|(1 cr.) Taekwondo provides a fun and effective fitness
regimen in its diverse aspects as a form of
self-defense, as an art form and as a competitive
sport. Classes consist of extensive stretching,
the teaching of basics to beginners, forms of
self-defense and sparring techniques.
Participants use traditional punching, kicking and
blocking techniques from ancient martial arts
disciplines for self-defense, as well as ancient
principles of self-control, focus, balance,
oneness and self-discipline. Taekwondo emphasizes
the use of the whole body, enhances flexibility
and coordination and increases aerobic
capability. Promotional tests are held at the end
of each semester.