Since 1999, Cali Kicks Martial Arts Academy has been providing instruction in Taekwondo and the martial arts in the Santa Rosa, CA area.
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Taekwondo has four disciplines:
It is the combination of these four disciplines that make the art of Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is primarily a kicking art, often with a greater emphasis on the sport aspect of the art. Taekwondo stylists tend to fight at an extended range, and keep opponents away with their feet. It is a hard/soft, external, fairly linear style and is known for being very powerful. There is a lot of competition work in many dojongs. Training tends to emphasize sparring, but has forms, and the basics are important as well.
Taekwondo is a modern martial art, characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks.
There are multiple interpretations of the name Taekwondo. Taekwondo is often translated as the way of hand and foot.
Tae = Foot or to kick or to jump
K'won = Fist or to strike or block with hand
Do = The way of or art
Put this together and Taekwondo means: The art of kicking and punching or The art of unarmed combat.