Taekwondo Centurion South Africa
CMAA has been a Taekwondo association since its inception. Taekwondo is the Korean martial art which (loosely translated) means – the way of the foot and fist. The martial art of Taekwondo has its origins in Korea and has evolved from more traditional martial arts like Tang Soo Do, Tae Kyon and Hwa Rang Do. In modern times Taekwondo has become one of the biggest martial arts worldwide and is also a full contact Olympic Sport.
- Build confidence
- Develop discipline
- Self-defense and awareness
- Fitness and flexibility
- Be healthy
- Enhance self-esteem
- Strengthen your mind and body
- No sports politics
- WTF Style of Taekwondo
- Qualified Instructors
- Friendly Environment
What is Taekwondo?
Traditional Taekwondo focuses on patterns (kata) and stances and basics while Sport Taekwondo has been focusing more on sparring. Sparring takes a lead role in Olympic Taekwondo and provides an excellent spectator sport. Two types of sparring can be found in modern Taekwondo.
Points sparring during which the participants wear hand-, foot- and head protectors and during rounds try to accumulate as many points as possible. These matches are usually fought on a full contact basis. Matches can be stopped when points are scored in order for the center referee to award said points.
Continuous sparring where matches are not stopped to award points. Points are accumulated in a continuous round and sparring will only be stopped if contestants move outside the fighting area, or fall down etc. Contestants typically wear chest- and head protectors and matches are full contact. A win can be awarded by knock out.
At CMAA we teach the WTF style of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo training promotes values such as honesty, courtesy, loyalty, and cooperation. Taekwondo is a total learning activity. You begin by practicing basic patterns and forms, kicking, blocking, striking, and punching.
These fundamental skills increase your physical coordination, flexibility, balance, and mental acumen. Taekwondo develops your athletic abilities and self-awareness, and improves your capabilities in self-defense.
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 student’s life. School grades often improve. The self-discipline and self-respect which Taekwondo develops can provide a student with the skills and mindset necessary to resist peer pressure.
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 Taekwondo leads to increased energy, better health and fitness, greater coordination, and higher self-esteem. These qualities are vital to a happier, longer life.
Take charge of your life!
Bring out the positive qualities that have always been part of you!
Develop patience, confidence, self-discipline, inner calm, and a consistently positive mental attitude.
Overcome fear, self-doubt, anger, jealousy, laziness, and bad habits.
You can do it! It takes serious, dedicated training, and most of all, it takes the right program.