K. S. Lee’s Martial Arts
Since 1986, our school has had a reputation for offering a formidable training program in Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do in the Triangle. Both are Korean martial arts styles that are very popular throughout the world because they offer a superb method of conditioning the mind and body – not only for self defense, but also for living in a positive way and contributing to the community. Other methods primarily emphasize the self defense and physical aspects of martial arts, but we incorporate the training of the mind and the body to achieve a harmony that can be applied to all areas of your life.
Founded on the principles of teaching excellence, personal attention and tradition, we provide you with the most complete and effective methods to reach your full potential.
At K. S. Lee Tae Kwon Do, our instructors are personally selected, not only for their martial arts skill, but also for their good character, caring attitude, and ability to effectively communicate their knowledge to students of all ages. Through a special program of advanced training they are continuously upgrading their skills. It is no surprise that our instructors are ranked among the finest in the world.
Programs Designed With You in Mind
At K. S. Lee Tae Kwon Do we are interested not only in self defense skills, but also in the complete personal development of each student. Individual attention is a feature of each and every class, allowing our students to progress quickly and easily toward their personal goals. Our instructors take seriously their responsibility as role models for younger students, teaching them the importance of strong character, leadership and good values.
A Modern Approach to Self Defense
Although our techniques are based on centuries old knowledge, our application of that knowledge sets K. S. Lee Tae Kwon Do apart from the other schools. We realize that each student possesses different physical abilities. Size and strength varies with each individual, so once you have acquired a strong foundation in the basics, our program will enhance your personal physical capabilities and maximize your self-defense skills. You will understand exactly what it takes, mentally and physically, to defend yourself or your loved ones should the need ever arise.
Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that has been in practice for over 20 centuries. Since this is a method of self-defense, the practitioner is taught not to attack unless threatened. Tae Kwon Do includes a philosophy of self-control, kindness, and humility to accompany the physical grace and power of the fighting skill.
For more than 2,000 years, Tae Kwon Do has been used to teach respect towards oneself and others. This respect can be a keynote in the development of discipline and character. The mind rules the body, so before a student in Tae Kwon Do can perform, he or she must learn to control the mind. Self-respect and respect of others are natural results of Tae Kwon Do training.
The goal of Tae Kwon Do is to make the individual aware of natural strengths and how to apply them to their greatest advantage. The many powerful and graceful movements of Tae Kwon Do will enable students to defend themselves by using any part of the body, but mostly the brain. Therefore, a person will develop self-confidence because of the power and ability that has been mastered. This self-confidence can be carried through to all aspects of life.
Find out more about Tae Kwon Do: World Tae Kwon Do Federation
Hap Ki Do
Hap Ki Do is a discipline of coordination, a way of strengthening the mind and body, and of fusing the individual’s physical and mental powers so that he or she will emerge as a more fully integrated human being.
The word in fact means:
Method or Way (DO) for the
(coordination) Harmony (HAP) of
Mental Energy or Spirit (KI)
One should always try to avoid violence, but if someone grabs you, attempts to strike you, or physically assaults you in any way, it has escalated beyond words, and you are left with the only option, which is to defend.
The Korean Art of Self Defense , Hap Ki Do is considered a “soft” style of Martial Art, as opposed to “hard” styles that practice the use of force against force, making the outcome a simple matter of size and strength. The Hap Ki Do practitioner diverts or suppresses an attacker’s flow of energy peacefully. This diversion allows him/her to use the attacker’s power against them, leading to the attacker’s defeat. Through the use of pressure on certain skeletal joints and pressure points, very little strength is needed to overcome an opponent.