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Traverse City Olympic Taekwondo

Traverse City Martial Arts Offers A Path To The Olympics

Seung-Ni KukkiwonUSA Taekwondo 6,000 square foot facility conditioning certified coaches. The amazing and mental focus are the key ingredients for developing strong Taekwondo athletes. certified black belts and allows the coaching staff to get the most out of each athlete. In addition to improving athleticism, the coaches will strive for building confidence and developing each athletes ability to stay focused under pressure. Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art that uses kicking, punching and blocking. Flexibility,of Traverse City is Northern Michigan's leading martial arts academy. In addition to teaching traditional martial arts, the academy offers it's students a sport version of Taekwondo. The Instructors, also referred to as coaches, are

Seung-ni Academy In Traverse City And The History of Olympic Taekwondo

Taekwondo became a demonstration sport in the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul, South Korea. It was once again a demonstration sport for the 1992 games in Barcelona, Spain. In the 2000 games in Sydney, Australia Taekwondo became an offical sport and has stayed on the Olympic program. The spread of sport Taekwondo reached the Traverse City Martial arts community. Seung-Ni academy in Traverse City was established in 2001. Since that time Seung-Ni martial arts has developed state champions, jr olympians, and national team members. The Seung-Ni coaching staff also has hands on coach training with USA team coaches and Olympic medal winners.

Why Taekwondo Is The Best Sport In Northern Michigan

  1. Taekwondo is a individual sport that allows athletes to develop at their own pace. Athletes don't need to "sit on the bench"

  2. Taekwondo is one of the few sports that has a focus on flexibility. It directly results in the athletes ability to score points. Head kicks are worth 3 to 4 points, and flexibility such as the splits makes kicking the head easier.

  3. No ball, no bat, no club, no props, Taekwondo is all about using the body. In the ring Taekwondo teaches the athlete to use the body against the opponent. No running away or passing the ball.

  4. Seung-Ni Taekwondo athletes will learn how to keep calm and stay focused under pressure. Taekwondo students learn to control their energy and not lose their temper.

  5. Athletes see first hand how hard work pays off and bad work ethic becomes costly. No blaming team mates or faulty equipment "props" for bad performance. In Taekwondo you truly get out what you put in.

  6. goals. The coaching staff works with each individual athlete on staying mentally strong and achieving

Traverse City Olympic Taekwondo Training Schedule

The Traverse City Seung-Ni Olympic Taekwondo competition team meets up every Monday at 8:10 pm. In addition students will participate in traditional Taekwondo during the week. If you are interested in starting your Olympic journey please call the academy at (231) 932-4300 or stop in 965 Industrial circle, Traverse City, MI 49686

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