USNTA Certified Instructors

October 7, 2012

Why you should learn Taekwondo from a USNTA certified Instructor

Taekwondo classes are very popular. With more and more Taekwondo schools popping up every day, choosing the Taekwondo teachers that will do the best job can prove to be quite difficult. When looking for Taekwondo instructors it is important to have certain criteria in mind and stick to those requirements. Besides trying to find the Taekwondo schools that are the closest in your area or that have the best price it is also important to look at the reputation and qualifications of the Taekwondo instructors.

Many Taekwondo teachers have trophies and other honors that they can show, this only serves to make the decision that much more difficult for potential students. In fact, just because some Taekwondo instructors are award winning, that does not mean that they are right for you. One way you can be sure that the Taekwondo instructor you choose is the right one is by making sure that they are USNTA certified.

USNTA is the US National Taekwondo Association. They work to preserve Taekwondo as a martial arts by upholding and promoting its philosophies. If an instructor is certified with this organization it means that they have a love of the art, respect for it, and are passionate about what they do. With this you can be sure that teaching Taekwondo is not just a job to your instructor but it really means something to them. Taekwondo instructors with passion for the martial art and that have proper training are more equipped to give you the best possible learning experience.

The practice of Taekwondo is very good for your health. The fitness industry has made certain disciplines like Taekwondo and Tai-chi very popular in order to help people and capitalize off of them. This has resulted in many so called experts giving a lot of watered down training in Taekwondo to their students. However, there is so much more to Taekwondo then just the physical benefits that its practice brings. The philosophies and principals behind the physical techniques grant greater benefits to students that can assist them in all aspects of their lives.

Students who take the time to ensure that their Taekwondo instructors are USNTA certified reap the benefits of their precautions by receiving tools that they can use to properly handle the various challenging issues of life. If you are going to invest your time, money, and energy into learning something it is wise to make sure that you are getting the best possible return on investment. Making sure that the instructors of your Taekwondo classes are USNTA certified.

Learning Taekwondo is a great way of establishing and promoting health that is physical, emotional, and spiritual. The benefits of studying this martial art are very great. Do all that you can to get the most out of the time that you spend training. Get a USNTA certified instructor who can give you all the tools that martial art offers. You will be surprised at how much positive impact these tools bring to your everyday life.

About the author: Richard Hackworth is a multi-arts Grand Master and the host of the World Martial Arts TV & Radio Shows. He is also the Editor of World Martial Arts Magazine and the author of more than forty books on the topics of health, wealth and success. He can reached via his website at


Taekwondo schools Clermont, Orlando, Winter Garden

October 12, 2011

You Can Learn How To Protect Yourself From Violent Criminals! Learn Self Defense Martial Arts in Clermont, Ocoee, Orlando and Winter Garden.

Learn what to do when facing an attacker with a stick, knife or even a gun in a family-like environment with the Korean Martial Art of TaeKwonDo!

Don’t let your family become a bunch of Couch-Potatos. Get out of the malls and into our class, replacing apathy with enthusiasm, ill health with physical fitness, lack of self-respect with self-discipline. With the martial arts, grades improve, excellent behavior becomes the standard, and parents can’t stop praising the “new kid” that comes home from classes!

1. What will your family learn from Martial Arts?

At the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies school, we teach a highly effective system of Korean martial arts called Tae Kwon Do. We teach explosive kicks, punches, joint locking, and a myriad of weaponry, molded into a dynamic style emphasizing speed, power, and fluidity. Our superior techniques come from years of learning, researching, and organizing moves that make this art effective and practical. Our program is approved by the world headquarters in Korea. Don’t settle for less!

2. Why should my family study traditional Tae Kwon Do?

For self-esteem, strength, and a rigorous exercise program. We live in a society where a basic knowledge of self-defense is required and where the stress of everyday life sometimes takes its toll. Taekwondo Martial arts teach self-achievement, respect, and cultivate mental and physical strength.

3. Our Martial Arts programs develop longevity!

Practicing martial arts, such as Tae Kwon Do, helps to slow the aging process and strengthens the cardiovascular system as well as helping to develop flexibility in the muscles and joints. Aging, as far as modern science is concerned, is inevitable, but you can slow things down by avoiding catastrophic or traumatic changes in your body: things that developed through stress, illness, and working long hours. Tae Kwon Do unites the mind, body, and spirit.

4. Our Martial Arts programs improve memory!

Researchers in Utah have proven that short-term memory and the ability to reason improves greatly when people get into a fitness program. So through our martial arts and fitness programs you will find that your children will get better grades in school and your performance at work will improve! Families at American Dragon Martial Arts schools in Clermont, Orlando and Winter Garden have been experiencing it and so can you!

5. Is American Dragon Tae Kwon Do for everyone?

The answer is YES! Emphatically so. Unlike other styles of martial arts, Tae Kwon Do is designed to fit the individual’s needs. You don’t have to be young, flexible, or even in good physical shape. All that will come in time as you progress in the study of Tae Kwon Do.

6. Children’s Tae Kwon Do!

Research in the area of child behavior tell us that a child’s personality begins to form between the ages of 5 and 7. Martial arts can contribute towards developing a healthy attitude about one’s self and others. This is done by teaching courtesy, respect, and fair play; while instilling a sense of achievement and self-esteem.

Children will be learning martial arts tradition, discipline, problem-solving skills, and confidence. They will learn to relate, assimilate, and communicate skills that prepare them for their transition within the public school system. Most of all, learning Tae Kwon Do in a healthy family-like environment is just plain fun!

7. What are the benefits of studying Tae Kwon Do?

We have been talking about fitness and martial arts for years, even back during the times when many felt that studying martial arts was a form of violence and for brutes. Today many of our country’s leading doctors, educators, and politicians have discovered the overall benefit of an effective martial arts program. Some of the proven benefits are:

* Increased flexibility
* Increased strength
* Increased local muscle endurance
* Strengthening of bones
* Weight loss
* Improved memory
* Increased longevity
* Strengthening of connective tissue
* Improved cardiovascular tissues
* Improved self-image

8. What kind of people study Tae Kwon Do?

People of all ages and backgrounds enjoy Tae Kwon Do! The study of any martial art develops self-discipline, self-control, and confidence! We invite you to call any of the locations below to schedule a free trial lesson and find out for yourself why TaeKwonDo class at the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies is right for you!

  • Clermont Ph: 352-536-5063
  • Ocoee Ph: 321-443-8077
  • Orlando Ph: 407-923-5269

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Taekwondo Teaches Character

July 31, 2011

When you learn Taekwondo as a martial art you learn much more than just kicking and punching. You learn strong character traits like cooperation.

Taekwondo students learn that cooperation means working together, getting along and functioning as a team. At a US National Taekwondo Association affiliated school students learn that cooperation is all about helping others and interacting with people in a way that helps everyone succeed.

In a Taekwondo school cooperation is the act of working together for a common purpose. You can show cooperation by being helpful and working with others for the overall good.

Cooperative people in a martial arts school are willing and productive team players. Working in harmony with others to achieve a goal is vital to creating a peaceful and harmonious environment.

Taekwondo students know that cooperation sometimes requires letting go of something for the good of the group. When everyone works together it makes for a positive and pleasant experience.