop blows just short of contact so that power is always maintained with control.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art involving a wide range of throws, joint locks,
and takedowns. Aikido does not focus on punches and kicks, but rather on how
to deflect the impact of punches and kicks.
Meanings of Belt Colors