Learn About Our Style of Martial Arts Training
Although people generally select a martial arts school for reasons other than the martial arts style taught at the school (e.g., reputation, location, character-development emphasis, family focus) it’s still good to have a general understanding of the styles of martial arts before beginning a search for the best school for you.
Our style of martial arts training is called Taekwondo.
Taekwondo vs Karate
People often ask what is the difference between taekwondo and karate. Taekwondo originated in Korea and translates to “the art of hand and foot” while karate originated in Japan and translates to “empty hand”. Taekwondo incorporates both hand and foot techniques into the curriculum and karate will do the same with more emphasis on the hand techniques.
People also ask which style is better and the answer depends more on who’s teaching the classes. The classes at Chay’s Tae Kwon Do are personally taught by Master Chay and assisted by well trained instructors. This allows for a small student to instructor ratio so each student receives personalized attention which helps build up their confidence. Beware of large karate classes of mixed belts and mixed ages taught by only 1 or 2 instructors. Students learn at their own individual rate and need to be grouped appropriately by age and rank.
When you are choosing which Racine-area martial arts school to attend, the biggest factor should not be taekwondo vs. karate. Your decision should be based on the quality of the school. Do they focus on character building and fitness? Do they offer a safe and supportive environment? Do the class sizes match the number of instructors? Is there enough training space to teach a proper class? We’re confident that you’ll find the right answers at Chay’s Tae Kwon Do of Racine.
To learn about Taekwondo in comparison to the other martial arts styles, you should read our free report, which provides an overview of all the main styles of martial arts. To access this report, just click on this link:
In reading this report you’ll see that the style differences are primarily in the physical aspects of the art (e.g., more or less emphasis on kicking, punching and throwing).
We obviously believe that Taekwondo is the best of the martial arts relative to the physical aspects. But what makes Chay's Tae Kwon Do special is that our training goes far beyond the kick, the punch and the throw. We also place a strong emphasis on the personal development of our students.
While we are experts in teaching Taekwondo techniques, a large focus of our training is on developing the following personal attributes in our students: self confidence, focus, discipline, fitness, healthy weight and self-esteem.
The development of these personal attributes is inherent within all martial arts but, at Chay's Tae Kwon Do, we put a special emphasis on maximizing our student’s potential in all aspects of their life.
To learn more about the personal-development aspects of our training, please access our free reports: