About Us

What is Taekwon-do

Taekwon-do is a Korean unarmed art of self-defense. Literally, Tae means to use the feet to kick or stamp. Kwon means to use the hands to strike or block. Do means the way. Therefore, Taekwon-do is loosely translated as "the way of kicking and punching".

Whilst Taekwon-do is a form of mental and physical training for self-defense and good health, it is also a way of thinking and living. The aspects of discipline, technique and mental training are the building blocks for a strong sense of justice, courage, humility and empathy. Taekwon-do is good for everyone to practice: kids and adults, male and female. The objective of practicing Taekwon-do is to develop good character traits and to attain a healthy mind and body through regular training.

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Our Programs
At Gotham Taekwon-do, all teachers are personally trained by Headmaster Kwok. Our students' growth and safety are our top priorities.
Teaching Philosophy
Our evidence-based curriculum consists of practices that have been examined through rigorous research.
Little Heroes
Little Heroes (Ages 3-5) program is designed to enhance children's developing mental and physical skills in a fun and motivating way.
Martial Mind
Martial Mind (Ages 5-7) is an integrated self-defense and social-emotional learning program.
Juniors Program
Juniors Taekwon-do (Ages 8-12) is a traditional martial arts program with the emphasis of appropriate social behaviors.
Adults Program
Our Adults Program (Ages 13 and up) focuses on traditional Taekwon-do training with a practical, non-competitive and scientific approach.

In-person and Distance Learning Programs are Now Available, Please Contact Us for More Information.