Family Martial Arts Fitness Academy, LLC

Welcome to Our Website!

Since 1987, Family Martial Arts Fitness Academy, LLC has been providing instruction in Taekwondo, Judo, Karate, and the martial arts in the Washington, MO area.

We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us as well.

What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo Taekwondo, sometimes called Korean Karate 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."

Taekwondo

Disciplines of Taekwondo

Taekwondo has four disciplines:
  • Patterns
  • Sparring
  • Self-defense
  • Break Test
It is the combination of these four disciplines that make the art of Taekwondo.

Objectives of Taekwondo:

  1. to develop an appreciation for Taekwondo as a sport and an art
  2. to achieve physical fitness through positive participation
  3. to improve mental discipline and emotional equanimity
  4. to learn self-defense skills
  5. to develop a sense of responsibility for one self and others
Taekwondo is primarily a kicking art, often with a greater emphasis on the sport aspect of the art. Taekwondo stylists tend to spar 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 dojangs. Training tends to emphasize sparring, but has forms, and the basics are important as well.


Schedule

Monday

8:00am - 9:00am

Fitness Kickboxing

9:00am - 10:00am

PIYO

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kickn' Kids Taekwondo

5:00pm - 5:55pm

Taekwondo Youth: Youth (9 to 15 years old)

6:00pm - 6:55pm

Family, Teen, Adult Taekwondo

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Adult Taekwondo

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fitness Kickboxing

Tuesday

8:30am - 9:30am

Core & More: Eccentric Stretching

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kickn' Kids Taekwondo

5:00pm - 5:55pm

Taekwondo Youth: Youth (9 to 15 years old)

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Black Belt Club Taekwondo

6:00pm - 6:30pm

Little Ninjas: Evening

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fitness Kickboxing

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Adult Hapkido

Wednesday

8:30am - 9:30am

PIYO

3:45pm - 4:15pm

Little Ninjas: Afternoon

4:00pm - 5:00pm

JUDO Kids

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kickn' Kids Taekwondo

5:00pm - 5:55pm

Taekwondo Youth: Youth (9 to 15 years old)

6:00pm - 6:55pm

Family, Teen, Adult Taekwondo

7:00pm - 8:30pm

JUDO

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Open Forms Class

Thursday

8:30am - 9:30am

Fitness Kickboxing

9:15am - 10:15am

Core & More: Eccentric Stretching

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Kickn' Kids Taekwondo

5:00pm - 5:55pm

Taekwondo Youth: Youth (9 to 15 years old)

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Black Belt Club Taekwondo

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fitness Kickboxing

Friday

No sessions

Saturday

8:30am - 9:30am

Fitness Kickboxing

9:00am - 9:30am

Little Ninjas: Morning

9:45am - 10:15am

Kickn' Kids Taekwondo

10:30am - 11:30am

Family, Teen, Adult Taekwondo

10:30am - 11:30am

Taekwondo Youth: Youth (9 to 15 years old) Family Class

Sunday

No sessions