Academy of Martial Arts

About

The Academy of Martial Arts

Kickin-Kids Tae kwon do Florida Since 1999, the Academy has been helping men, women and children discover more about themselves and their potential - to help them find their inner champion. We could say we're the best in the area because we offer so much more than other schools. But we'll let you make that decision! From our friendly, knowledgeable and well-trained staff to our clean, safe and well-equipped facilities, we have the perfect program for YOU. We're kid-focused and adult-savvy. We'll not only teach you all the techniques and moves, but we'll also educate you in the Martial Arts way: Respect, Self-Confidence and Discipline. And parents: We guarantee to transform your child into a motivated, self-starter who will clean his/her room without being asked! So come grow with us... and bring the entire family!

Why Study a Martial Art?

Martial arts are not for everybody, though anybody can do them. They are not esoteric, magical or brutal. In the highest sense, the practice of a martial art consistently over time is about self discovery, about knowing who and what you are in this vast place - here and now - on the earth and in the universe. It is an activity developed to unify the body, mind and spirit. There are many practical less lofty reasons to study a martial art. Learn self-defense, get in shape, become more flexible, sweat, meet new people, and have fun. But even on an everyday level, the value of integrating your mind and body, of uniting special attitudes like respect, discipline, perseverance and responsibility with physical movements and high level attentiveness in a very structured environment relieves stress.

The martial art you practice should be compatible with your body, and you should stick with it long enough to realize its benefits. Since the real benefits from martial arts training are long term, it isn't a quick, impulsive thing to do.

As in any situation where learning is critical, a good teacher, whose personal development transcends physical techniques, is essential. Recognize that the serious practice of a martial art is about self knowledge, managing fear and anger, and finding inner strength.

This results in the confidence and greater ability in coping with uncertainties that so many accomplished martial artists possess.

Why Study Tae Kwon Do?

Like other classic martial arts, Tae Kwon Do stresses proper attitudes and the balance between mind and body. Tae Kwon Do is the way of hand and foot fighting for self defense. It originated in Korea, but is now practiced in enough countries that it has become the most popular martial art in the world. It is also one of the only martial arts in the Olympics.

It is distinguishable from other "empty hand" martial arts by its extensive use of the legs for kicking. This makes it a superb conditioning art and great cross-trainer. You will get in great physical condition, become much more flexible, and be capable of fast and balanced striking movements with your hands and feet.

Tae Kwon Do stresses the art (or way) of a classic martial art. It offers the rigorous demonstrable results of a science and the physical and mental training of a top athlete, tailored to your specific starting condition and goals.

Why Join the Academy of Martial Arts?

At the Academy of Martial Arts we strive to create an atmosphere of friendship and family with respect, discipline and humor. The instructors of the Academy of Martial Arts are leaders in their ability to work with diversity - including "at risk" youth, the older athlete, the competitive young person and those who seek deeper meaning without the cult-like adherence to Master/student protocol - the Academy of Martial Arts is unique.

Check us out! Discover for you what sets us apart from most of the other martial art schools.