Tae Kwon Do

Confidence. Self-Esteem. Sportsmanship. Awareness. Flexibility. Coordination. Focus. Maturity.

Maximize your or your child's potential with the 3D Tae Kwon Do program at Dynamic Defensive Arts in Brooklyn Park, MN!

3D Tae Kwon Do is unlike any other martial arts program. It combines practical knowledge of self-defense skills with the discipline and determination that is inherent in all martial artists.

In the classroom, students train with their shoes on to maximize the practical application of their training. Students learn to distinguish the appropriate times to use their training and when not to, as well as the level of force that should be used in any given situation.

Instruction goes beyond the classroom and emphasizes traits of a good martial artist and human being. Students in 3D Tae Kwon Do exemplify good behavior at home, at school, at work, and in the Twin Cities community.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tae Kwon Do?

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. As with many other arts, it combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases meditation and philosophy. The art, in general, emphasizes kicks thrown from a mobile stance, employing the leg's greater reach and power (compared to the arm). Tae Kwon Do training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks.

What is Tae Kwon Do used for?

There are two practices of Tae Kwon Do: traditional and sport. Traditional Tae Kwon Do envelopes the history and ritual of the martial art. Sport Tae Kwon Do emphasizes competition. In fact, Sport Tae Kwon Do is practiced at the Olympics! The 3D Tae Kwon Do program teaches both practices of Tae Kwon Do and also emphasizes practical self-defense skills.

How is Tae Kwon Do different from Karate?

The word "karate" is much more commonly heard in discussions about the martial arts. In fact, "karate" has become the umbrella term for martial arts in the United States. However, many programs that say they teach Karate actually teach Tae Kwon Do and other disciplines!

Tae Kwon Do and Karate share many similarities, but do have a few differences. While Tae Kwon Do originates from Korea, Karate originates from Japan. The Japanese word "karate" can be broken into two words: "kara," meaning empty, and "te," meaning hand. Therefore, "karate translates to "empty hand." Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands. Tae Kwon Do, on the other hand, places a greater emphasis on kicks and closed fists.