Now the whole family can learn powerful self defence

Nicks Master Class January 2014

13 February 14

Hi everyone !..... in this issue I want to share some insight into the difference between our Style of Taekwondo and other styles of the art that are practiced around the world today…
What Is Shim Jang Taekwondo

 

Shim Jang Taekwondo is a martial art usually characterised by its fast kicking combinations and dynamic “Boxing like” hand techniques.
There are multiple versions of taekwondo practiced all around the world but the definition of “Shim Jang Taekwondo” is quite different to most other forms, the Shim Jang TKD style involves the employment of well skilled and expertly timed kicks and punches for self defence or the defence of the week only and members are disqualified if they misuse the art in any way.

 

In fact, Taekwondo is often translated as 'the way of hand and foot' or….
• Tae=     FOOT
• Kwon=  FIST
• Do=      WAY.

 

Put this together and Taekwondo means: "The art of Kicking and Punching" or "The art of unarmed combat".

 

Disciplines of Shim Jang Taekwondo

Shim Jang Taekwondo consists of four disciplines…
• Patterns
• Sparring
• Self-defence
• Destruction (Board Breaking)
It is the combination of these four disciplines that makes the art of Shim Jang Taekwondo such a dynamic and effective method of self defence.

 

Objectives of Shim Jang Taekwondo
1. to achieve physical fitness through positive participation
2. to improve self discipline
3. to learn self-defence skills
4. to develop self pride and motivation.

 

Shim Jang Taekwondo for kids
Shim Jang Taekwondo is a very good activity for children. They improve their reaction times, improve their concentration skills and learn to respect others. 

 

Is Shim Jang Taekwondo dangerous?

Not for the participant !

Although some styles of Taekwondo are considered sport rather than art Shim Jang Taekwondo is NOT a contact sport, members of the organisation do NOT compete in tournaments and students are encouraged to use common sense and control at all times during training.
Shim Jang Taekwondo Members are taught to respect the power and effectiveness of their techniques; Contact is NOT encouraged during classes at anytime.

 

Nick Seedsman
5th Degree Master Instructor
World Shimjang Taekwondo Academy