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“The Way Of The Hand And Foot”

What Is Traditional TaeKwon-Do?

TaeKwon-Do is an ancient Korean martial art. Many people practice TaeKwon-Do for its self-defense benefits, but it is also an art that is studied and appreciated for its beauty and grace of movement. The spiritual aspect of TaeKwon-Do is found in its philosophy of self-restraint, kindness, and humility. Traditional TaeKwon-Do is the original style of TaeKwon-Do, which differs from modernized forms and other martial arts in several ways. Below are three of the major differences between them.

  • No physical contact is allowed in free sparring of Traditional TaeKwon-Do. 
  • Traditional TaeKwon-Do techniques contain more aerobic training than other martial arts styles. 
  • Traditional TaeKwon-Do emphasizes the improvement of each individual student rather than competition with others.

Who Can Learn Traditional TaeKwon-Do?

Children, teens, adults, and seniors can all learn TaeKwon-Do and enjoy its many benefits. Since the emphasis is on personal growth rather than on competition, people of all ages and backgrounds find TaeKwon-Do satisfying and challenging. In addition, because TaeKwon-Do requires such diverse skills, students can specialize with the art and develop their own area of expertise and enjoyment. Contact Traditional TaeKwon-Do Center in Tampa today to sign up for classes!

Areas of Specialties In Traditional TaeKwon-Do


Requires quickness and strategy.

Endurance + athletic techniques

Requires dedication and strength.


Focuses on precision and patterns.


Emphasizes escapes and defense techniques.


Demonstrates power and requires speed, accuracy, and strength.

What Are The Goals Of Traditional TaeKwon-Do?

Unlike other sports where the primary goal is to defeat an opponent or set a record, a true martial art does not emphasize competition with others. The primary goal of TaeKwon-Do is to help each student develop physically and mentally to his or her full potential. Contact Traditional TaeKwon-Do Center in Tampa today to learn more!

Physical Fitness

TaeKwon-Do offers a vigorous and challenging workout. Through conditioning exercises involving the entire body, TaeKwon-Do promotes quickness, strength, flexibility, and endurance. Its emphasis on technique and body-control provide invaluable training for those active in other sports — from soccer and hockey to tennis and golf.

Mental Discipline

The body and mind work together in TaeKwon-Do to deliver powerful, timely, and effective techniques. As a result, TaeKwon-Do is as challenging mentally as it is physically. Improved focus and concentration are two amazing benefits, which result from the study and practice of TaeKwon-Do that will help you in many areas of life.


By mastering many different skills at each level, students learn to set and achieve personal goals. The positive experiences along with the confidence they gain from becoming physically fit and mentally sharp combine to provide them with self-confidence, pride, and a positive outlook when faced with life’s most difficult challenges.

More About Traditional TaeKwon-Do Center in Tampa

Traditional TaeKwon-Do Center in Tampa was started in 1997 by TaeKwon-Do Master Brunner with the mission to teach adults and kids alike the techniques and benefits of Traditional TaeKwon-Do. Today, we offer after-school programs for kids to strengthen both their body and mind. Traditional TaeKwon-Do techniques help instill mental focus and self-discipline in children that will help them both in school and in life.

Traditional TaeKwon-Do Center in Tampa also offers classes for adults. Our adult classes focus on a total fitness experience that offers physical fitness, mental fitness, moral fitness, and financial fitness. This total fitness experience will change your outlook on life, and encourage an overall improvement of both mental and physical health. Learn more about our adult Traditional TaeKwon-Do classes here

Contact Traditional TaeKwon-Do Center in Tampa today to sign up for our after school program or adult classes!

Master Brunner

Kwan Jang-Nim Gerhard Brunner was born in Munich, Germany and has been practicing TaeKwon-Do for 42 years. He is currently a 7th Dan black belt and has been teaching for over 37 years. Master Brunner has gained international recognition and numerous awards throughout the years, including the Hall of Fame Award for Outstanding Traditional Leadership. 

After establishing nine schools in Germany, he opened the first Traditional TaeKwon-Do Center in Tampa, Florida, in 1997. Master Brunner was one of the first certified Kimoodo instructor in the United States.

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